Music business veteran Kevin Wommack started managing bands back in the 80’s when his own band – The Wommack Brothers – broke up, and he realized his calling was more akin to managing rather than actually playing. As a result Loophole Management was born. Clients have varied over the years, including a long and fruitful partnership with Omar and The Howlers, and the storied rock band Pariah. The current Loophole Management roster includes Grammy winning artists Los Lonely Boys, The Dunwells, Hunter Sharpe, Ben Kweller, Girl Pilot featuring Sahara Smith, Sugar Dirt and Sand, and The Digital Wild.
In 2009, following a successful SXSW, the timing seemed right to start a record label. As Los Lonely Boys were coming off their deal with Epic, and various other management clients had albums looking for a home, it just made sense to create the label. And thus, Playing In Traffic Records came into being! Artists signed to the Playing In Traffic label are: Los Lonely Boys, SPEAK, The Dunwells, Girl Pilot (aka Sahara Smith) and Michelle Armstrong. As Kevin states, “It really seemed like a natural progression to continue to provide services to our artists, and give them a creative outlet for their music.” Playing In Traffic Records is distributed by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Our motto is: to embrace a self-starting ingenuity, and offer our artists a variety of services in a creative and nurturing music haven where they can grow and flourish.
With all the traffic/congestion in today’s music industry, we strive to clear a path for our artists. We hope you enjoy driving around our site and checking them out!