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History

Ace Fu began in the womb of Eric Speck as a label called Air King Alliance (AKA) at the close of 1997. The first release was a split 7" single was with Chisel (featuring the great Teddy Leo) and The Van Pelt (featuring the insane yet legendary Chrissy Leo). Eric then moved to Portland Oregon and decided to start anew, and thus was the birth of Ace Fu. A move back to NJ/NY with Pinback on the roster meant a beefing up of the label, which has been full steam ahead ever since. In addition to Eric, marketing whiz JT Hamilton dropped everything and left a promising career at a coffee retailing GIANT to join the Fu first, as an intern, then, Retail Marketing Manager, then General Manager. Andy washed up on the Fu shores in September 2006 an alumnus of Radical Records, and Jetset Records. As Production Manager he keeps all things Fu looking tight and sounding right. Now, with eyes toward the future, and both hands on the wheel, Ace Fu continues to forge ahead in the name of all that is rock.

Dossier

CONTACT:
201.401. 8482

DISTRIBUTION:
North American distribution by Caroline Distribution
UK distribution by Pinnacle
Italian distribution by Goodfellas
French distribution by Differ-Ant
Benelux distribution by Bang!

E-MAIL CONTACT:
Press Inquiries: sketch - at - acefu.net
Radio Inquiries: sketch - at - acefu.net
Retail Inquiries: sketch - at - acefu.net
Customer Service: sketch - at - acefu.net
New Media: sketch - at - acefu.net
Streat Team: sketch - at - acefu.net
General Inquiries: sketch - at - acefu.net

Staff

ERIC SPECK: owner guy.
KATE BLUMM: Alumnus
DAVIE KAUFMANN: Alumnus
TAI MORITA: Alumnus
DAVE RODRIGUEZ: the art director
ANDY PEREZ: Alumnus
MAEBE HAMILTON: Director of strategic canine communications
Chris Denune: money guy
JT Hamilton: Alumnus
Joe Fitzgerald: Alumnus

FAQ

WHO ARE YOU?
We are a mid-sized, entirely independent rock record label based in New York City.  Located on the top floor of a renovated warehouse building in beautiful senic South Williamsburg, we occupy an office inhabited by creatures of all sorts, including but not limited to: employees, interns, Culldy puppies, towers of records, bands, hucksters, jokesters, smart-alecs, wisenheimers, high rollers, low ballers, et al.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Well, we release records - on compact disc, mp3s, and vinyl.  We do our damndest to promote our bands to the world and make their music famous.

DO YOU ACCEPT DEMOS?
Yes, we accept demos.  Send your demo on CD to PO BOX 552 NYC NY 10009.  If you are all digital and whatnot, you can send an email to demos- AT - acefu.net with a LINK to your website & mp3s.  DO NOT attach mp3s to your email!

Everyone who submits music for consideration will receive a response in due time.  We WILL listen to all demos submitted but it takes a while so please be patient.  If you want to follow up on the status of you demo and it’s been AT LEAST 3 weeks since you’ve sent it, you may email office- AT -acefu.net

I ORDERED A CD FROM YOUR WEBSITE BUT IT HASN’T ARRIVED!  WHAT THE #$%?
First off, we apologize for the delay.  Please email your specific question / problem to postoffice- AT -acefu.net. Please note, sometimes we are out of stock on an item and awaiting a fresh batch from our distributor and such may be the reasons for a short delay in delivery.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT USING ACE FU MUSIC IN A FILM OR TV PROGRAM OR ADVERTISEMENT?
We’d love it if you include our music in your production.  Thanks for considering us.  Please email jtham- AT -acefu.net with the following information:  Title and Description of the production, Release date and Distribution network for the production, description of how the music will be used and any payment information.

CAN I WORK FOR YOU?
Wahoo!  Thanks for asking.  Basically, we don’t have any paid positions available right now and when we do, we mostly ALWAYS hire from within.  However, we DEFINITELY could use your help as an intern or volunteer or street team member or in any which way you can help us.  If you’d like to hear more about this, just go to our JoinUs page.  

WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND THAT ACE FU BAND IN MY LOCAL RECORD STORE STORE?
Well, it’s PROBABLY because they’re out of stock.  SO, first, go up to the clerk and ask if they have it and when they say no say “Ohh” with great surprise and a smidgen of distaste, as if you couldn’t possibly believe they’d be out of stock of an Ace Fu title. Then email jtham- AT –acefu.net and it’ll be taken care of ASAP.  LASTLY, go to our lovely E-store and feel free to order the item directly from us.

I NEED A PROMO CD FOR RADIO OR PRESS.  WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
info - at - acefu.net