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Melodrama Recordings is an independent recording company based in Seattle, Washington. Our primary mission is the recording, production, and promotion of great local songwriters, musicans, and bands. Through the marrying of technology and artistry, Melodrama seeks to keep the medium of ‘the album’ alive while staying ahead of the ever-evolving music industry.

Our very own Sad Song Studio - a comfortable tracking and mixing facility with vintage and new gear alike - is availible for your next project, be it a solo acoustic track or rockin' concept album! The future of music is now…won’t you join us?



 

Sad Song Studio Presents: Best of Volume 1 

 
 
This musical celebration features the creative output from six amazing artists, who all recorded at Sad Song Studio in sunny Burien, Washington, from 2013 – 2014.
A cross genre showcase, this event will transport the listener into aural Nirvana, and shine a light on the amazing musical community that has arisen from this humble recording house. 
 
 
For more information, click this link: CONCERT
 
 

Carter Hartsell talks music, politics, and everything Melodrama with Sonic Uprising... 

 Carter Hartsell, founder of Melodrama Recordings, Sad Song Studio, and frontman for 'Post-Romantic' Rock outfit The Last Great Love, candidly speaks to Paul Chave of Sonic Uprising about the state of music, American politics, and the future of recording. You can read all about it by clicking this link: Sonic Uprising


 


Click this link to read the interview: Sonic Uprising


 

The Last Great Love returns to the stage... 

The Last Great Love returns to the live music arena on Saturday, June 8, at The Skylark Cafe in Seattle, Washington. The band awakended from a Spring sleep, and are hurling towards you with  new music, and a terrible fury to spread their vision of 'Post-Romantic Rock to the masses. The band will be joined by the amazing sounds of Apostrophes and The Road. This epic event begins at 9:00 P.M., is a 21+ event, and costs only $8.00. Come witness some of the finest independent music in the Pacific Northwest... 



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Jean Harnett to perform live on the John Murry show on Ireland's RTE Radio 1... 



Melodrama Recordings artist, Jean Harnett, will be performing songs from her debut EP "Bricks & Mortar" this Wednesday, March 13, on the John Murry Show on Ireland's RTE Radio 1. This live peformance and interview is set to start at 9:00 A.M. (1:00 A.M. PST), so you'll want to stay up late and not miss a minute of this amazing artist's performance. If you haven't heard Jean's music, here is your chance to witness one of Ireland's finest female songwriters

Jean Harnett's 'Bricks & Mortar' honored by the Irish Times... 

 
 
 

 


 
Irish songwriter Jean Harnett is featured in today's edition of the Irish Times 'On the Record', This Enniscrone-born songsmith's heartfelt blend of the 'Mississippi Delta' and the Wilds of West Ireland is finding its way to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and her debut Single 'Bricks & Mortar' is being played on RTE Radio 1's  'Late Date' with Lilian Smith. This is a great day for independent music and its artists. Congratulations Jean, we are so proud of you!

You can read all about it here: Jean Harnett




Jean Harnett returns to Seattle... 

 



     
Irish songbird, Jean Harnett, returns to Seattle in November to perform a series of concerts in support of her debut EP "Bricks & Mortar". This gifted artist is equal parts "Mississippi Delta" blended with the wilds of West Ireland. An honest, thoughtful, and powerful songsmith, Jean's music stirs up comparisons to Damien Rice, Alison Krauss, and Glen Hansard, while having a 'familiar' and distinct sound all its own. With "Bricks & Mortar", Jean deftly navigates the waters of complex subject matter (relationships, family, and growing up) with impassioned storytelling, haunting melody, and a swagger that transcends her tender age.

If you missed Jean's Summer performances in Seattle, here is your chance to see one of Ireland's most gifted female songwriters live in concert on Saturday, November 17 at The Skylark Cafe in Seattle. Jean will be sharing the stage with Hidden Lakes from St. Louis and local favorite Spandrel. This will be a night of music that you won't want to miss, so come early and witness the very best in independent music...

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