Ralph Carr is an Australian Music & Sport Manager, Music Publisher and Industry expert...
Ralph has spent more than 20 years at the helm of the Australian Music Industry. He is committed to development with management of Australian acts to a world standard through RCM. Standard Records is the music recording arm of Standard and Standard Publishing.
In the late eighties Ralph managed the Melbourne Rock band Janz with members including: David Janz, Rob Parde, Steve 'Mac' Mclennan, David Carr and Phil Martin.
In the nineties he managed, Rick Price 1992–2004, the single Not a Day Goes By reached #5 on the Australian National Charts, spending 20 weeks in the Australian top 20 and achieving both ARIA Gold and Platinum status. The single Heaven Knows also reached #5 on the National Australian chart and achieved both Gold and Platinum status. Heaven Knows also received the prestigious award for APRA 'Song of the Year' in 1992. When Heaven Knows, the album, was released it debuted at #3 on the charts. The album achieved Gold and double Platinum status. Additional awards received by Ralph Carr and Rick Price in 1992-1993 included: Australian Export Award – 1993 (In recognition of International Success) Advance Australia Foundation Award – 1993 (In recognition of making an outstanding contribution to the growth and enhancement of Australia), Heaven Knows was nominated for 3 ARIA Awards, Walk Away Renee -Australian Music Award -Single of the Year 1993
Ralph Carr took over the management of Tina Arena 1992–2000. By August 1994, after Tina Arena released the single Chains from the album don’t ask'. Ralph Carr as executive producer. Resulting in the following: 2.6 million sales world wide, achieving 10 x Platinum sales in Australia, Winner of 4 ARIA Awards at the 1995 Australian Record Industry Association Awards: Best Pop Release, Song Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year. Sell-out Australian Stadium tour, Variety Club Performer of the Year, 1995 Advance Australia Foundation Award, 1995 Nominated at the British Music Awards for Best New International Artist, 1995 Australian Artist of the Year at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, 1996 Mo Awards from the Variety Club of Australia, 1995: Outstanding Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist. Song of the Year at the 1996 APRA Awards for co-composition Wasn’t It Good. Advance Australia Award for her outstanding contribution to music, 1995 Patron of the Year for Australian Music Week, 1998 Gold and Platinum album sales for In Deep in France.
Ralph Carr took over the management for Kate Ceberano in 2002-current. Under Ralph's management, Kate released the studio album, a collaboration titled The Girl Can Help It. Kate Ceberano's album, 19 Days In New York, is the result of a partnership between the singer and two of America's original R&B recording masters - Billy Davis and Leonard Caston. Together, the two wrote the classics Reet Petite, Lonely Teardrops and I'll Be Satisfied. 19 Days in New York has maintained a steady chart position since October 2004.
Ralph Carr has managed music artists including: Vanessa Amorosi, s2s, Pseudo Echo, Madeleine West, Deborah Conway, Jack Jones, David Franj and Juliette Lewis (Actress).
Standard Publishing is the music publishing arm of Standard established in 1994.Standard Music Publishing has been awarded by the national association of songwriters, APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association), winning prestigious APRA Awards over the past few years, including Song of the Year for Tina Arena's Wasn't It Good in 1996, Most Performed Work in 2001 for Vanessa Amorossi track Shine written by Robert Parde and two final nominations for Desensitized' and Say You Do for the Most Played award. Standard Music Publishing also has a reputation overseas.
In 2003, Standard had a track on Jo Dee Messina's album Burn. Jo Dee took Burn to number 3 on the Billboard US Country Charts and won for Standard Music an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher) Country Music Award for the song's success in the United States. Standard Music songwriters have written and co-written songs which appear on releases by many of Australia's best known acts, including Vanessa Amorossi, Human Nature, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Deni Hines, Vika and Linda Bull, Paul Kelly, Batchelor Girl, Lee Kernaghan, Marie Wilson, The Seekers, as well as international acts such as Terri Clark, Wynnona, Jo Dee Messina and Michael English - all of whom are US Country artists who have sold in excess of one million records in the US.
Laura Pausini is another huge overseas act to use songs written by Standard Music writers. She has sold over 10 million albums and had a number one hit with If That's Love on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2004.The leading single I Love You Crazy from Olivia Newton John's album, Olivia, was written by Standard Music writers.
Standard Publishing's writers include: Robert Parde, Pam Reswick, Ian Sandercoe, Steve Werfel, Sister2Sister, Suzani Rain, Sarah Godden, James & Vince Leigh, David Franj and Tanya Self.
Ralph Carr has contributed to the following: Motion Picture Soundtrack for One Fine Day - starring George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, featuring Love's The Funny Way. The Mask of Zorro soundtrack - executive produced by Steven SpieIberg I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You written by Grammy Award winners James Horner and Will Jennings, and produced by Jim Steinman. Title track for the album of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's West End musical Whistle Down The Wind. And provided the singer for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday celebrations at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Ralph secured major sponsorships including: Honda Motor vehicles, Saba Clothing, Motorola, Qantas, Coca-Cola, Rayban, Schwartzkopf, Medibank Private and Elastoplast. Major corporate alignments and major publicity for stars and brand names includes: Sarah Jessica Parker and L'Oreal, Bruce Willis and Police Eyewear and Pierce Brosnan with Omega timepieces.
Carr says, "It's inevitable ... and the way of the future, major corporations will increasingly want to associate themselves with artists, entertainers and celebrities in this age of the 'cult of personality'."
Get more information about Ralph Carr at the RCM website: www.ralphcarr.com