Smile Records was the brainchild of musician/ producer Tony Valenziano and founding partner Tansy Alexander (Rudin) in 1995. In 2001 Valenziano signed a long-term distribution deal with Image Entertainment, one of the leading distributors of videos/DVD's who was entering into the audio market with the signing of Smile. "Powerpop is a continuous genre that transcends all those that come and go," Tony explains, "yet there's never been a label that has focused entirely on that style of music. Image shares my vision and I'm excited to have them in our corner."
Since 2010, Tony has been working on another label project, Model Music Group, which released new projects in 2011 from John Waite and The Bangles. http://modelmusicgroup.com/