Silver Wave Records has been a leading independent music label for Native American, World, and New Age music since 1986. Our mission is to present quality innovative music to the world while being a positive force in people’s lives. We want to be a service to our customers, artists, employees, and colleagues, and treat all people with integrity and respect. We feel blessed to be able to earn our living in this endeavor and strive to give back to those in need and to our planet. We hope to touch people on a deep level, instill a sense of peace in all who listen and, in that, help spread peace throughout the world.
Over the years Silver Wave Recordings have benefited the following organizations: Greenpeace, United Nations Enviornment Program, Save the Children, Amnesty International, Children’s Defense Fund, Native American Rights Fund, The Pineridge Reservation, The Rosebud Reservation, Second Harvest, Childreach, National Wildlife Federation, U’wa Defense Project, The World Peace Prayer Society and The People of the Standing Stone.
Thank you to all the listeners who have written to share their stories of how this music has given them great joy, transformed their lives, healed them, and helped them through difficult times; inspired them to open their hearts, be more creative, and love more deeply. May you always find peace.
Silver Wave Records was founded in 1986 in Boulder, Colorado with the goal of taking new age music to a wider audience. We sought to expand the boundaries and perceptions of new age music by adding more upbeat, dynamic, and worldly sounds. Jazziz magazine called Silver Wave “the premier label for music too interesting to be called new age”, and we were on the cutting edge of then new concepts such as smooth jazz, instrumental Christmas albums, theme compilations, and world lullaby collections.Danny Heines, Steve Haun, Davol, Fowler & Branca, and many others were all leading the way in creating this exciting new music.
Then in 1990, Silver Wave began paving the way for what became, and still is, the heart of our catalog: Contemporary Native American Music. Beginning with the pioneering work of Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, including the classic MIGRATION and the HOW THE WEST WAS LOST series, the label now represents the top Native Artists in the genre, and has earned a multitude of awards and critical acclaim along the way.
The ‘Silver Wave sound’ often defies categorization by offering unique cross-cultural collaborations and instrumental hybrids combined with consistently high-quality production and sound integrity.
The Silver Wave music catalog is now 60+ titles strong with offerings from over 20 artists including: Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, Alice Gomez, Mary Youngblood, Robert Mirabal, Lawrence Laughing, Tom Wasinger and more.
To purchase Silver Wave releases, you may order directly from us, visit a music store in your area or visit an online music retailer. For help locating retailers in your area that carry our music, please call us at 303-443-5617.
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