Anthony Bucher loves a good underdog story. Before helping unknown songwriters and producers break out of their home studios and rise to prominence as CEO and President of Hitmaker Services and many other companies, Tony was like any regular college student. Purdue in 1992. He was hanging out with his friends. He spent most of his nights listening to his favorite records. And he did his best not to miss most of his morning classes.
After graduating in business management in 1995, Tony had to start somewhere. His first job was as a management consultant at Price Waterhouse. After a year, he started his first company, Bucher & Christian, an Indianapolis-based computer company without venture capital funding. Armed solely with his knowledge of the business and the desire to build a regional consulting company focused on high quality customer service at a fair price, he worked to make this company the largest private IT company in Indiana. and the third in importance. the Midwest, with offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, DC and St. Petersburg.
In 2004, the Indianapolis Business Journal named him one of Indiana’s Top 40 Businessmen Under 40. By the time he left in 2008, BC Forward had over $55 million in revenue and boasted an impressive list of clients, including Eli Lilly, Proctor and Gamble, and others.
After a few more successful stints with other companies, Bucher entered the entertainment industry in 2009, founding Gracie Productions, which became the fifth-largest independent music company in the United States, with clients including Universal , EMI, MTV, NBC and others. He and his team have collaborated with a variety of artists, from independent artists to household names like Eminem, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
Nowadays, Tony still finds time to go out. He still listens to a lot of records. And he always does his best not to miss his morning appointments. Because, as far as he goes, Tony still considers himself an outsider.
When asked what motivates him to work so hard, Anthony Bucher replies:I have this desire to give independent artists the same chance as artists from major labels.“