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The True State story

True State Entertainment was created in 2018 by Derek Garabedian and Andy Amato, to pass on what the two learned while being in bands for most of their lives. Both with tour experience and multiple record label knowledge, they learned how to navigate through music business through its ups and downs. Derek and Andy met for the first time when our bands toured together in 2010 and have been great friends ever since. Andy currently plays in the band Glass Lungs out of Brooklyn. 


"As far as influences go for me Korn was a big one when I was young, their first two albums are what got me into the heavier genres of music. Some other big ones are the Deftones, Vision of Disorder, and Boy Sets Fire. Andy’s influences are Misery Signals, Nas, Notorious BIG, Mob Deep, Radiohead, Pat Metheny, Wu Tang Clan, Amy Winehouse, Counterparts, Lauren Hill, Nirvana, Billie Eillish, Lana Del Rey, The Cure, and Depeche Mode." - Derek Garabedian