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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 record label knowledge, they learned how to navigate the music business through their own wins and losses. Derek and Andy met for the first time when they toured together in 2010 and have been great friends ever since. 


"True State is all about the family mentality. We take the time to learn about our artists and what their needs are, whether that is in the music business or personal side of their lives. We strive to make everyone better in all situations. This is the way we have always done things and will continue to do so."

-Derek G., and Andy

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