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What It Takes To Operate a Cassette-Based Record Label in 2015

Curious Possibilities: The Ins and Outs of Running a Tape Label in 2015 WHY ON EARTH WOULD I DO THIS? When I consider the decisions I’ve made in my life, I often think of that playful hypothetical question: “What would you do if you had X amount of dollars?” A few years ago, the online […]Read More »

The Hiss is Back: The Growing Resurgence of Cassette Culture

Why Your Band Should Consider This Cost-Saving Merch Opportunity As a child of the ’90s, I’m just barely old enough to feel nostalgic about cassettes. My first album was a tape of the Austin Powers soundtrack (actually a pretty decent collection of ’60s acid rock), and a few years after that, I can remember dubbing […]Read More »

7 Reasons Your Band Should Release Music on Cassette

The Argument for Tapes: Why Your Band Should Release Your Music on Cassette  If you are an indie musician or label there’s a good chance you’re interested in making physical product of your recordings.  Although CDs and vinyl are positioned as the standard for physical media, and certainly valid depending on your audience, demographic, and/or […]Read More »

3 of the Most Creative Ways Bands Distribute Download Codes

There seems to be a divide between physical merchandise: from CDs, tapes, and records to T-shirts, other branded items, and digital downloads. The latter is criticized by record collectors and other purists for not existing physically, robbing some of mementos from their fandom. But what if bands paired digital music access with tangible merchandise, other than […]Read More »

Taylor Swift, Spotify and the Musical Food Chain Myth

I cannot tell you how happy I am that the conversation about Taylor Swift and Spotify is happening. Maybe people will start listening to what independent artists like me and my peers have been saying for years now. A little background for those who don’t know me: I’ve been an indie musician by choice for […]Read More »

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