Episode #46: Record Labels In The Round

by The Future of What

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In anticipation of Vortex Magazine's upcoming issue regarding the role of record labels in today's music economy, we sat down with three label heads from Portland to talk about what labels do for artists in 2016. Despite the label's varying ages, reach, and aesthetic, everyone in attendance could agree on the fact that there are too many business related tasks associated with releasing a record for one person, or a band, to handle.


John Shepski (Fluff & Gravy)
Aaron Meola (Tender Loving Empire)
Blake Hickman (Good Cheer)


Y La Bamba "Ostrich"
Fernando "Save Me"
Naked Hour "Crossfade"


released July 22, 2016



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