For most of his career, Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt had a front row seat to the most subversive elements of punk rock culture.
His music career started at college with a radio show and fanzine, before launching Sub Pop in ’86 - a label best known for Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden.
After dumping his shares in 2003, unhappy with the culture change that came with selling a 49% stake to Warner, he took some time away from the industry to raise a family.Continue Reading
When you’re planning an event it’s always tempting to skimp on the extras to keep costs down - but if you cut so many corners that your event is no longer a tempting prospect for invitees, then your penny pinching could prove to be an expensive mistake.Continue Reading
“Do you still need a record label?” According to Portia Sabin (president of Kill Rock Stars and host of ‘The Future of What’) and all three of her guests on episode #46 of that podcast — John Shepski of Fluff & Gravy, Aaron Meola of Tender Loving Empire, and Blake Hickman of Good Cheer — the answer is YES. DIY Musician Blog explores the question and answer.Continue Reading
Excerpted from the Disc Makers updated Indie Artist’s Guide To Gigging, this section focuses on booking strategies for acts trying to gain momentum and widen their base.Continue Reading
via Prescription PR: [Editor’s Note: Though this article is specific to UK performance rights agencies, the process can be followed for checking in with any country’s royalty payouts] With touring so expensive and streaming royalties so low, it’s become harder than ever to make money out of music.Continue Reading