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Thursday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
How Indie Labels Survived the Record Biz Apocalypse

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Independent record labels are a volatile proposition, relying on the taste and business prowess of their proprietors, and based on artists who can be fickle if not downright perverse. Add in the recent losses in sales of recorded music, and people start using words like 'apocalypse' and 'bloodbath.' So it may be counterintuitive to consider stable, successful labels with long track records. Learn what it takes to develop and maintain the creative and commercial foundations of a great indie label as they create outposts in today's culture.
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avatar for Matthew Kaplan Esq

Matthew Kaplan Esq

Ent AttyMatthew T Kaplan EsqMatthew Kaplan has been independently practicing entertainment law since 1990. During the past twenty plus years Mr. Kaplan has focused much of his attention on the indie artists and labels of the world, making sure that they are not taken advantage of... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Kaplan

Matthew Kaplan

Ent AttyMatthew T Kaplan EsqMatthew Kaplan has been independently practicing entertainment law since 1990. During the past twenty plus years Mr. Kaplan has focused much of his attention on the indie artists and labels of the world, making sure that they are not taken advantage of... Read More →
avatar for Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Label MgrFairfax RecordingsLabel manager for Fairfax Recordings, an indie run out of the space that was once the legendary Sound City Studios in sunny Van Nuys, CA. Past includes stints at MySpace (Records), Sub Pop (as head of A&R) & running the label for The Get Up Kids, & extensive... Read More →
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Josh Rosenfeld

PresBarsuk Records
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Chris Swanson

Dead Oceans/Jagjaguwar/Secretly CanadianChris Swanson is a founder of the American independent record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as distribution group SC Distribution, publishing company SC Publishing, and management company Fort William Artist Management... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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