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Jeff Castalez of Dangerbird Records

“I don’t want to hear some guy chomping on a cigar in Beverly Hills telling me it’s all gone pear-shaped. The people who invented the paradigm and were trusted to run it let it run afoul. We have to fix it…There are going to be far fewer skyscrapers in the music business and many, many more squat buildings that are filled with purpose.” - Jeff Castalez, co-owner Dangerbird Records via “The people who...

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The Arcade Fire and indie record labels : The New Yorker

Maybe it is wishful thinking, with a tinge of regret, but this Sasha Frere-Jones article in The New Yorker points to the continued decline of the major label model.  In my humble opinion, this is a good thing however this leaves a void where the gatekeepers that once help us sort out what was worth listening to is filled with too many options. Now that the outsized profits of the CD era have disappeared, the music business is rapidly...

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