It’s March & I’m already at the third issue of QRD for 2013 & I’m starting the groundwork for the next issue (another installment in the cartoonist series). Pretty stoked about QRD at the moment & I’m hoping by magic that the ad revenue keeps coming in as I think I’ve gotten more money here in 2013 than in any other year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still only making $2 an hour on it, but that’s a fortune compared to the pennies an hour of the past. So if you are thinking about an ad just go ahead & do it. Coming soon will be the debut of our touring musician series & drummer series of interviews as well as a continuation of our Father’s Day series (so if you have suggestions for any of those, give me a shout).
It took forever to gather this set of label owner interviews. Some of the interviews are over a year old. Just took a long time to get enough responses for it to be a full issue. So I will wait at least a few months before trying out the label owner series again & when I do I think I’ll shoot for doing something with some of the folks from previous issues doing some updates.
A variety of labels in the series this time out – some with only a couple releases & some with a couple hundred releases, some built around the CD model & others on cassettes or vinyl or downloads, some doing dance music & other doing punk or experimental. It’s nice to see what different folks are doing & hear what a variety of things they are excited about.
Anyway, I hope you all dig this issue & as always, thanks for your interest & support!
Brian John Mitchell