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QRD #71 - Label Owner Follow-Up Interviews
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Label Owner Interviews:
Radical Matters Editions/Label
Cohort Records
I Had An Accident
Unread Records & Tapes
Little Helpers
Three One G
Second Motion Entertainment
Badman Recording Co.
Autumnal Release
Silber Records
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Silber Records
Silber Button Factory
Silber Kickstarter

Hey Kidz,

Welcome to QRD #71!

This time out I have a dozen interviews with label owners following up the interviews they did a few years ago.  In the next couple of months we’ll probably get a few more responses.  I hope these interviews aren’t just of interest to label owners, but general music fans & even those just casually interested in the changing nature of the music industry.  Like everyone I’m not sure what the future holds for musicians & record labels & artists in general.  But I’m hopeful.  I think people are starting to put more value on art in general.  The overload of the internet seems to have finally hit & people are caring more about supporting the work they like & realizing the ramifications of not supporting it.  Even I admit that I haven’t always done my part, but these days I’m really trying.

You may have noticed that lately QRD always has an ad running for a Kickstarter.  A couple months ago it was for Joe Badon to do his graphic novel Terra Kaiju & not only did I give him financial support, I’m helping him put together a soundtrack for the comic that added value to the whole project.  I really see that as the mission I’ve been on with Silber & all its facets from the beginning -- figuring out how to help other artists to do better work.

That’s part of the whole reason I do interviews.  The interviews give people a chance to reflect & learn from each other. Because I know that even with the volume of community I’ve created, I often feel isolated & alone & toiling while working on projects.  Interviews make me realize the blessing I have to be born in an era when I can do the work I do as well as sparking new ideas & helping me to realize where I am wasting time & energy to make my work more efficient & hopefully others have the same experience.

In my personal news, I just moved to a small town & will have more physical space to work in.  So we’ll see if it helps me get more organized & get more work done.

Thank you all for your interest & support & spread the word about your favorite interview this issue if you can.

Brian John Mitchell