with Renzo of Felmay Records
Label: Felmay Records
City: Torino, Italy
QRD – When did you start your label?
Renzo – In 1975.
QRD – Where did you get the money to finance your first few releases?
Renzo – We started with very low budget productions, artists were willing to cooperate to keep the costs as low as possible.
QRD – How many releases have you put out?
Renzo – About 350 titles.
QRD – How many releases would you like to do a year?
Renzo – 12-15.
QRD – How many hours a week do you work on the label & how many would you like to?
Renzo – Many, many, as many as I can. I never stop working.
QRD – What are the fun &/or rewarding parts about running a label?
Renzo – Concretized dreams.
QRD – How do you feel labels are more & less useful to artists now than they were five years ago?
Renzo – Less, in terms of sales, more in terms of promotion.
QRD – What makes your label special & unique?
Renzo – The broad spectrum of rare or unknown music we release.
QRD – How has your physical location effected your label?
Renzo – We release many italian rooted music artists, because we are here!!
QRD – Do you enjoy music as much now as you used to & how has running a label effected how you listen to/hear music?
Renzo – Same fun, more care of the market impact certain artist can make. Incredible.
QRD – What’s your demos policy?
Renzo – We listen to most of them.
QRD – How do you find out about new artists for your label?
Renzo – Word of mouth.
QRD –What’s been your biggest selling release & why do you think it was?
Renzo – Banda Nica Matri Mia. Nice music, very moving & original sound....
QRD – What is the thing all releases on your label have in common?
Renzo – Me!!!!!