Other Record Labels

Other Record Labels

Taking the Mystery out of Running a Record Label A podcast for independent record labels with interviews from Sub Pop, Ghostly International, Mute Records, Jagjaguwar, and more. Tips and advice for people starting and running a record label. www.otherrecordlabels.com


December 4, 2023 18 mins

In today's instalment, I dive deep into the innovative and game-changing strategies that indie record labels have been employing over the past year. These are some of the things I've noticed labels in our community doing that I think everyone should try -- or at least your own version of... Get ready for a dynamic discussion as we explore the realms of marketing, revenue generation, and fan engagement.

From guerrilla marketing tact...

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Welcome to Other Record Labels, the podcast for indie record label owners and enthusiasts. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of indie Christian R&B and hip-hop with Dee Diaz from Reach Records, based in the vibrant music hub of Atlanta.

Discover how the city's identity influences Reach Records and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with being a Christian label. Explore the balance between niche appeal ...

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November 20, 2023 41 mins

In this episode of 'Other Record Labels,' Scott dives into the world of vinyl pressing with a look into the 10 most common mistakes indie labels and artists make. From the power of lead time to the art of exploiting test pressings, Scott breaks down the essentials. 

Presented by Precision Pressing (http://precisionpressing.com)

Get more FREE resources on Vinyl Records here: http://otherrecordlabels.com/vinyl

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Welcome to another INDUSTRY INSIDERS episode of "Other Record Labels," where host Scott dives deep into the world of indie record labels and independent artists. In this episode, Scott sits down with Paul Miller, the mastermind behind Precision Pressing, a cutting-edge vinyl pressing plant.

Tune in as they tackle the pressing issues in the vinyl industry – literally. From navigating supply chain challenges to the surprising drop in...

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I got a really cool offer email from a major record label that promised a nice chunk of cash...

But when I started to look closer, it turned out to be a pretty raw deal...

Let me tell you the story...


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November 7, 2023 14 mins

Are you an indie record label owner or an emerging artist seeking to press your music onto vinyl records? In this podcast episode, we've got you covered with valuable insights into the process of choosing the right vinyl pressing plant for your project. Join us as we delve deep into the 5 crucial factors that should guide your decision-making.

Presented by Precision Pressing http://precisionpressing.com


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Is it okay to release a record in December?  How does an artist tell a story with their new release? How do I promote myself in this ever-changing music landscape? 

The are just a few of the questions I pose to veteran publicist and artist manager, Jamie Coletta (No Earbuds).

Jamie has been a friend of Other Record Labels for many years, and has been an instructor in a few of our courses in our Record Label Academy (http://otherrec...

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October 23, 2023 25 mins

Are you making one or more of these ten mistakes that I see record labels make with their website?

Learn more here: http://otherrecordlabels.com/website

From outdated news and overwhelming Link Trees to the paradox of choice and missing the basics, we'll uncover the top 10 mistakes that could be hindering your online presence. Are you committing any of these website blunders? Tune in to find out and learn how to take your label's o...

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A #recordlabel that throws DJ parties while also fermenting foods? That sounds like a crazy idea... and it was... So Stereo Ferment their business model and quickly became one of Toronto's most exciting House music labels... while keeping the name, Stereo Ferment!

Join us as we talk about design, house music, DJing, and much more!


Presented by Squarespace - http://otherrecordlabels.com/squarespace

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October 9, 2023 32 mins

Crafting Your Record Label's Digital Presence Explore the vital steps to create a record label website that leaves a lasting impression. Join us as we delve into web hosting, domain selection, artist showcases, and more, with expert insights to help you establish a strong online presence for your label.

Let's look at 10 easy steps to building an simple and effective website for your record label.

Download my FREE Record Label W...

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Join host Scott Orr on this episode of Other Record Labels as he chats with Will from Skyline Records, a Nashville-based record label. They dive into the world of modern bluegrass and music law. Discover the backstory of Skyline Records and how they navigate the competitive Nashville scene. Will shares insights into the label's genre preferences and his role as an advocate for bluegrass. The episode also explores the challenges and...

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September 25, 2023 16 mins

In this episode, we delve into how indie record labels are redefining their path to success through daring risk-taking. More importantly, how labels can smash some boring paradigms on how records should be released, and unlock some innovative ways of getting heard!

Discover real-life examples and gain insights into financial, creative, and marketing strategies that set these labels apart. Explore the art of community-building and f...

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In this episode of Other Record Labels, Scott shares in an insightful conversation with Emmet, the mastermind behind BudTapes, a record label based in the Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon. 

Like the say, "Fake it till you make it!"

★★ This episode is presented by Hypeddit - Learn more at http://otherrecordlabels.com/hypeddit


Emmet's journey into the music industry started when he submitted hi...

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Join us in this episode as we tackle the love-hate relationship with social media in 2023. We delve into the very real concerns plaguing these platforms and explore why, despite our reservations, indie record labels should harness the potential of social media.

Discover 4 compelling reasons why you should embrace these digital landscapes as a record label, regardless of your preferences or content style. Whether you're an aspiring ...

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In this episode, we're diving into the world of record labels with a unique focus. Our guest, Mark from ProgRock.com Essentials, takes us through the evolution of their label, from a blog and radio show to a full-fledged record label dedicated to celebrating progressive rock. We discuss the power and responsibility of genre-centric labels, explore the history of progressive rock, and uncover the passionate community t...

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August 28, 2023 24 mins

🎙️ Tune in to our latest episode as we delve into the captivating world of independent record labels and uncover the seven fundamental steps to launch your very own label from scratch.


Download my free 7 Steps to Getting Started Checklist: http://otherrecordlabels.com/getstarted

Presented by Infinite Catalog: (http://infinitecatalog.com/otherrecordlabels)


🎵 Whether you're a music aficionado with dreams of curating a label or ...

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August 21, 2023 30 mins

Discover the debate surrounding the ownership of master recordings in the music industry. Explore the pros and cons for record labels, from strategic investments to artist relationships. Learn how classic albums and songs continue to generate revenue years later, and why a fairer model is emerging. Delve into the evolving landscape where creative control and financial considerations intersect.


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Indie Record Label Release Strategy: Finding the Right Frequency for your #RecordLabels releases...

Discover expert tips for indie record label owners on planning the perfect number of releases per year. From sustainable schedules to artist flexibility, learn how to balance quality and quantity effectively.

Learn more at http://otherrecordlabels.com/quantity

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Why Indie Labels and Artists Should Keep Their Music Accessible. Discover the benefits of staying on popular streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. Learn how analyzing analytics, respecting fans' preferences, and diversifying revenue can boost your music career. Explore a balanced approach to streaming for indie success.

Learn More: http://otherrecordlabels.com/withhold

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July 31, 2023 19 mins

Why Record Labels Still Matter: Unlocking the Power of Artistic Empowerment

In this episode, we delve into the ever-relevant topic of record labels and their undeniable impact on indie artists. Join us as we explore five key reasons why record labels continue to play a crucial role in the music industry. From artist validation and the power of community support to bridging the knowledge gap and accessing valuable resources, we unco...

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