#016 : Dylan Magierek – Who Needs Record Labels?

In a time when worldwide distribution is available through companies like CD Baby for less then a pack of new bass strings, what is the use of a record label for an indie musician? These days even “major label” artists are striking out on their own for more lucrative careers as independents. So do you need a label? Are labels good or evil? How valuable are record companies to the indie music scene in this day and age?

Before you sign on the dotted line, Join Kevin in this truly valuable investigation into the pros and cons of having a label behind you. You may be surprised at what you learn.

Dylan Magierek runs Badman Recording Co. and has put out records for prestigious artists such as My Morning Jacket, The Posies and Mark Kozelek and compilations including Low and the Red House Painters.