Ah, good ol’ record labels. It seems you can’t swing a guitar strap over your shoulder without hearing news of an artist in a dispute with their label, or the control the label has not only on the artist, but the music they release. Some artists have even gone on and recorded songs about their frustrations, subliminally making jabs at the wealth, power and authority these labels have over their creative, and sometimes actual, lives. Not only do they get the lion’s share of the royalties from your work, but they also can dictate the sound you use based on focus groups and what they think the masses want to hear. The thing that people tend to forget is that this negative relationship is usually associated with larger, corporate and often disconnected suits that work for the dollars alone.
But there is good news - it doesn’t have to be like this. You can create the music you love, and still nurture that passion when it comes to working with a label. You’ve really hit the jackpot when you work with a label that shares that enthusiasm, like Modern Cassette Records.
I think it’s easy to see what makes MCR different from the rest. Everyone needs a supportive community in their creative ventures, and that’s just what you’ll find here at Modern Cassette Records. Reach out today - the community needs to hear your music!
Article written by Leslie Roberts
Ron Riley and Justin Allen discuss the background and the vision behind Modern Cassette Records.
If you like what you have seen here and are an up and coming artist that could use a community to grow your music, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include links to your social media along with samples of your music. Let's build something together!