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19/20/21/22/23 Oct 2016

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Best and Worst of Being a Music Label in the 21st century

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15:30 - 16:30
The Dylan (D2 Panel Room) | Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam

15 years ago most people assumed that labels were a dying breed, but since then no credible alternative to the time honoured process of 'find talent/record talent/market talent' has appeared. So labels are not going to go away, partly because the ones that are around now have done an amazing job of adapting to today's conditions, but it is a very different world and making money has not gotten easier. So what are the upsides of being a label these days, and what are the things that continue to frustrate the people who've survived the massive disruption of the last decade?

Jon Berry (Kompakt, DE)
Artist and Label Manager at Kompakt

Nadine van Bodegraven (Armada Music, NL)
General Manager at Armada Music

Eelko van Kooten (Spinnin' Records, NL)
Manager Director & Owner at Spinnin' Records

Sam Valenti IV (Ghostly International, US)
Founder & CEO at Ghostly Internation

Chris Goss (Hospital Records, GB)

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