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Best and Worst of Running a Label in the 21st Century

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14:20 - 15:10
DeLaMar Theater (D4 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, 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?

Christian Smith (Tronic, SE)
DJ, Producer, Founder of Tronic

Ineke Daans (PIAS, BE)
Live Strategy Manager & PIAS Nites Coordinator

Kees van Weijen (STOMP, NL)

Moderator: Chris Goss (Hospital Records, GB)
Co-founder, Owner

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