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Name: Adam Bernard
Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome.
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w/ Beautiful Bodies ('15)

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July 2010 - January 2013
Jake Palumbo’s 12 Step Program for Launching a Label
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

With so many artists deciding to avoid the major labels, and instead release their music independently, new artist-run record labels are popping up daily. Eight years ago Jake Palumbo launched such a label, SpaceLAB Recordings, in east Tennessee. Two years later he moved the operation to Brooklyn, NY, and today the label is not only completely self-sufficient, it turns a profit, and Palumbo has four acts on it in addition to himself.

This week I caught up with Palumbo, who was kind enough to share some of his most important insights as to why SpaceLAB has become a success where so many other artist-run record labels have failed. These are twelve, not necessarily simple, but simply necessary rules for launching and running an independent label. So if you’re an artist thinking of doing it all on your own, here are some things you need to know.

Read the full story at RapReviews.com.


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