Can you share some advice with people thinking of starting their own labels?
First, ask yourself "In 20 years, will I be proud to have helped bring this music into the world". If you can say yes to that, it really helps to get along with the artists on personal level- you're going to forever intertwined with them, and if you don't like them as people to begin with, I would have no idea how you could do it. Then I would say, read a lot, ask a lot of questions, be nice and put one foot in front of the other.
Lastly, what are you working on these days? Music, films – where can we expect to see you?
I'm in the process of directing a pretty large scale music documentary in conjunction with a great music label in Brooklyn, which I'll hopefully be able to announce soon. In addition, my brother and I are building a recording studio/video green screen studio in Brooklyn (called The Rumpus Room) where we can do anything we think of, with anyone we want, at any time. We were able to take a lot of the gear from the old Edison Studio and it's probably where we'll make most of our music and movies in the future- That's been our dream for a while, and it's very exciting that it's finally happening.
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