What motivated you? Why here, why now?
What will be your first release?
Any special projects planned?
Are you looking to tap into a particular local scene or were you aiming to capture a sound?
Tell us about the label Name and logo.
There's so much to learn about running a label, share with us some of the lessons you're learning along the way.
I was very lucky to have several friends who run independent labels who offered guidance and advice (Chris West of Superhot, Leigh Jones of Riff Rock, Jay Ackerman of Hevisike, Gareth Kelly of When Planets Collide, and James Kidd of UMC). I still call on them now occasionally, though I’ve learned so much in the last 9 months.
What changes do you see ahead for the music industry?
What will you do to stay on top of new and emerging technology?
What's the biggest challenge facing you today as an independent label?
Seems like there are a lot of independent heavy labels emerging these days. What will you do to set yourself apart?
What do you look for in your bands?
How do you find your artists? Are you a club rat, constantly searching live venues for cool acts?
What are you looking for now?
Are you involved in all the creative decisions?
What would you like to see happen for the future of the music industry and your label in particular?
Anything else you'd like to share with the waveriders?
Best of luck man. Ripple will be there every step of the way to support you in any way we can.