My vision is a music business wherein I open a state of the art record pressing plant in the US, and then funnel 25% of the proceeds into a double record label, with an imprint that releases rare, out of print, or previously unreleased recordings, alongside a label where the artist and label split profits evenly in an effort to foster higher quality albums, and keep musicians doing what they love and excel at, while promoting unproven and established acts alike, with the ability to provide tour support, and create a balanced pathway to a viable career as an artist. The label and the artist are both supported by the pressing plant, hence the name Two Barnacles On a Battleship, LLC. ...I have worked in the industry almost my entire adult life, and prior to that, I sold records... This is my passion, and the culmination of everything I have done. I have always loved audiophile quality releases, and I appreciate the aesthetic possibilities of having a state of the art press, where I can do every color and combination of colors imaginable, and I look forward to introducing the music world to many that have never been done before. This business does not just benefit me, a pressing plant would alleviate the long waits, and overseas shipping costs etc. which currently have a stranglehold on labels ability to project vinyl release dates, and more importantly, it hinders independant artists and bands from releasing their own material in a reasonable amount of time. I think this company offers something desperately needed to labels, and even moreso to independant artists trying to get an LP pressed at plants that are prioritizing majors. I have truly found a way to help everybody in the industry by doing exactly what I love.
The first three full length compilations series will see release within 6 months and are as follows:
Boogie Van Barbarians: Volume One which collects rarities from the 70's underground rock scene.
Bourbon and Bad Decisions: Volume One which focuses on outlaw country of the 60's through the 80's.
New Orleans Legends (name will change) focuses on unreleased material from several New Orleans legends, recordings from the 1950's through the mid 60's.
Labels and Bands take note; I don't print Jackets, so if you donate on a level that gets you a pressing run, you will need to have your jackets sent to me, and I will have them assembled and prepared for retail before they ship out.
Thank you all so much for taking time out of your day to look at this. Have a beautiful day!
For those interested in my background, I have worked as an archivist, copyright manager, licensing manager, Studio runner, client relations, A&R, drum technician, stage manager, performer, and independant recording artist. I have worked for Caribou Records, Don Williams Music Group, Metal Blade Records, Bug Music, BMG Chrysalis, and have also worked at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd, Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CD Warehouse and Sam Goody in the South Oakland section of Pittsburgh, and Marlowe's Music Mart in Clarion, PA. :)
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