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Year End 2013

Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2013

Adam (Say-10 Records)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2013? (In order 1-5)

My top 5 are all albums that I would have given appendages to have released in 2013.

  1. Great ApesThread
  2. RVIVRThe Beauty Between
  3. Worship ThisTomorrow, I’ll Miss You
  4. Swearin'Surfing Strange
  5. Great CynicsLike I Belong

2. What band did you discover in 2013 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Stabbed in Back! I hadn't heard of them and then all of a sudden we were doing a 7" together. My prediction for 2014 is that these dudes are going to be HUGE. Seriously don't sleep on this band.

3. How will you remember 2013? (In terms of music)

As the year that music saved the world! I can't believe how many great albums came out this year. Everyone loves to reflect back fondly to a point in their teenage years when they really got into music as the best time that music existed... I am now in my 30s and I can honestly say that I haven't had a year impact me as much as 2013 did.

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2014?

Hopefully another huge year from Say-10. The first handful of releases coming out will be Divided Heaven's Youngblood LP, a Slutever postcard flexi, and a Daycare Swindlers/Walk the Plank 7". Other than that expect a stack of amazing releases that will be announced shortly. Check out www.say-10.com for info.

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2014?

I am really excited about the Ann Beretta / Smoke or Fire split and the Grade / Ensign splits that will be happening in 2014. Each release will be accompanied by skateboards for each band. Get stoked!

6. There is a lot of debate over streaming sites and royalties, namely with Spotify. What is your stance on the economic policies behind the current streaming services? Do you have a preferred one?

I use spotify all day long while I am at my day job. I would rather listen to music I like and give the bands I care about more money for me listening to their songs rather than them getting nothing (I already bought the record and have the mp3s to listen to on my home computer). It is better for their royalty statement to have something on it rather than the 0.00 they would receive if it was all pirated.

Do I wish that bands/labels were paid more? Fuck yeah I do, but at the end of the day we are all involved in something that is juvenile at the best of times. I'll leave the counting of the dollars and cents to the larger labels/bands. I just want to have fun.

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Words by the SPB team on Jan. 11, 2014, 4:46 p.m.

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