Pass the Mic is a Scene Point Blank tradition dating back to 2006 in which we turn the tables, sending a set of questions to bands, artists, and labels to get their opinions and memories of the past year in music. This year we've broken it into two pieces. Instead of one massive piece, Pass the Mic will be published in two entries reflecting on 2013 and examining the idea of royalties in an era of digital streaming. This is part two (you can read part one, featuring bands and artists, here). Here we speak to record labels and industry figures behind the bands you love. We hear from the teams behind labels like Magic Bullet, Twelve Gauge, Red Scare, Escapist, and a bunch more. Read on to hear their answers to our questions including their favorites of 2013, what they're up to in 2014, and the impact music streaming had on their business. 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. Great Apes – Thread RVIVR – The Beauty Between Worship This – Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You Swearin' – Surfing Strange Great Cynics – Like 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 … Read more
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