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It's Up to Us: How to Grow Your Record Label in the 2020s

It's Up to Us: How to Grow Your Record Label in the 2020s

It's Up to Us: How to Grow Your Record Label in the 2020s

There's a reason why some countries export more good music than everywhere else, and it’s down to the health of their independent label scene.

Published on 15 January 2020

Gareth Murphy is author of Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry. For his music business articles in the UK press, he won Writer of the Year at the 2017 PPA Independent Publisher Awards. He ghostwrote Siren Song, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein’s official autobiography, and lives in Paris.

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Like a canary in a coal mine, the music industry has collapsed just before Wall Street, twice in one century. Gareth Murphy explores the eerie parallels – and what could come next.

Published on 1 April 2015

Gareth Murphy is author of Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry. For his music business articles in the UK press, he won Writer of the Year at the 2017 PPA Independent Publisher Awards. He ghostwrote Siren Song, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein’s official autobiography, and lives in Paris.