Episode 015

Pete Dale - Musician and Ex-Label Owner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vinyl, the costs of releasing a single, and the time involved in running a record label

This week we stay in Manchester with musician, author, ex-label owner and music lecturer Pete Dale, where we move on to discuss vinyl, the costs of releasing a single, and the time involved in running a record label.

 
 Pete Dale. Whether it's starting bands, record labels, or educationg the next generation, he has at DIY  ethos at his core.

Pete Dale. Whether it's starting bands, record labels, or educationg the next generation, he has at DIY  ethos at his core.

 

There are so many benefits to starting a label, whether it is to release your own music, or that of others. A key takeaway we got from this episode was Pete's sensible words of caution "don't enter into this lightly". Like most things in life, it takes a lot of time and effort to do this well.

Breaking down the costs of a physical product release was really interesting, as well as hearing about the likelihood around turning a profit. All of these things rounded off a great two part insight into the world from the record label perspective which left us partly wanting to start one up, and partly thinking anyone who ever embarks on such a journey is completely bonkers!

This week we covered the good cause which is Care UK, who collect and distribute practical items for refugees in need. On a related topic, Ben mentioned a recent episode of Adam Buxton's podcast where he interviewed a Syrian refugee that he recommends as being well worth a listen. Links as always below.

 

Here are some links associated to the episode:

 

  • Pete's book - Here you'll find an Amazon link to Pete's book, Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, tradition and the punk underground.

 

  • Pete's Band - Listen to Milkey Whimpshake on their MySpace page here.

 

  • Adam Buxton's Podcast - Listen to Adam's episode with a Syrain refugee here.

 

  • Care UK Charity - The website for this week's good cause can be found here