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.
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.