Heela Naqshband | Co-Owner, GC Records

Since 1999 Heela Naqshband has been bringing punk rock to your record collection. She is the co-owner of indie punk label GC Records, with her husband, Shahab based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Geykido Comet Records, or GC Records for short, launched officially in January 1999 with the release of the Intro5pect debut 7-inch vinyl record,… Continue reading Heela Naqshband | Co-Owner, GC Records

Cait Ilchuk | Sales & Label Manager, Independent Record Pressing

Who doesn't enjoy having a look behind the scenes at how the thing we all love so much is made? We had the pleasure of interviewing Cait Ilchuk who is the sales and label manager at Independent Record Pressing (IRP) in Bordentown, NJ. IRP was founded in 2015 by Dave Hansen (formerly General Manager of… Continue reading Cait Ilchuk | Sales & Label Manager, Independent Record Pressing

Mathilde Vanhassel| Label Relations, Diggers Factory

Live shows and tours are starting to come back, the need for merch is so important, and with pressing plants continuing to be booked out a company like Diggers Factory provides a great service for bands. Diggers Factory started in 2015 by two friends, Victor and Alexis, who met at the University in France and… Continue reading Mathilde Vanhassel| Label Relations, Diggers Factory

Lisa Power | Freelance A&R Consultant / Project Manager

Take a moment before you keep reading to think; how many women are in your top ten artists of all time?  How much of your record collection is made up by women artists and musicians?  How many of those women are getting reissues of their record or getting highlighted with Record Store Day releases?  These… Continue reading Lisa Power | Freelance A&R Consultant / Project Manager

Ren Harcar | Quality Assurance, Gotta Groove Records

We have our first double feature!  A blog interview, and podcast release to follow (next week) with Ren Harcar, Quality Assurance (QA) at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio.  From our first exchange I knew Ren was an immediate sister, she also had great insight to share after three years working in QA. She is… Continue reading Ren Harcar | Quality Assurance, Gotta Groove Records