Erica Rosa | Shop Manager, Bird City Records

Women owned and operated, safe space, record store... check, check, and check. We were thrilled to learn of a new shop checking all those boxes from Erica Rosa who reached out about Bird City Records in LaPlata, Maryland.  Bird City opened this past April and is owned by Shannon Wang and Mona Wise. Erica is… Continue reading Erica Rosa | Shop Manager, Bird City Records

Lena Graaf | Label Owner, GMR Music

We're pleased to introduce you this week to Lena Graaf, who comes recommended by a few readers and is a badass all around, but in particular in the Swedish heavy music scene.  Lena runs a small record label, and distribution company focused on hard rock and metal, called GMR Music Group. GMR has over the… Continue reading Lena Graaf | Label Owner, GMR Music

Leigh Rixey | Marketing Manager, Strolling Bones Records

In our last post we had the opportunity to share Caroline of New West Records' story, so today we wanted to introduce you to the kind and talented Leigh Rixey, who helps run an imprint of New West Records, the small Athens-based label Strolling Bones Records as Marketing Manager. Leigh handles digital marketing and project… Continue reading Leigh Rixey | Marketing Manager, Strolling Bones Records

Caroline Barfield | Catalog and Project Coordinator, New West Records

This week meet the audio queen of New West Records Caroline Barfield, the Catalog and Project Coordinator, who makes up one half of the production team and oversees all things audio in Athens, Georgia. From setting up mastering sessions to approving test pressings, the audio is Caroline's world!  New West Records is an indie record… Continue reading Caroline Barfield | Catalog and Project Coordinator, New West Records

Melisa Penney-Jones | Co-Owner, Flip Side Music & More and Co-organizer, Record Fair NL

This week we get the pleasure to introduce you to a woman blazing vinyl trails in the Newfoundland region of Canada.  Meet Melisa Penney-Jones who co-owns Flip Side Music & More with her husband Doug, out of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.  Flip Side just turned four years old in April 2022 and is a primarily… Continue reading Melisa Penney-Jones | Co-Owner, Flip Side Music & More and Co-organizer, Record Fair NL