Jennie Zakrzewski | Co-Owner, Specific Recordings

Jennie in front of her and husband Flo's collection Meet Jennie Zakrzewski who starts by saying, "I won’t be pissed if you don’t even attempt to pronounce my last name" a sentiment I understand. Jennie wears a lot of hats as it relates to music and vinyl and someone to definitely keep an eye on.… Continue reading Jennie Zakrzewski | Co-Owner, Specific Recordings

Jessa Graves | Founder of Illumin Records

Jessa (right) and her mom Annie (left) at the 1994 Illumin Record Release Party I'm happy to be able to introduce you to Jessa Graves, founder of Illumin Records, a record label that's goal is to lighting the path for women in music, using a disruptive roadmap, a defiant rejection of the status quo, while… Continue reading Jessa Graves | Founder of Illumin Records

Kaitlyn Brown | QC and Packaging, Blue Sprocket Pressing

Photo by Finn Raso Meet Kaitlyn Brown, a 2019 graduate from James Madison University with a degree in Music Industry. She is one of four team members, as well as the only woman employee, at Blue Sprocket Pressing in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her focus there is on QC and packaging as well as social media. Blue… Continue reading Kaitlyn Brown | QC and Packaging, Blue Sprocket Pressing

Emily Nobumoto | Director of Operations, Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

Meet Emily Nobumoto, the talented and passionate Director of Operations at Leesta Vall Sound Recordings; a niche record label in Brooklyn NY that has an exclusive focus on late cut vinyl releases.  The label holds Direct-To-Vinyl Live Sessions which are live performances at the studio, mixed & mastered on the fly, and cut directly to… Continue reading Emily Nobumoto | Director of Operations, Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

Amy Kesting | Co-Owner, Spoonful Records

Today is the second of the 2020 Record Store Day drops, so no better day to highlight a small business owner, Amy the co-owner of Spoonful Records in Columbus Ohio. Brett and Amy met at the Columbus Museum of Art and opened the store in 2010. Amy's role is as the used collections buyer &… Continue reading Amy Kesting | Co-Owner, Spoonful Records