Seattle Office of Film + Music


THE GROWING TREND OF PHYSICAL MUSIC OBJECTS
September 14, 2010, 11:09 am
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New York Times
A few weeks ago, we covered the Seattle Weekly article about Sub Pop’s changing focus from music with merch to merch with music strategies. Now The New York Times is also taking note. The same article is cited, quoting Sub Pop’s Megan Jasper: “We used to give many of these tchotchke items away for free in an effort to entice people to pay for the music… But we’re considering flipping our strategy so that people pay for the toy and receive the music for free. Just a thought.” The article also discusses New York record companies such as Ghostly International and Stones Throw Records who are also using unique material objects to sell music rather than the other way around. Follow the link above to read the full article.

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SHABAZZ PALACES SIGNS TO SUB POP
September 2, 2010, 11:14 am
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Seattle Times
Sub Pop released five Shabazz Palaces songs on their soundcloud, announcing the hiphop group’s partnership with the venerable label. The record label is most known for its work with Seattle grunge bands, and Shabazz Palaces marks one of few departures from rock groups. Writes The Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces, “Seattle is the immeasurable muse, the backdrop, backbone, the foundation to how we all get down. So SP feels a lot of pride around this partnering-up as well. The people, the office, the deal, it all feels super plush.” The collaboration is particularly exciting; the last Seattle band signed to the label was Fleet Foxes, who have gone on to garner considerable national acclaim. Andrew Matson of Seattle Times writes, “It’s always special when Sub Pop looks to Seattle for artists to work with. There’s a feeling the label only works with the best we’ve got, that for a local act, getting signed to Sub Pop is like being knighted, the label saying, “You are officially doing the coolest music around.” To read the full story, follow the link. Be sure to watch the amazing video for “Belhaven Meridian” below.

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Shabazz Palaces – Belhaven Meridian, posted with vodpod


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APPLY FOR SUB POP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
April 8, 2010, 11:42 am
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Sub Pop
Sub Pop Records is offering a grand total of $13,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. To apply for these scholarships, students must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. They are looking for an applicant who is involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. The deadline for applications is May 15. For more information follow the above link.



EMUSIC LISTS THE 22 ESSENTIAL SUB POP ALBUMS
March 17, 2010, 12:53 pm
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eMusic
Online music store eMusic has written an editorial on the 22 most essential Sub Pop albums. EMusic subscribers can finally, as of very recently, get the likes of the artists on this list and the rest of the Sub Pop class. Douglas Wolk writes, “For the past 20 years, Sub Pop has been digging up strange, impudent, wonderful pop music from across the country and sometimes elsewhere. Here are 22 of the best, most influential and – in a few cases – most underrated Sub Pop albums; some are by stars, some are by near-unknowns, but they’re all worth checking out.” Click the above link to view the entire list.



SUB POP AND HARDLY ART GIVE AWAY 25 SONGS FOR FREE
January 21, 2010, 12:39 pm
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Sub Pop
Sub Pop and Hardly Art have released a free online sampler of 25 songs. While there aren’t many new songs on Cybersex Sampler 2.0, it does provide a place for you to download all of these tracks in one place and for free.



BEST AMBIANCE LABEL PROFILED BY THE SEATTLE WEEKLY
November 24, 2009, 11:07 am
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Seattle Weekly
Sub Pop’s newest off-shoot, Best Ambiance, is a partnership with KEXP DJ Jon Kertzer which hopes to bring world music to a broader American audience. The Seattle Weekly profiled the label and interviewed Mr. Kertzer about the viability of a world music label. “Basically I think a lot of music has been getting down to more specialized niches,” explained Kertzer, “there’s less of a big mass center as their used to be.”



EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT NIRVANA’S DEBUT, BLEACH, FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE
October 29, 2009, 12:34 pm
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Seattle Weekly
To celebrate Sub Pop’s rerelease of Nirvana’s debut album the Seattle Weekly has gathered interviews and first-hand accounts of Grunge’s baby steps. This includes pieces from Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic, the producer who recorded the album, Jack Endino and much more. For the full series, follow the above link.