“It has an influence far out of proportion to its size, and some think it could be a guidepost for a record industry in desperate need of direction.”
There is a great article on Nonesuch Records in today’s New York Times magazine. Nonesuch is the label that brings us the recordings of David Byrne, Wilco, Laurie Anderson, Steve Reich, and many other weirdly wonderful sounds. Oh, and they make plenty of money doing it.
“The remarkable thing about [chief Bob Hurwitz’s] approach to his business is that it’s pretty much the polar opposite of what the music industry at large does.”