Independent Labels


German Label Prophecy Productions Wants to Conquer the American Metal Scene

The extreme metal-focused label just opened a new U.S. office, a daring move in a changing industry. Will their gamble pay off?


This Vinyl Revival Is Sucking the Life and Fun out of Music Collecting

What was once a quiet world of treasures is becoming a commercial minefield.


It's Not Me It's You: Why So Many Artists Want to Break-Up with Major Labels

Artists used to sign with an indie if they wanted to be cool and a major if they wanted to make money—but that's changing.