You can’t always derive much about a record label’s identity from its name. Matador founder Chris Lombardi, for example, pinched his company’s brand from a Pedro Almodóvar movie in a snap decision spurred on by design deadlines. Yet there are certainly characteristics of the bullfighter which rather suit the history of Matador, which turns 28 this year – … Read More
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From modest beginnings, Tommy Boy Records became one of the most iconic music business names in rap. The label was responsible for putting out a string of hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including House Of Pain’s Jump Around, Naughty By Nature’s OPP and Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise – as well as De La Soul’s seminal … Read More
[PIAS]’s Kenny Gates has been there. He explains how it felt.