Timing is Everything 005: 2015 Made us tired, so we slowed down

News / Podcast / July 11, 2018
History has taught us that we all need an editor. For example, Chris Lantinen, who I suppose is our editor and guru at Modern Vinyl, told me to edit down Zack’s vocal peaks in the second episode of this pod. This saved at least one person from at least one year of deafness down the road. Editors are important — as a former journalism student and as a semi-former semi-journalist, I say this with bias.
Today, no one edits out the part of the pod where I read a tax return from 2015 live on air. We are taking our transparency very seriously here people, and when we tell you how much money we made in the year of 2015, we want you to know that it came from multiple places of near-bankruptcy.
Zack and I get into personal life changes from 2015 that made us realize we needed to slow the label down and figure out what we could do well — what we could do to drive value for the artists who wanted to work with us, keep the label alive and running, and keep us happy during a time where we each became busier than ever doing things that weren’t running this label.
Thank you if you’re still listening — we have a Twitter account, and that’s a good place to yell at us for reading tax returns on a podcast, or send us questions for a mailbag episode that we’ll do if we ever get enough.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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