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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

8088 Records + 307 Knox

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q: what is this 8088 collective thing?

a: we are currently working on a way to allow independent artists a way to promote themselves and sell their records as well as give indie records stores and venues a way to contact artists through our site. this is a massive undertaking that involves some extensive programming so don't expect it to be done anytime soon. however, we want to be able to provide resources to all the wonderful people that we have come across in the underground music world as much as possible, and the collective is one way that we are going about it.

A great article in the Independent all about the "collective". Visit them online at

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On a similar note, you might want to also check out Durham's 307 Knox Records, where they and the artists work together in putting the music out, allowing the artist to have much more control over what their product look, listens and feels like. Check them out online at

307 Knox will be releasing Midtown Dickens' cd on May 12th at 305 South, and I hope to have a review of the disc as soon as it's in my hands.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:00 PM


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