Secret Listening Party Recap

Secret Listening Party Recap

On Monday, October 9th we invited music industry professionals and fans to get a sneak preview at the upcoming albums from Captain Squeegee (Harmony Cure) and Ben Anderson (YouTopia). We’ve teamed up with AudioQuest and Chromodyne to bring a unique experience of 24 people listening to the albums simultaneously on headphones. Here are some images of the event. (Featured image by Trystan Trenberth)...
Ben Anderson’s ‘Lukewarm’ Music Video Released

Ben Anderson’s ‘Lukewarm’ Music Video Released

Ben Anderson releases the follow-up to the intense Clay Pigeon music video for the single Lukewarm from Chromodyne Record Label. It takes place just before the events of Clay Pigeon where the protagonist (Ben Anderson) has reached the peak of his career but soon realizes his life has no substance. Check it out!   Press Release: Ben Anderson releases new single and music video for ‘Lukewarm’ YouTopia EP Available October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — ‘Lukewarm’ is Ben Anderson’s second release of a trilogy of singles relating a man’s relationship against and within society’s struggles; manufactured wants and needs, and its inherent dysfunction. All three singles are off his upcoming EP YouTopia, expected to be released on October 24th, 2017 on Chromodyne. View ‘Lukewarm’ music video HERE. Directed by Olivier Zahm, ‘Lukewarm’ serves as the prequel to ‘Clay Pigeon.’ The story follows a corporate stiff who has reached the peak of his career but soon realizes that his life has no substance. Champagne bottles, hot chicks, and pillow fights cannot fill his void. Thus, he begins to reject the system. The money bag man, inspired by a late 1800’s American political cartoon character, won’t let his favorite drone go easily. A chase ensues, but the main character has nowhere to run. The worker and his money bag boss engage in a knuckle-bearing power struggle. Ultimately, using a hard copy of the Origin of Species, the main character defeats the money bag man. Now unemployed, with the Origin of Species in hand, the main character heads home, setting up the beginning of Clay Pigeon. Olivier Zahm is also the founder and owner...
SXSW 2018 Panel Voting Open

SXSW 2018 Panel Voting Open

Voting for SXSW 2018 panels have just opened and our founder Mike Zimmerlich is on two of them.  Check them out below! How to Land and Enhance Brand Partnerships Voting Link: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/75681 Description: The endorsement relationship between the artist and a company has been changing. Brands are more selective who they work with and asking for free product is no longer going to cut it. Time to think outside of the box on getting their attention and how to create ‘win-win’ situations such as Snapchat takeovers and cross-collaborative live streaming videos. This panel addresses how to successfully pitch to brands and the symbiotic role that these partnerships play in an artist’s career. Speakers: Michael Zimmerlich, President, 80/20 Records Gabe Kubanda, Musician/Co-Founder, Epic Proportions Tour Peter Sotos, Owner, Epic Proportions Tour Emiko Carlin, Social Media Liason, Hammond Organ Co Exploring Unique Ideas with Festivals and Games Voting Link: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/77014 Description: This panel will explore some new and unique ideas for changing the festival experience by augmenting it with the latest video games. Booths where attendees can beat the heat, play games, and get away for the crowds for a bit. This presents unique opportunities for game companies to get in front of the festival attendees and show off their latest titles, and festival owners to create new unique experiecnes at their festival and explore this new revenue stream from game manufacturers. Speakers: Peter Sotos, Owner, Epic Proportions Tour David Silbaugh, Talent Buyer, SummerFest Lisa Mallory, Community Manager / Customer Support, Daedalic Games Mike Zimmerlich, Owner, 8020 Records   Even if you’re not going to SXSW if you think these are super sexy...
80/20 partners with Orange Amplifiers

80/20 partners with Orange Amplifiers

  We’re extremely excited to announce our partnership with Orange Amplifiers!  They are an incredible company and so grateful for their support of our artists. Check out these super-chic bags we just received. You’ll be seeing these lovelies at future events.  We can’t wait to show you what else we have in-store with Orange Amplifiers....
‘Seek’ music video screening at Roswell Film Festival

‘Seek’ music video screening at Roswell Film Festival

Captain Squeegee’s music video for ‘Seek’, off the album To The Bardos!, will be screened at Roswell Film Festival on Friday, April 28th at 2 pm! The music video is the love story of an alien and a human placed on Earth with the idea that the human would help the alien escape so she can go back home to her planet of Bardonia. If you haven’t seen the video check it out below:...
Founder Mike Zimmerlich mentoring at SXSW

Founder Mike Zimmerlich mentoring at SXSW

Our fearless leader, Mike Zimmerlich, will be mentoring at SXSW this year! The session is on Thursday, March 16th during the music conference with six openings. Here is the link: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP95280   UPDATE:  All sessions are booked but hopefully you’ll catch him and his fedora in downtown...
Endorsement Panel selected at NAMM 2017

Endorsement Panel selected at NAMM 2017

Founder Mike Zimmerlich will be speaking and moderating at the panel How to Land and Enhance Brand Partnerships at NAMM 2017 with reps from Hammond Organ and Alesis.  The panel will be on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 3 pm.   Panelists: Mike Zimmerlich (Moderator) – 80/20 Records Gabe Kubanda – Epic Proportions Tour Chandra Lynn – Glow Marketing Emiko Carlin – Hammond Organ USA Stephan Fyock  – Alesis   Description: The endorsement relationship between the artist and a company has been changing.  What do brands look for in 2017 with the artists they partner with?  How can an artist strengthen the relationships they already have?  What should an artist ask for in return for their support?  This panel addresses how to successfully pitch to brands and the vital, symbiotic role that a brand partnership plays in an artist’s...
Captain Squeegee celebrates their 10th Anniversary

Captain Squeegee celebrates their 10th Anniversary

Captain Squeegee’s 10th Anniversary show will be a LEGENDARY event. Expect songs throughout the years from their ska origins up to their latest. There will be special guests from previous members of the band and because it’s Squeegee lots of suprises as well. Joining forces with Captain Squeegee are Fayuca, Bear Ghost and Hideout. Sponsored by Bravo – Tip or Pay. Download their app and get a free Captain Squeegee 10th Anniversary poster at the merch booth! Presented by Psyko Steve and 80/20 Records. Details: Price: $10 pre-sale; $15 door Age: 16+ Event link here. Congrats Captain...
Lobate Scarp’s New Single ‘Beautiful Light’ now available

Lobate Scarp’s New Single ‘Beautiful Light’ now available

We are proud to be distributing the new single “Beautiful Light” from progressive rock group Lobate Scarp!  It is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and other major stores. “Beautiful Light” is the first single from their upcoming second album, You Have It All. It was engineered, mixed and produced by Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse Band), and co-produced by Steven Leavitt (Producer of their debut full-length album Time and Space).     If you haven’t already checked it out there’s an exclusive version on Bandcamp.   Beautiful Light (Bandcamp ver.) by Lobate...