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...
5 Music Videos selected for Phoenix Comicon

5 Music Videos selected for Phoenix Comicon

The Phoenix Comicon Film Festival has officially selected Fairy Bones’ “Notes from Wonderland,” and Captain Squeegee’s “Inevitable,” “Farce 500-Million,” “The Factory,” and “Seek” for feature viewing in the Music Video portion of the festival. We are so proud of all these music videos and the work that both bands and everyone involved put into them. Director and Animator Johnny McHone, from Adult Swim’s “Mr. Pickles,” is the genius behind Captain Squeegee’s claymation video “Inevitable” and their conspiracy cartoon video “Farce 500-Million.” Squeegee also worked with Matty Steinkamp of Sundawg Media, who directed the twisted carnival video “The Factory,” and the video about an alien love affair “Seek.” Fairy Bones’ “Notes From Wonderland” was written and directed by Brandon McGill and the band’s own front woman Chelsey Louise. With the help of McGill’s signature body painting and Jim Hesterman’s photography direction the band released this video in March. We hope to see all of you at Phoenix Comicon this year for what should be a fun and very interesting weekend. WATCH ALL 5 VIDEOS RIGHT HERE: Fairy Bones “Notes From Wonderland” Captain Squeegee “Inevitable” “Farce 500-Million” “The Factory” “Seek” Written by Alex...
Two Tracks make it on Zia’s 10th Local Music Comp

Two Tracks make it on Zia’s 10th Local Music Comp

We are proud to announce that two tracks have officially made it into Zia Records’ “You Heard Us Back When” Volume 10. Fairy Bones – Yeah Pretty Yeah Captain Squeegee – Shift Happens Grab them before they go fast on Record Store Day, April 16th! From Zia Records’ blog: “Zia Records is proud to announce the release and track list of our newest local music compilation, You Heard Us Back When, Volume 10, on sale at all Zia stores on National Record Store Day, Saturday April 16th! This year, marks the 10th installment of our You Heard Us Back When Phoenix/Tucson/Las Vegas local music compilation. We released our first comp way back on the inaugural Record Store Day in 2008, inspired by the compilations we put out in the ’80s and ’90s. Throughout the YHUBW series, we’ve showcased a wide variety of the sounds from the cities Zia calls home and raised thousands of dollars for locally-based charities. This year, we’re excited to feature more sounds than ever before, spread across two discs. From funk to punk, rock to hip-hop, these discs represent the wide variety of sounds happening in our hometowns. From established artists like Mega Ran, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and The Vermin to up-and-coming bands like the Endless Pursuit, Found in Fiction and Resurgence Girls, the comp features 41 songs for $3 dollars – a great Record Store Day deal, with proceeds going to charity! In addition to the two-disc compilation, we’re making a special 10th anniversary collection available on Record Store Day as well. Featuring songs culled from our previous volumes, the collection offers a snap shot of some...
80/20 supports Arizona Gives Day!

80/20 supports Arizona Gives Day!

To support Arizona Gives Day any purchases made from our store we will double up to $100 to give to Phoenix Conservatory of Music. From Arizona Gives Day website: “Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Participating nonprofits also receive training, marketing support, and a chance to win a portion of $175,000 in prize money. Arizona nonprofits do much more than provide necessary services to our communities – they are an integral part of our state’s economy. Annually, they have an economic impact of $22.4 billion, or nearly 8% of Arizona’s gross state product1, and employ 324,000 people2. Monetary donations are the most direct way to help a nonprofit make an impact: they allow nonprofits to allocate funds where they are most needed. Arizona Gives Day is focused on helping participating nonprofits raise funds that are critical to supporting their work.” From Phoenix Conservatory of Music website: “Over the years The Phoenix Conservatory of Music has demonstrated it’s passion proving sustainability and success while benefiting children, families and the community at large with affordable, accessible and quality music education. Even giving opportunities to those who may not otherwise be given. There is still funding and donations needed to help us continue serving as a resource to fill the gap where music education is needed. With every note played or every voice heard lives are forever changed here. The smiles and confidence of our students reveal how music is an expression of the soul. This gives us fulfillment, meaning and purpose to continue to advance the love of music, nurture the...
Celebrating 8 years!

Celebrating 8 years!

Over the weekend 80/20 Records celebrated its’ 8th anniversary.  Our fearless leader Mike Zimmerlich reflected on the past 8 years and listed the top 8 things he’s learned. 1.  You wear a lot of hats Besides wearing a fedora (bad joke) I’ve performed many roles for the label.  Over the years I’ve been a manager, boom mic operator, music video producer, booking agent, promoter, event organizer, public speaker, music video extra, background vocalist, PR agent, therapist, accountant, roadie, merch guy, social media expert, crowdfunding advisor, and that’s just what I can think of off the top of my head. 2.  Most things won’t work out and that’s ok If I listed the number of things that didn’t go the way I expected it to it would probably be a whole novel.  Needless to say that I’m still here moving forward despite all the setbacks.  Sometimes the timing just isn’t right and an idea you had doesn’t come to life.  Perhaps you were teaming up with someone on a project and even though both were extremely excited it doesn’t come out the way you expected.  I try not to have many regrets, only mistakes that I can learn from. 3.  Nobody really knows what lies ahead I’ve talked with everyone from local artists just getting started to A&R veterans from major labels and one thing has become abundantly clear.  Nobody really knows what the future is going to be like for the music industry. Sure many have their predictions that seem sound but we’re in a very interesting time right now for entertainment and what it means to consume it. ...