was a time not long ago when anyone who created music and wanted to get
that music out had to pitch their art to some talent scout, who then turned
the artist over to a marketing team. Before you knew it, you had a haircut
and new clothes while your sound was adjusted and modified and your words
were tamed and edited.
an interesting documentation of this process, watch The Brady Bunch,
#96, Season 4, in which Greg gets “discovered,” renamed Johnny
Bravo, and his art is muddled and processed by engineers and marketers,
who promise him the moon if he will just go along with their evil scheme.
Greg, in all his Brady Integrity, abandons the deal and goes home.)
Llama Records was founded on the concept of letting the artists do
they want while allowing “the market” to adjust to them. We
aren’t surveying the listeners and focus-grouping the audience.
Like it or don’t. Buy it or don’t. We can’t make you,
and we won’t adjust it so you will. We aren’t interested in
catering to the market’s tastes. The market is fickle and what they
like today they will hate tomorrow. We please ourselves. Greg Brady would’ve
dug this, Daddy-o.
first signed artist is our house band, Radio Free Babylon™. They already have 5 or 6 CDs in the works and are hoping
to fulfill some promised gigs when
that music is eventually released. They play sporadically, for practice,
a couple of Open Mic venues in Florida.
present, we are not seeking talent. We have enough groups and individuals
that we’re interested in and want to help. But if one of our
representatives should come across your group by accident some night
at a seedy club or
Open Mic Night, we might just approach you about working with us. We