19:00 – 19:40, Haus für Poesie
»A Record Label (What is it good for?)« (En)
Ariana Zustra (Moderation), Mary Ocher, Sydney Christensen
What is the significance of a record company nowadays? For example, do labels still play a role in the foundation of an artistic identity? Do artists still need to present their content in an album format, or are a few songs on Spotify enough? In this talk, representatives of different record labels will exchange viewpoints on the topic. Musician Mary Ocher’s Underground Institute offers a platform for experimental music with a vast majority of female artists. Working for the US label Kill Rock Stars (Bikini Kill, Elliott Smith, Gossip, et al.) Sydney Christensen knows what the scene in North America is like. The talk will be hosted by Ariana Zustra, who has had her own experiences with labels both as a music journalist and as a musician.
Unfortunately, musician and label owner Marc Hollander had to cancel his Pop-Kultur participation because a band member is suffering from severe consequences of a Covid disease.
Mary Ocher, Sydney Christensen
Haus für Poesie, Berlin
Film & Editing