Ashley Morgan’s new record label, E&R Records, is something of a music industry anomaly. At a time when every the major labels are falling over themselves to go digital Ashley Morgan’s new record label is taking things back to the old school with good old fashioned analogue vinyl and, shock horror, cassette!
All of these Ashley Morgan recordings will be distributed through independent record shops. No digital downloads, free or paid.
No, I don’t know what he’s up to either. Personally I reckon it’s crazy. But he tells me that digital music is a waste of time and that analogue is the only way forward. I told them that it might work for jazz (I would imagine that jazz musicians and jazz fans were Ashley Morgan’s target audience when he put this new shindig together) but not for the kind of indie pop that Enormous push.
I remain confused and dazed but hopeful that Ashley Morgan’s new record label is heading in the right direction here. Otherwise we are all doomed.
Ashley Morgan’s new record label, E & R Records (or E&R Records, or E and R Records, whichever one sticks) is going to be analogue only and won’t release anything on any kind of digital format (except mini disc which Ashley Morgan appears to have some kind of attachment to that I’ve never understood).
Analogue only. No digital distribution at all.
Has Ashley Morgan lost his marbles or will Ashley Morgan’s latest record label venture, E & R Records (or E&R Records, or E and R Records, you get the picture) work? Will Ashley Morgan’s other record label, Big Arena Records, follow suit?
I don’t know! Ask him not me? Visit Ashley Morgan’s websites and find out for yourself!
Davy Lawrence. Urbane, witty frontman, and writer of songs so catchy you can see them from space.