Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Ergot Records

Project Description

Ergot Records will be based upon the model of successful independent record labels: starting small and initially operating at a grassroots level, it will make use of already-existing networks of likeminded record stores, distributors, independent radio stations and venues to ensure the simultaneous perpetuation of a self-sustaining, meticulously curated business venture and preservation of artistic integrity for musician and label. Ergot releases will focus upon realms of music neglected by the mainstream: avant-garde tape music, ethnomusicological field recordings, sound art, free jazz, left-field folk, outsider pop, and beyond.