Underground Field Recordings
Noise / Experimental / Hip-Hop. Aural manipulation + documentation.
Noise / Experimental / Hip-Hop. Aural manipulation + documentation.
Happy Happy Birthday to Me records started out as a one-off compilation CD to be given away with the 4th anniversary issue of the Bee’s Knees zine in July of 1999. I asked lots of bands that I had interviewed in past issues, and that I knew to contribute songs, and almost all of them did. I then shopped the CD/Zine to some distributors, and it presold more copies than I had planned on pressing. So I upped the amount pressed, and had so much fun doing the CD, I then decided to jump right in to doing a 7″ singles club. While working on the club, I released a few CDs, and the rest is history… it was never really meant to be a label, it just sorta happened. The name for the label comes from the first compilation title Happy Happy Birthday to Me. The first CD was a celebration I threw for the zine for making it to the 4 year mark. So the name just stuck.
ATL ϟ MEGAFUSS ϟ DIY — Megafuss is a nonprofit music label based out of Atlanta supporting localized and DIY music.
If you’re anything like us, you live, bleed, and die for music; and not just for the sonic experience, but for the community that rallies around the endeavor. Music has helped to shape who we are, express what we can not say in words alone, united us with kindred hearts.
Today it is incredibly hard for an artist to gain ground, and we know that, we’ve experienced it first hand. Agents that want 8 hundo a week for tour booking, the ever-rising necessity of copious video content, working a day job and trying to put out a well campaigned full length record; and if you want to go national you better be riding in on a trust fund.
We are Megafuss – a non-profit collective of music artists, visual artists, booking agents, promoters, publicists, producers, directors, managers, and label owners. We’ve worked incredibly hard to get to where we are today and we intend to help you do the same. We aren’t here to roll the dice on an artist and hope they get famous so we can collect royalties and retire. We don’t want to rule the world – we want to connect the underground, both in Atlanta and in national markets.
Take care of each other. Remember that we’re in this together. Megafuss is waiting for you.
Telepathic Atlanta based cult / record label. The secret society of the psychic armed intergalactic empire.
Record label owned and operated by the core members of KYLESA. We strive to put young talented bands on the map no matter the genre.
Releasing Music since 1995!
Hip Hop label/community. Founded in 2006. Officially established in 2011. Artist Roster: Illastrate, Arablak, Blc Txt, Galaxy High, Lamont & Rahlo (Illastrate, Methuzulah) Dirty Drum Academy (Jae Scott, Clan-Destined, Illastrate, Lex Boogie, Tone Beatz, Baka, Floyd Da Locsmif).
ARROWHAWK is a label based in Athens, GA releasing music on physical formats.
A boutique record label releasing limited-edition albums by musical artists from Atlanta. The label showcases music that is adventurous and pushes boundaries, pop music that’s experimental or challenging. DBW Records specializes in artful physical releases, especially tape cassette. Curated by Davy Minor.
Sticking a fork in rap.
Bear Kids is a boutique microlabel based in Decatur, GA.
Pretty New Songs was formed in 2015 by eskimo kiss records founder Kim Ware. Kim missed the days of promoting her favorite music, and wanted a way to use such music to benefit causes that were important to her. So after two years of the idea of PNS ruminating in her mind, she decided to make it a real thing.
The releases on Pretty New Songs will showcase a variety of music, all with the purpose of helping benefit organizations that are doing good. For more information on how you can be involved, email email@example.com.
Eskimo Kiss Records is an independent record label based in Atlanta, GA. Formed in Wilmington, NC in Jan. 2000 by indie musician Kim Ware (of bands such as Pacer, Tex Svengali, Automatic Overdrive, Chickens and Pigs, Mary O. Harrison), the label relocated to Atlanta in Oct. 2004. NC bands Pacer, Velvet, Goner, Gerty, Lookwell, Citified, North Elementary, and Jane Francis, along with Florida’s Audio Explorations, New York’s The Glaciers and Gregg Yeti & The Best Lights, and ATL’s The Preakness and The Good Graces have all released CDs on the eskimo kiss imprint.
Run by artists DISTAL and MITE. Embassy seeks to provide a safe haven for forward thinking musicians. A physical fortress that is free from outside intervention or scrutiny, with its only theme being quality music.
Embassy seeks to build a bridge between all forms of electronic music; bare-bone crunk, plastic-like drums and lush synths of Techno, percussion of nu jazz, and the raw bass of early Jungle. Thoughts and ideas of the future with sounds of the past.
“The Anarchostar is a psychedelic science fiction universe created by American electronic composer and futurist Distal. The Anarchostar’s story acts as a conduit for the music; each release is a different part of the mythos surrounding the label narrative.”
A Southern Indie Label based between Atlanta and Athens.
“We are a record label: digital and physical, band management, marketing, hand holding, best friend, lover of dogs and old people, bbq parties, rock and/or roll…facilitators in the deep, dark, dirty South.”
This Is American Music is making great strides with their stellar roster.
The Holy Ghost Electric Show
Have Gun, Will Travel
Founded by Brandon Pittman (Swank Sinatra) in 2010, the label started out as a digital only label until 2014 when they released their first piece of vinyl. Now the label has a series of cassettes out and vinyl coming out later this year.
“Blood Drunk Records is a collective of like-minded individuals that simply want to make good underground and independent music heard to as many people as will listen, while actively having an interest in preserving the arts and culture of the underground.
Our collective of individuals are either currently playing in bands, or have experience in the music industry. When you promote Blood Drunk Records, you are directly promoting the artist and music involved with it.”
Amateur Night at Club Stupid
Clibber Jones Ensemble
Waking The Bates
An independent metal label in Atlanta, Georgia founded in 2012. The label has released a series of 7 inches over the last few keeping the metal scene in Atlanta alive and thriving.
A Pop Up Market Celebrating
Georgia's Independent Record Labels
Announcing our first annual Holiday Shindig! We’ve got a killer lineup for you and we’re doing a music instrument drive for the Atlanta chapter of Notes for Notes! Join us at 529 in East Atlanta Village on Thursday, December 1! Bring your good condition music instruments for donation. We’re looking for everything from guitars, […]
We’ve got some great photos from this year’s Label Fest. All photos taken by Haseena Peera. We’re still thinking about the performances from Chelsea Shag, Deep State, Working Class Music, and Wake! Thank you to all of the record labels and artists that were a part of Label Fest this year. Thank you to Haseena […]
Atlanta music website Open Ears posted a great write up of this year’s Label Fest: http://www.openearsmusic.net/atlanta-record-label-fest-2016/ Thank you to Mike Gerry for the kind words!
We were delighted to talk with Immersive Atlanta about the second year of Label Fest. Thank you to Immersive Atlanta for their support. Atlanta Record Label Fest Doubles Down
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be raffling off two custom guitars made for us by Bohemian Guitars. These guitars are hand crafted right here in Atlanta and feature our logo as well as logos from participating record labels in this year’s Label Fest. “Our innovative design leads to an equally distinctive tone. These guitars […]
We made a playlist for this weekend. We are so excited to have these bands performing. Such a stacked lineup! Enjoy!
We’ve got another preview of some of the merchandise that you’ll see this weekend: Slow Parade cd and Sydney Eloise and The Palms vinyl from The Cottage Recording Co. Psych Army will have new Dr. Conspiracy cassette tapes and The N.E.C and Nest Egg split 7″.
One of the reasons that we started Atlanta Record Label Fest was to showcase some of the merchandise that these indie record labels are putting out. If you love to collect vinyl like we do, then having fantastic looking album from a local or regional artist makes it that much more special. […]
We’re thrilled to announce the daily lineup for record labels and artists for this year’s Atlanta Record Label Fest! We have a little something for everyone, and are excited to showcase these talented artists! You can buy tickets here And RSVP here Saturday Aug 20 Crazy Bags (Retro Futurist) Slow Parade (Cottage Recording Co.) Chelsea […]
We spoke to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s entertainment writer Phil W. Hudson about the economic impact that indie record labels have on Georgia’s music economy. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/08/01/atlanta-record-label-fest-to-pump-up-the-volume-in.html
Atlanta Record Label Fest is something between a pop up market and indie label showcase.
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