01/14/12 04:32 PM
Lookout! Records Closes Their Doors
Seminal 90's pop-punk/indie rock label,
is shutting its doors. In a
recent blog post
, Ted Leo made the informal announcement.
From the BlogIíve been getting a lot of Twitter questions about why a bunch of my records have disappeared from all the digital services (Sportify, iDudes, Mandora, etc.). Itís because our beloved Lookout Records, which ceased releasing new material in 2006, but carried on keeping the catalog in print until this past December, has, sadly, shuttered itís windows for good.
A better eulogy should be forthcoming, but just to answer these questions, this means that these records have reverted to my complete ownership, which is kind of cool in some ways, I guess, except that it also means I have to basically run my own label for them now unless I wind up licensing them to someone else in the future. In the immediate, I have to go through some legal stuff with the digital services to get the records back up online, and Iím hoping to have that all taken care of very soon. Physical records are now officially out of print and will likely not be repressed for a while (but Iím sure Iíll get around to it eventually). I do have a bunch of stock laying around with no plans to tour for quite a while, so if thereís interest, maybe Iíll set up a web-store so you can buy direct from me if you want. Please feel free to email or tweet me with ideas for that. All entertaining ideas will be entertained!
And thank you, seriously, for giving a crap. Iím not happy to see Lookout gone, but having complete rights of usage and total and direct revenue from sales now, can ultimately turn this into a positive situation. I just have to get creative about it. Might try to bang one out more specialTyranny of Distance event before the 10th anniversary year is over this springÖ Submitted by AP_Punk