This week, an incredibly influential label shut down its production. Hydra Head Industries isn't the first label to close its doors
, and it won't be the last
. Bringing my column back this week, you can head here
for some thoughts of where contemporary labels should take from Hydra Head's running core of business and community. After giving it a once over, my question today is do you think labels will be obsolete in the future, and what can they do to keep production going? Should focus shift completely to digital, or is the resurgence of vinyl and other physical avenues a way to keep the tangible medium interesting and alive? What are your favorite labels, and beyond the music you like...