Chris Hansen is the owner of Southern California-based independent label No Sleep Records. He likes coffee, veganism and his dog Dahmer.
Quiet Liar: The story behind (and ethics of) “authorized bootlegs”
You may have been noticing a lot of small record labels reissuing classic albums on vinyl from all sorts of huge bands and major labels. Curious how this is handled—or should be handled, at least? Typically, a label would contact the band first to get their blessing; afterward, they would contact the company that owns the masters and work out a license with said company to be able to release the
Guilty of being misquoted: Confessions of a “Straight Edge Dude”
Recently, an article was posted that portrayed both myself and the record label I own, No Sleep Records, in a very poor way. This was due to a miscommunication/misunderstanding from the writer as to what the piece would be about. On top of that, the article was edited poorly and contained numerous errors due to a lack of factchecking ...