Virgil Gets Inspired By A Craft Brewer Video
force feed whatever they think they can sell. Indie labels put out music they are passionate about. That love and attention isn't lost on music fans. Here are a few quotes from the video that I want to share:
"If you want lowest common denominator beer, that is up to you, I won't have any part of it."
"We must educate those who seek to understand"
"We must honor and hold true to our integrity"
I know that times are tough attempting to sell a product most people get for free, but I sincerely believe in what we as independent record labels are attempting to do. I don't believe in a higher power, but there are times that I feel as though I was brought into this crazy world to spread the idea that independent music is relevant and powerful. I will never stop spreading my love of independent music doing all I can do to spread the word of my artists and like minded labels around the world. Who's with me? Let's grab a craft beer and cheers each other for our love of independent music!
– by Virgil Dickerson (Suburban Home Records) And don't forget to that Virgil is headed to NARM today to do some deals and share his experiences with Hypebot readers. Now that yu know how much beer inspires him, it would be almost criminal if you didn;t buy him one.
"I Am A Craft Brewer" is a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg Koch, CEO of the Stone Brewing Co. and Chris & Jared of Redtail Media…and more than 35 amazing craft brewers from all over the country. The video was shown to a packed audience of 1700 craft brewers and industry members at the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference as an introduction to Greg's Keynote Speech entitled "Be Remarkable: Collaboration Ethics Camaraderie Passion."