Indie Label Definitive Jux Puts Its Hat On The Shelf
The financial realities of running an indie label at a time when far fewer are paying for music, is starting to take its toll. One of my favorite indie hip hop labels Definitive Jux will soon stop releasing new product and go on hiatus.
"We'll still have our website, we will still sell our catalog, merch and more as well as bring you news and updates on all our projects and artists. We will be releasing "KING OF HEARTS", a DEF JUX remix compilation, a 10 year anniversary retrospective and some other goodies." wrote EL-P the founder of Def Jux "But then as a traditional record label DEF JUX will effectively be put on hiatus. We are not closing, but we are changing. The process is already underway, and the last several months (for those wondering what the hell we've been up to) have been spent dealing with the technical aspects of wrapping up the label in it's current form and re-imagining our collective and individual futures."