Darius Van Arman

  1. Industry Argues Its Worth to Congress (and Itself) In Second Round of Testimony

    June 25, 2014 4:38 PM EDT A Congressional hearing on music licensing Wednesday turned up mostly the same themes, frustrations and proposed solutions as the hearing two weeks earlier. Representatives of artists, record labels, songwriters, music publishers and broadcasters ...

  2. 'We Want to Compete,' Says Secretly's Van Arman, Ahead of His Congressional Testimony Tomorrow (Guest Post)

    June 24, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Darius Van Arman is co-founder and co-owner of Secretly Group, an independent label group that is based in Indiana. He currently serves on the boards of A2IM, SoundExchange and Merlin. Tomorrow (June 25), he is providing testimony on behalf of ...

  3. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  4. Martin Mills Reappointed Chairman of Merlin As New Board Named

    November 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST Beggars Group founder Martin Mills has been reappointed chairman of the board for Merlin, as the global rights body for independent music companies reports a highest-ever number of candidates for its biennial board election. London-based Mills r ...

  5. Numero Group Joins Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans in Newly Formed ‘Secretly Label Group’ (Exclusive)

    June 24, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Numero Group, the Chicago-based independent re-issuer, has entered a partnership to join the Secretly Canadian family of labels, which includes Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans. The four labels will be collectively known as the S ...

  6. Backbeat: Pitchfork, Green Label Sound and Jagjaguwar Bring the Indie Rock to SXSW

    March 15, 2013 12:29 PM EDT On Wednesday, Pitchfork held their unofficial day party and official showcase at 1100 Warehouse, with a line of people waiting to get in longer than FADER Fort's notoriously never-ending one across the street. It was a surprise, then, that ...

  7. Worldwide Independent Network Announces 'Independent Manifesto'

    January 29, 2013 2:55 PM EST Yesterday at MIDEM, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) introduced its Independent Manifesto and the formation of a global council. The document (below) sets out the organization’s core principles to guide the global independent music sector. ...

  8. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  9. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  10. A2IM Elects Daptone's Bauer, Glassnote's Scully, Jagjaguwar's Van Arman to Board

    June 06, 2012 12:09 PM EDT The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has elected three new board members, Daptones GM Cathy Bauer; Glassnote Records GM Chris Scully; and Darius Van Arman, founder and co-owner of Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian The three ...

  11. This Week In Music: Darius Van Arman of Jagjaguwar

    September 19, 2011 5:16 PM EDT This Week in Music features an elucidating conversation between Topspin Media's Ian Rogers and Darius Van Arman owner of the Jagjaguwar label. Based out of Bloomington, IN, the indie label's formidable roster includes Bon Iver, Okkervil ...

  12. Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

    August 23, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, who co-founded Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian labels, prominent indie labels that feature artists such as Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Yeasayer and Okkervil River, but eventually f ...