Numero Group

  1. Weird Merch: Numero Group Goes Full Mordor with '70s Fantasy-Rock Game, Comp

    June 06, 2014 3:41 PM EDT "We had some vicious arguments about the merits of a 20-sided die." Chicago-based Numero Group, the esteemed crate-digging label nominated for three Grammys, is known for trawling the depths of music history time and time again since it ...

  2. Weird Merch: Purple Snow Coffee Celebrates Pre-Prince Minneapolis Funk

    November 27, 2013 1:16 PM EST It's not often that we here at Billboard.biz let our hair down -- we keep our mullets up in a bun between 9 and 5, just like you -- but it's important to keep in mind that this business of music is, more often than not, about enjoyment a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Syl Johnson On His Two Grammy Noms: 'Should Have Been Three -- Kanye and Jay-Z Sampled Me'

    December 15, 2011 8:56 AM EST Syl Johnson playing at London's Barbican in 2005 (Photo: T abatha Fireman/Redferns ) One would think an underappreciated soul music legend like Syl Johnson would be elated by his two recent Grammy Award nominations for Best Historical Album a ...

  5. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  6. Business Matters: Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3

    October 11, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3 -- Venture capital fundraising fell to an eight-year low in the third quarter, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Firms raised $1.7 billion in the quarter, down sharply fro ...

  7. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  8. Eric Levin, Record Store Day's Co-Founder: The .Biz Q&A

    April 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Eric Levin is a happy man, despite working in independent music retail for more than three decades. While his industry has faced immense challenges in the digital age, Levin has successfully navigated the prevailing ill winds and managed to help o ...

  9. 'Local' Series To Spotlight Middle America

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reissue label the Numero Group has announced the launch of a new series, Local Customs, which will highlight lost sounds of middle America from the sixties and seventies, Billboard.biz has learned. The label will also launch a vinyl-only imprint, ...