The company may be headquartered in Vancouver, but Nettwerk Music Group is heading south to the Lone Star State to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
The official birthday party takes place March 18 at the South by Southwest conference in Austin.
Scheduled to appear at the fete at nightclub Maggie Mae’s on Sixth Street are Nettwerk acts Family of the Year, Boxed In and Chadwick Stokes. The event, thrown in partnership with the Leo Burnett Artist in Residence program, starts at noon.
The company’s anniversary festivities started in January with the release of From Cover to Cover: 30 Years at Nettwerk. The 14-track collection features current Nettwerk acts interpreting tunes from the label’s robust catalog first made famous by previous artists on the roster.
Among the selections on the compilation: Lily Kershaw covers Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” Radical Face reimagines Skinny Puppy’s “Assimilate” and Twin Bandit offers its version of Barenaked Ladies’ “Jane.” Two Nettwerk tracks from Coldplay are included: “Yellow,” as interpreted by Caroline Pennell, and “Shiver,” in a version by Run River North.
Coming March 17 is Nettwerk: 30 Years of Music, a 30-track collection that spans the label’s history, from tunes by early signees Skinny Puppy and Moev to the present, with recent singles from Guster and Sinéad O’Connor.
Additionally, Nettwerk launched Nettcast, a twice-monthly podcast hosted by Nettwerk staffers that features the company’s artists in fun settings in Los Angeles, such as playing the party game Cards Against Humanity or scrolling through dating app Tinder. Nettwerk act Scars on 45 appeared in the first episode.