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 River and Black Mountain. The label is also sister label to Secret Canadian and Dead Oceans.
The discussion centers on the many challenges music labels face today. Here Van Arman discusses the opening of the Fort William management agency, how the words “360 Deal” may not be bad words, how cloud streaming will change his approach to running his business and the subtle difference between trying to sell people on buying music verses selling people on listening to music.