Details On Manic Pop! Records Shutting Down

Manic Pop! Records

For those of you who are unaware, Manic Pop! Records was a small indie-pop label based out of Rochester, Minnesota. On June 10, 2013 the label all but disappeared off the internet. They went completely silent, much to the surprise of both fans and the bands on their roster alike. No one could even get a hold of the owner, Mike Perry, via his personal accounts. What happened?

A long story short, financial troubles forced the label to close its doors. The Stranger, which is a paper that’s local to Seattle, Washington, was able to get in touch with some of the Seattle-based bands on the label and talk to them about what happened. A few weeks ago Mike was able to put the following message up on the label’s site to give this explanation as to what happened:

sorry for the closure, and all the brilliant music i failed to release. never cared about the money, or even breaking even. the demand ratio was just too small for vinyl. i was never optimistic or delusional or naive. i was sticking to an obsolete 7″ model. release a record, give half to the band, make just enough to do it again. if i had to do it all over, the only thing i would change is to not release anything in a digital format. i simply wanted these records in my collection. (maybe i should have just started a net label. or gave away everything for free. or some(no)thing.)

I would recommend reading the full article on The Stranger, and you can do so by heading right here.

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