Dot Time Records
Dot Time Records "The new light in Jazz"
Launched in early 2012, Dot-Time Records is a new Jazz and World music label based in New York and with European Headquarters in The Netherlands. Dot-Time releases feature exciting virtuoso artists, both established and newly discovered from around the globe.
The branding of Dot-Time Records can be found in the creativity, artistry, passion and energy of these artists and musicians. Jakob Baekgaard, wrote the following in a label feature on here on AAJ
" One of the problems with the record industry is the potential distance between label owners and artists. This is especially the case with major labels, where there are many people involved in music production who care more about sales than the vision of the artist.
Then there's a label like Dot Time Records whose entire identity is built on artistic freedom and trust. This becomes clear when reading the short manifest on the label's website:
"Dot-Time Records is the new Jazz and World music label being launched in 2012. Dot-Time releases feature exciting virtuoso artists, both established and newly discovered from around the globe. The branding of Dot-Time Records can be found in the creativity, artistry, passion and energy of these artists and musicians."
The people behind this manifesto are just as passionate as the musicians themselves and they know the business from both sides of the table. Jo Bickhardt and Andrew Read have a combined history of work that covers all aspects of the industry, from performing to managing and distributing. They have followed a record from every step on its way from demo to the stores before they decided on launching their own label. Based in the Netherlands and New York, Dot Time Records isn't the vision of one producer and owner, but a team based on friendship, experience and mutual respect. More than anything, it is a modern label that has left the dusty image of the record mogul and entered the age of networking and collaboration."
My Jazz Story
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated
simple, that's creativity" - Charles Mingus