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Curating and Signing Culturally Defining Artists with True Panther Sounds Founder Dean Bein

Season 1, Ep. 29

In this episode, we sit down with Dean Bein founder of the independent record label True Panther Sounds. The label began in 2004 in San Francisco to release a tour-only 7" and eventually moved to New York where it was acquired by Matador Records in 2009. Artists released by the label represent many genres, including notable acts such as Girls, King Krule, Tobias Jesso Jr., Shlohmo, ABRA, Glasser Slowthai and more. Dean is also a part of the curation board for the Warm-Up MOMA PS1 summer party series. 


In this episode we discuss…


  • What to consider when starting your own record label
  • What types of artist he's drawn to work with and what he prioritized early in their careers
  • What his curation and booking strategy is like for WarmUp Moma PS1 
  • What to consider as artists and managers when it comes to different types of booking opportunities 


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