Running a record label is tough. It's not easy building your brand to a level that produces success and it usually involves investing a lot of time and money. If you're looking to get in on the action, and don't want to put in all the hard work it takes to establish your own label, an opportunity has just come up that might be up your ally.
The Toronto based independent record label know as Handshake Inc. is now available for sale on Craigslist. The label is known for releasing records involving the experimental metal genre. Purchasing the label is a perfect opportunity for "hobbyists, pros, and any goal oriented people who still maintain a sense of hope and wonder about the music industry."
"Includes back catalogue of eps, lps, 3 dvd titles and one book title. North American and International distribution, digital royalties, press contacts, remaining stock (vinyl, dvds), 2k twitter followers and 2k facebook likes all included with sale."
In a message on Handshake Inc.'s website, Dave Hall, the labels founder, expressed why he has chosen to cease operations with the label, "due to the gradual but unforeseen onset of a very serious health issue, I can no longer, in good conscience, deal with or run the day-to-day operations of the label."
You can purchase the label for $5,000 on Craigslist here.