Source: Yahoo Entertainment.
It wouldn’t be totally inaccurate to describe the German jazz label ECM as “the house that Keith Jarrett built.” After all, the American pianist’s 1975 album The Köln Concert has sold a staggering three and a half million copies and undoubtedly helped to establish – both financially and aesthetically – Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint. More than that, Jarrett’s success transformed ECM into a major contender in the jazz world, and the best ECM albums reveal an astonishing commitment to quality control that has more than ensured its place in the jazz pantheon.
Source: I Care If You Listen.
This year marks the 40th anniversary for innova Recordings – a record label that has gone through many phases as their focus has expanded to embrace a dynamic range of artists, genres, and styles.
Recently, record labels, streaming platforms, live tours, and the music industry as a whole have been under fire for being unaccommodating to artists at all levels; failing to treat them holistically and instead engaging in predatory and capitalistic ventures that ultimately cause financial (and creative) harm. innova seeks to combat this exploitative field by “offering artistic and technical guidance throughout the recording and publication process,” helping artists bring forth their visions as authentically as possible, while also implementing wide-reaching distribution and marketing practices that bring work to global audiences.