Hardspeak records is presenting a showcase at The High Watt in Nashville, Tennessee on January 23rd. The showcase will highlight Hardspeak artists & their partners in an effort to model a community-driven industry.
For this showcase, Hardspeak is partnering alongside companies they work with on a regular basis, including OneRpm (a major digital distribution company with offices in Brazil, Nashville, and New York City), SoFar Sounds, Day and Age Playlists, Eastside Music Supply, Deeryard Designs, Coast Coffee Roasters, and the non-profit company, People Loving Nashville. Additional partners include Gnome Studios and The Foxboro, both of whom have worked with companies ranging from Sony Records to Tone Tree Music, as well as with Hardspeak records.
“We’re looking forward to a good night of music, but also to see the room filled with so many different types of creative people that happen to call Nashville home,”says Josh Kotras, co-owner of Day & Age.
Hardspeak houses artists that create genre-defying sounds, which includes bigger names like Ike Ndolo, Phoenix, Arizona’s Wild Earth and Nashville’s Ryne Norman, Gallos, Stolen Goods, and Northern Diver. All of the artists have an equal investment in the label.
“For me Hardspeak is a brand and a label, but most importantly it is a group of people founded by one person who just believes in hard work,” says Dan Alber of Gallos.
Modeling much of what they do after the music industry in the UK during the late 1970s, Hardspeak wants to change the industry with their “do-it-yourself” attitude. More than just a label, they run a playlist, podcast, and booking department with intentions to adapt a branch in every tier of the industry. Their desire is to provide quality art for their artists and champion those who influence their communities.