It was learned yesterday that the great David Berman had passed away at age 52. His longtime label partner Drag City announced the news on August 7th. Redeye has had the great pleasure of working with David’s projects including Silver Jews and (most recently) Purple Mountains.
Billboard has released their third annual Indie Power Players list including 80 executives across the scope of label, distributor and advocate in the independent music community. Redeye’s own Glenn Dicker & Tor Hansen are once again featured on the list for the 2nd consecutive year. Additionally, Billy Maupin makes his debut on the list for his work as General Manager at Yep Roc Music Group. You can read the full list and write-ups here.