Episode 136: From Roadie to Epitaph Records w/ Jason Link

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Jason Link is the Creative Director over at Epitaph Records. Prior to this, he worked at Victory Records, and prior to that, he toured with a shit ton of bands.

I got him on the Skype and this is what we chat about:

  • Starting a zine
  • A comp from NJ changing his life
  • Randomly becoming Midtown’s merch guy
  • The Plain White T’s needing to be very clean
  • Designing Dashboard Confessional’s website for Drive Thru
  • People uploading songs to Napster with other band’s names
  • Roading for Taking Back Sunday before they exploded
  • What it was like to tour on a bus
  • The origins of the Bayside bird
  • What it was like to work at Victory
  • Is the story of how the Larry Arms got on Epitaph true
  • And a ton more

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