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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