Episode 139: Fiddler Recods w/ Amy Fleisher Madden
Before we start, feel free to support the podcast if you’ve been listening for a while by signing up for my Patreon for $1 and I will love you forever.
Fiddler Records was a small independent record label serving as the launch pad for several artists seminal to the pop, punk and emo genres. Starting as the brainchild of 16-year-old entrepreneur Amy Fleisher Madden in 1996, the label became well known for its early releases from marquee artists Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory. Over the course of 10 years, Fiddler Records developed a steady roster of successful artists such as The Bled, The Higher, Recover, Juliette & The Licks, Name Taken and Classic Case. You can purchase some of their stuff at www.fiddlerrecords.com
I reached out to Amy last year but due to Covid it took us a while to make this happen. But, I finally got her on the SKYPE and this is what we talk about:
- Why re-releasing records sometimes doesn’t work
- how did she fund her first releases
- What would she document if she could go back in time
- Did she have other labels to bounce ideas off of?
- The band Milkshed
- The reasoning behind The Shortest Distance: A South Florida Compilation
- why selling band merch now can be a giant pain in the ass
- Dashboard Confessional
- the band Recover
- And a ton more
This week’s sponsor is Mint 400 Records.
You can find Mint 400 Records releases streaming at Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and more or at all mp3 outlets worldwide. Visit www.mint400records.com
You can find the clip from Ruby Bones’ song here.
If you market aggressively on Instagram Stories and want custom stickers then go here to get custom stickers or just email email@example.com and I can send you samples. These are great for B2C companies and Realtors.
Check out dailyBred which has been my daily webcomic since Nov. 11, 2017.
Click here to check out my new book.
You can also support the podcast by purchasing some merch
Click the links below to listen or search for THIS WAS THE SCENE wherever you podcast
Follow the social