Special Event

Panel Series: One-On-One With Secretly Canadian Label Group's Chris Swanson

Come hear Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian co-owner Chris Swanson discuss the labels' modest beginnings, and how he and his colleagues built one of the world's most recognized indie music label groups out of Bloomington, Indiana (pop. 80,000). Founded in 1996, the Secretly Canadian label group has grown to include labels Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans in addition to sister companies handling distribution, manufacturing, management and publishing. Chris will talk to how his founders chose Bloomington, why they remained there despite outside pressures to move, the challenges of running such a 59-employee music company, and where he sees SC going down the road. Moderated by Jon Bartlett (Kelp Records).