Music Industry Profile: Syd Butler of French Kiss Records

In this clip from – Syd Butler, founder of French Kiss Records, introduces himself and his label, and discusses various aspects of being an independent label owner in today’s music industry. He shares his thoughts on how Austin’s SXSW festival has evolved and what it’s useful for today, the challenges of financing a small label and finding distribution, the benefits of owning your own publishing rights, how to avoid falling prey to the less ethical elements in the industry, and what you should know in order to have a shot at the success you deserve.