How This Record Label Sells More Vinyl Than Streams

Learn more about Colemine Records: https://coleminerecords.com/


With a passion for everything related to records, Terry Cole operates a recording studio, a label (Colemine Records) and record store (Plaid Room Records). Terry started selling records at the age of 12, started his record label while attending college studying biology on the road to being a public school teacher, and then eventually quit teaching to open a record shop, Plaid Room Records, with his brother Bob Cole in 2015. Since then, Colemine Records has expanded and become a well respected label in the independent music industry launching artists such as Black Pumas, Say She She, Durand Jones & The Indications, Kelly Finnigan, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and many more.


00:00 - Welcome, the importance of retail

04:49 - Microphone talk

08:06 - The story and inspiration behind Colemine Records

15:48 - Independent record label marketing strategies

21:34 - Music label management and artist development

26:58 - How Colemine works with Secretly and partnering with other labels

36:30 - How Colemine sold more physical music than digital music

43:40 - Promoting music in record stores

48:03 - Music industry’s reliance on algorithms vs physical record stores

52:51 - Music distribution and marketing strategies for independent labels

58:56 - Distribution deals and commission-based structure

01:02:40 - Distribution in physical stores


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