Cavetone Records

Cavetone Records is a vinyl-only record label founded based out of Columbia, Missouri. The label was founded in 2008 by Columbia, MO musician Scott Walus releasing all-analog recordings which are recorded and mastered to open reel tape without the aid of any digitization.[1] Cavetone is a part of a growing trend in Independent labels releasing vinyl exclusively and an overall trend in the increase in record sales.[2] While the label releases garage rock, it follows more of a punk DIY business model of Dischord [3] or Lookout![4] in the 1980s allowing bands complete creative control, and operating not-for-profit with bands sharing any profits.


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  2. ^ "Mizzou Records sets up shop on East Walnut". Columbia Tribune. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ Fairchild, C. (1995). "Alternative" music and the politics of cultural autonomy: The case of Fugazi and the D.C. scene. Popular Music and Society, 19. 17-35.
  4. ^ Thompson, S. (2001). Market failure: Punk economics, early and late. College Literature, 28(2), 48-65.