Product Manager Position Open

PRODUCT MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT BRIGHT ANTENNA MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE WORKING AT A RECORD LABEL. Bright Antenna Records is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our indie label team. We have global partnerships with Warner Music Group and ADA Label Services. Our offices are located in Mill Valley, CA (across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco). Please familiarize yourself with the artists on our website before you send us a resume, and in your cover letter tell us your 3 favorite albums, a little bit about what music means to you, and what your salary expectations are. IF YOUR COVER LETTER DOES NOT CONTAIN THIS INFORMATION YOUR … Continued

Demo Submission Etiquette

So you’re in this band, you’ve recorded some demos, and you’re ready to submit them to a label. Now what? We’re glad you asked. First, be very sure that you’re ready to submit. In other words, make sure the songs and the performances are not only good enough, but great enough. Most labels (especially indies) will remember that you’ve already submitted. We keep records of these things (no pun intended) and we will judge you. (No. Just kidding. We’re nice. But.) Second, be aware of the four cardinal rules of demo submission. 1) Include 1 – 3 songs. Do not, under any circumstances, send more than your 3 best songs. … Continued

Today’s Discussion: Social Media

Today’s topic of discussion: social media. I recently had a debate with a gentleman who thinks social media is the downfall of society and who, upon discovering that I participate in it, said, “Isn’t Facebook beneath you?” First of all, I’m one generation removed from the wrong side of the tracks and that means nothing is beneath me (except Scott Schumaker on occasion. Ha ha.). Second, above all other titles I bestow upon myself, I am first and foremost an artist. And, in my humble opinion, one of the responsibilities of the artist is to be a part of the culture, to immerse themselves in the culture, to experience the culture and … Continued

Bright Antenna at Outside Lands 2013

Here at Bright Antenna Records, we’re all live-music lovers. Though we’ll travel far and wide to hear our own bands play (Tiffanie, Braden, and Ben are all in Tampa, FL this weekend to see Flagship), we are lucky enough in the San Francisco Bay Area to have great music come to us all the time. Bay Area music festival OutsideLands is like our own personal heaven: music gods rocking out in a park that’s in our backyard! Okay, Golden Gate Park is a bit of a trek for anyone who doesn’t live in the Sunset, but to see Kurt Vile, Willie Nelson, The National, Vampire Weekend, and Paul Mc-effing-Cartney perform, … Continued

No Jeans Week

When Gwyneth Paltrow challenged the ladies of Bright Antenna to go a whole week without wearing jeans, we rose to the task. As a record label, jeans are obviously a staple of our daily wardrobe. Our CESG owns over 40 pairs alone (insert eye roll here). But we pride ourselves on our impeccably chic and edgy style, and we rock skirts and dresses just as well as we rock our denim. In other words, we just used Gwyneth’s suggestion as an excuse to bare our legs. I should clarify: it’s not like Gwynnie actually called us personally and said, “I dare you to not wear jeans for a week.” But … Continued

Bright Antenna Celebrates Independence Day

The entire BA gang and most of their significant others made their way to Kalispell, Montana this year to celebrate July 4th together. Besides participating in the usual mountain town activities, like hiking, swimming, dancing, and consuming copious amounts of meat and whiskey, we also played in a bocce tournament and lost a lot of BINGO games. But I think the highlight of the week was standing front row to watch Huey Lewis & the News perform. Yes, I said Huey Lewis & the News. We at BA are not so pretentious that we don’t admit to loving us some “Hip To Be Square” and a whole lotta “Power of … Continued

BottleRock Festival: Rockin’ Out in Napa {Playlist}

Music for the Yoga Class and for the Music Fest This weekend marks the introduction of a new music festival in the Bay Area. San Francisco and the surrounding cities already have an awesome music festival line-up, with Outside Lands, Treasure Island and Noise Pop bringing throngs of bands and music lovers together each year. We can now add Napa Valley to the list of music destinations, with the BottleRock Music Festival opening in downtown Napa this week. Not only are we so excited to spend the weekend in one of the most beautiful places  on earth, but this baby festival has managed to wrangle some huge artists, boasting the Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Rogue Wave, The … Continued

Life At BA (May 2013 Issue)

Bright Antenna Records is a busy place. Life really couldn’t get more exciting for us right now. After our SxSW adventure (which you can read all about here), Beware of Darkness immediately hopped on a flight to the UK; Flagship started prepping for their upcoming Bottle Rock show; and Middle Class Rut — well, Zack and Sean headed home for a little R&R before they head off on what will no doubt be a year or so of touring. The Wombats did not make it to SxSW this year, but they played Coachella, and to a packed house at The Fillmore here in SF in between. I think my favorite … Continued

SxSW 2013 Bright Antenna Recap

I have to say that Beware of Darkness, Flagship, and Middle Class Rut are total SxSW heroes. On Friday, we hosted a day party at Soho Lounge and, that same night, an official showcase at Blackheart on Rainey. The bands must have been exhausted, but no one could tell. They drove the crowd crazy at both shows. Because they’re heroes. It’s so amazing for us to see how Middle Class Rut’s fan base has grown over the past few years. Every time we go to SxSW, the crowd gets bigger and rowdier. I do believe they ignited the first mosh pit a SxSW day party has ever seen on Friday … Continued

Yoga at Bright Antenna: It’s All About The Music

They say “the team who planks together, stays together.” Okay, I’m pretty sure that no one would actually EVER say that, but they should. Bright Antenna has been having a weekly in-house team yoga class for a year and a half now, and it really helps morale! Let’s just say there’s something about seeing your boss in happy baby pose that really makes the most stressful of days a little easier! Our yoga teacher, Arwyn Moonrise (Bay Area folks, check out her classes!), says we are her favorite class. It may have something to do with how open we are about cursing her out for her relentless dolphin pushups, or my … Continued