Who needs labels? And why do labels need midem? Glassnotes’ Daniel Glass answers

Midem spoke to Daniel Glass, one of the industry’s most-respected label leaders and a long-term midem-goer. He has recently been instrumental in Phoenix and Mumford & Sons’ US success via his label, Glassnote Records.

Asked why labels are still relevant today, he replies “any artist that wants to grow needs a team. We call it a label, but it’s really a team.”

He goes on to explain what midem can bring labels and other music industry people; provided of course you follow his advice, given at the end of this interview: “meet the leaders!” Indeed, Glass echoes a point frequently made about midem: be it on stands or after conference sessions, business leaders are more accessible than anywhere else at midem.