I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank you dearly for your support during 2010. The music business is obviously continuing to undergo mass confusion and shift, the rules - what's left of them - are changing almost every day. I'm very touched by the fact that 12k has remained an important part of the music landscape for almost 14 years. And with this changing landscape 12k, too, will change, adapt, and never rest. There's a great year ahead with some big changes, fresh releases, more vinyl and a couple of very special projects.
We're starting the year off with two big pieces of news: First, starting this month, the LINE label is now its own independent entity, run by Richard Chartier, and separate from 12k. Richard will continue to curate the label as he has for the past 11 years, however, no longer a sub-label, LINE will be forging a new path with a renewed sense of passion and focus, expect some great things from Richard and LINE in 2011.
Since many of you are accustomed to buying your LINE releases along with 12k here in our online shop we're making sure that 12k still remains a retailer for all LINE releases so you'll still be able to get them here or, alternately, through LINE's own new website at: www.lineimprint.com. We wish Richard a very successful adventure with LINE and I'll still be working closely with him to smooth the transition as well as dream up some great new projects.
Secondly, what better what to start the new year than with a sale! Much of 12k's back-catalogue as well as the vinyl will be on sale for the month of January as we make room for new releases.
Read on for more news, new releases and details about LINE and the 12k sale.
I wish you a very creative, productive and peaceful 2011.
▪ Taylor Deupree