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Moodgadget
Moodgadget.jpg
Founded 2004
Founder Jakub Marek Alexander
Adam E. Hunt
Status Active
Genre Electronic Music
Country of origin United States
Location Brooklyn, New York
Los Angeles, California
Official Website www.moodgadget.com

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Background

Moodgadget is an independent electronic music label, founded in 2004 in Ann Arbor, MI by Jakub Marek Alexander and Adam E. Hunt, with the mission statement "Exposing the diversity in electronically made music." They started the label with the goal of popularizing their opinion that electronic music is a process, not a genre; within its broad walls lives a plethora of sounds–everything from catchy folk to melodic techno.

The label is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA, with Alexander and Hunt sharing creative direction, production, design and marketing duties. Jakub also handles A+R and booking, while Adam takes care of web design and mastering. PhilistineDSGN, Alex Koplin, and Taro Yumiba each contribute design.

Artists

Moodgadget has released music by over 70 artists, including:

Aarnio Addled Alpha Crasis André Obin A Setting Sun Benoît Pioulard Boreal Network Brael Calmer Charles Trees Chris Fortier Christine
D. Gookin Dafluke Dave Turov The Downtown Division Direwires D.R. Casey Dykehouse Elm from Arm Entsounds Frank Omura Ghosthunt Grey Electric
The Hexx Iggy Ignotius Isomer Transition Intelligencia JC Harnell JDSY Jerome Covington Jin Choi Joe Lapaglia Khonnor Kyle Bobby Dunn Le Technique
Library Tapes Matters & Dunaway Marumari Metakinetic Mingus Rude Mogi Grumbles Mux Mool New Villager OEN One of Them Orso Polare Outlier
Popkan Praveen Pwca The Reflecting Skin Rob Theakston Ry Ryan Elliott Scott Brandon Seth Troxler Shigeto Small Sails Them & I
Tim Xavier Tokyo Bloodworm Tonight Touch Base Tractile Tridact Tstewart [[Warez [Mi6]]] Will Wisp Worst Friends Viul

Releases

Compilations

In 2006, Moodgadget released "The Rorschach Suite", a 20-song compilation. It reached #17 in iTunes' electronic music section, and the single "Lost and Found" by Mux Mool was selected for the "Best of iTunes 2006." In 2008, Moodgadget released two compilations, "The Synchronicity Suite" and "No New Enemies Vol. 1" both made it into the top 30 in iTunes' electronic music section.

Limited and Premiere

The label has made use of the donation sales method popularized by Radiohead for their Limited and Premiere releases. Limited releases are those by established artists, and Premiere releases are those by new artists; both allow the customer to choose their own price.

Distribution

Through their website, they release music digitally in the DRM-Free MP3 format, and are partnered with Layne Fox and IRIS for distribution through online music retailers, including: iTunes, eMusic and Beatport. They have also utilized the controversial technology BitTorrent, and it is their opinion that music is increasingly becoming a promotional tool for touring, merchandising and licensing.

Licensing

Moodgadget has licensed music through Jeremy Peters and GHO (a subsidiary of Ghostly International) to LG, and Prada.

External links

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