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Where do I send
my demos/singles/CDs etc. ?
Preferably to another label with a smaller roster and/or more
time to process such items. We are sorry to
say that we no longer accept unsolicited demo submissions.
We understand that this sounds terribly pretentious and though
at least one of us is terribly pretentious,
we are just trying to be fair. We don't have enough time or
hands to properly process all of the packages we receive. Rather
than let a serious fire hazard develop in our cramped offices
(and rather than waste your time and energy), we strongly discourage
you from sending us your demo/single/cd etc. unless we have
sought you out and requested one. Thank you.
How about if I send
you links to my MP3s or web pages? Do you look at those
any faster than you open packages?
Please, don't do this. We appreciate that many talented artists
are trying to be heard, but sending us email about your MP3
files is not the way to do it. When people get pushy with us,
we tend to ignore them. If this means we run the risk of missing
out on some tremendous new sounds, so be it. You've probably
missed out on something really great once or twice before in
your life, but you haven't let that drive you insane. Please
allow us that luxury, too!
do I get promotional copies of new releases for my fanzine/magazine/school
paper/scary on-line thing?
If you're in the US, send writing samples to the attention of Catherine
Herrick, Matador Records, 304 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10013.
If you're in the UK, please send writing samples to the attention
of Stuart Davie, Matador
Records, 17-19 Alma Road, London SW18 1AA.
Does Matador have an
Yup. If you're in the New York area, send your resume to Angelica Pasquini, Matador Records, 304 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013.
Internships are for a) personal satisfaction b) experience c)
whatever, make up your own reason... i.e. no money. And
you must be living in the New York area.
Is Matador hiring?
No. That would require someone else being fired or suffering
a severe injury and we know you wouldnt be rooting for
that sort of thing.
I'm having a problem
with ordering something from The
Matador Store. Who should I contact?
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I'm having a problem
with ordering something from Buy Early Get Now. Who should I contact?
Please send all customer service questions, problems or complaints
I was watching
The Gossip Show on E! Entertainment Television,
and one of the reporters was mentioning something about these
new hair accessories I think she called them Fairy Dust.
They are little singular rhinestones which attach in your hair
with velcro somehow!! She said they come in a package of 8.
She said something about the place that sold them, which had
the word ice in the title, but I didnt hear
the whole thing!! These hair gems are so cute, and I would love
to have some. If you know what Im talking about, or where
I can purchase these, pleease e-mail me!! I would really appreciate
the help. Thanks!
Sorry, but per the terms of our recent extrication from Capitol
Records, we can no longer offer any information about Fairy
made a low budget/student film and I want to use some matador
music to show the movie at Film Festival what should I do?
Download this PDF,
fill it out, and email it to Brigitte Green or fax it (212) 995-5883.
Who do I contact
about using Matador music in a studio, film, television program
Brigitte Green can be reached at Beggars Group, 304 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10013
a show on a radio station and I want free stuff. Who do I contact?
If you're in the US, email a playlist of your most recent non-comm
AAA or college show to Hector Montes, and hell think about it. Also include a cover
note stating what Matador artists you are particularly interested
in. NOTE: If you are a college radio DJ, please check with your
music director or program director first to make sure you are
not already on the Matador mailing list. We have a strict policy
of one promo CD per radio station, and those generally are sent
to the music department, except in rare circumstances.
If you're a commercial radio programmer in the US, please contact
If you're in the UK, please send the same information to our
European office's general
What are Matadors
criteria for signing new artists?
Were not looking for any specific thing except
truth, beauty, solace, shelter, etc. Musical taste is a funny
thing, especially if you have some.
Does Matador sign
artists from the U.K. or Europe?
Yes. Well sign someone from Mars if we like their music
turned 17 and was recently scouted by a famous modeling agency.
My problem is that Im a late developer and Ive got
barely any facial hair. All my friends are shaving daily now,
but not me. Im scared its going to get in the way
of my modeling career if I cant produce a five oclock
shadow for the macho shots. Is there any cream or lotion I could
rub in? I know everyone develops at different rates but 17 is
a bit late, isnt it?
Facial hair is often the last male sexual characteristic to
develop. Most men arent shaving daily until theyre
19 or 20 and many men dont develop full facial hair until
their 30s. Modeling agencies want people who reflect the real
world and one thing which makes young men attractive is that
they dont yet suffer from a five oclock shadow.
Wed be astonished if your clean-shaven good looks stood
in the way of a modeling career. There are no lotions to quicken
hair growth but a moisturizer will help to keep your skin looking
How did Matador
begin? What has happened since?
The label began in 1989 when Chris Lombardi dragged the Austrian
duo H.P. Zinker into Wharton Tiers Fun City studio to
record OLE-001, ...and there was light. Run out of Chris
New York apartment, Lombardi added artists such as the Dustdevils,
Railroad Jerk and Superchunk to the initial roster. Joined by
longtime Homestead Records manager Gerard Cosloy in 1990, Matador
experienced its first taste of crazed media attention &
big sales with the North American release of Teenage Fanclubs
debut long-player, A Catholic Education. Over the years, the
label has moved from shoebox sized offices to larger and larger
complexes, the staff has grown from 2 to 24, and the roster
has simply exploded. As well as functioning as the North American
home to Pavement, Liz Phair and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion,
Matador has helped artists such as Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Cornelius,
Solex, Pizzicato Five, Helium and the Arsonists reach audiences
Matador has also served as the North American licensee for a
number of exceptional international acts, including Belle &
Sebastian, Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Red Snapper, Arab Strap
and others. Since 1996, Matador has maintained separate offices
and staff in London. In addition to supervising the promotion,
sales and marketing of Matador titles on the continent, Matador
Europe has also licensed recordings from some of North Americas
most acclaimed new artists, M. Ward, Sleater-Kinney, Modest
Mouse, and Superchunk to name a few. Matador Europe is currently
signing artists for the world, with several new projects in
While Matador has often been characterized (not by the label
itself) as an underground or indie rock label, over
the years, the labels musical direction has grown, to
the point where many hip hop, electronic and experimental acts
play as prominent a role in the labels sound & future
as any number of singer/songwriters and rock bands. Sometimes
all of the above converge. Major projects for the new millennium
include Matmos, the decade-in-the-making debut album from the
Large Professor, solo debuts from Stephen Malkmus and Spiral
Stairs (the latter with Preston School Of Industry) and the
long-awaited debut from NYC's Interpol.
In 2002, Matador joined forces with the UK's Beggars
Group. Beggars purchased 50% of Matador, and took over Matador's
worldwide marketing. The Matador marketing staffmembers moved
over to the Beggars umbrella, and Beggars US moved into Matador's
larger New York offices. In the UK, Matador Europe continues
to have its own separate office in Kensal Rise.
Matador continues to do its own wholly independent A&R,
art, production and direct-store distribution (which will also
handle releases from other labels in Beggars Group). The label
continues to be run by Chris Lombardi, Gerard Cosloy and Patrick
Amory. [Press release.]
Throughout the labels history, Matador has been a champion
of artistic freedom, diversity and innovation. The labels
catalog and release schedule reflect the tastes of the companys
owners, Lombardi and Cosloy, and their longstanding commitment
to sharing the music they love with as many others as possible.
Matador Distributor Information
- A list of the companies that distribute Matador to record
stores across the world.
Matador Friendly Stores List - ¡Viva
La Independent! These stores have most of our records, most
of the time.
Online & Mail Order Information
- Buy directly from Matador through the Matador
Who owns Matador?
Matador is half-owned by label founder Chris Lombardi, co-owner
Gerard Cosloy, and president Patrick Amory, and half by Beggars
is awesome, when is her new album coming out?
Yes, she is great, isnt she. But youre thinking
of Sub Pop Records. We dont have anything to do with them.
Thank you very much.
Feel free to email
any other questions.