From the early days of the Bloodshot Records office in my basement, it was a label where artists were free to create, without having to force their unique sound into a square genre hole or a widget assembly mol. The sale of Bloodshot to Exceleration Music will ensure that the legacy of nurturing and celebrating unique indie music continues.
Bloodshot has been my life for over 25 years. I spend my time, heart and soul with the artists and the amazing music they make. In recent years, I have worked consistently and quietly behind the scenes to bring it to a positive resolution that will benefit the artists. The whole time, I fought to make sure every artist got their paycheck in full. There were various options considered to allow Bloodshot Records to continue without me, including selling my half to my co-founder, but in the end we made a mutual decision to sell Exceleration Music. Thankfully, Exceleration can give our artists a creative path forward, breathe new life into their catalog, and give them meaningful opportunities. Bloodshot has been working with the Exceleration team for a decade, and they are the indie leaders who honor Bloodshot’s history and are ideally suited to bring Bloodshot’s artistic heritage land.
My big thanks to the amazingly loyal and enthusiastic fans who have been the backbone of our welcoming and enthusiastic community. I hope you continue to find and champion original beautiful music, because bands need your support now more than ever.
I want to thank each and every one of the artists who made the crazy idea of Bloodshot Records a reality. I’m really happy to have worked and for you. You gave me the opportunity to witness the mind-numbing progression of art from your first record to your second and from your 10th show your 400th show. There are non-solo guitars in the country that almost go off the rails but somehow don’t, and there are scary songs with the most beautiful accompaniments that scare my spine, and more. Thanks everyone.