2022 retrospective

2022 retrospective

Our year end post of 2021 asked if anybody else felt the highs getting higher and lows getting lower — and boy that vibe grew way stronger in 2022!

Live music

School of X continued to tour on the back of his 2021 album Dancing Through The Void and gave some mind blowing performances on his headliners, at festivals and as support for royalty like Trentemøller and Eric Clapton.

We also really want to mention the first Tambourhinoceros Presents showcase that we threw in May 2022. What a night with so many friends and colleagues and most importantly astonishing shows from Kleo, Palace Winter, School of X, Lucky Lo, and Communions.

Diversity

One of the last things we did in 2021 was to join Keychange with a pledge of working towards that women or gender minority employees constitute 50% or more of our staff by 2028. That actually happened in 2022 already. We’ll do our best to keep it that way knowing that any changes in our small crew of 8 people can quickly skew things in any direction.

Sustainability

We’ve also started to monitor our carbon footprint (by way of Impala’s Carbon Calculator for the independent sector). In 2021 our number was 7.64 t CO2e, in 2022 9.21 t CO2e. This is very much due to it being possible to travel again which is sometimes necessary in order to do good work for our artists, but our focus on keeping our footprint to a minimum and choosing sustainable solutions where possible remains.

Also, a small update if you’re into the nitty gritty of the music industry

We’ve been pretty heavily involved in politics, advocacy and similar with one of our directors chairing the Danish organization for independent labels this past decade. We’ve decided that in 2023, we’ll allocate that energy to our artists and leave the spot open for someone else to pick up the mantle. This has been one of the aforementioned tough decisions as it's really been an incredibly meaningful journey that’s brought a lot of knowledge and experience with it. At the same time any obligation comes at a cost and it feels like the right time for us to really place all our bets on our artists. Hopefully that’ll also reflect back on the wider independent scene in a different but equally positive way. 

May 2023 be a fantastic year for everyone. Thanks for reading. 

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