Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

December 7, 2019

Help MODE RECORDS to carry on!

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 3:40 pm

Running a record label featuring physical releases of forward-thinking music is more difficult now than ever. I had to close my own label, KSE, which supported the work of contemporary composers, one year ago today because I couldn’t afford to keep it afloat. Mode has been doing amazing work for decades in support of important and original composers–please don’t let them go under. Even 5 or 10 dollars can help. Would YOU want to live in a world without Mode’s 50 (!!!!) John Cage releases? I wouldn’t!

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Bringing the world high quality releases of contemporary classical, jazz and other musical genres for over 35 years, Mode Records now needs your support to modernize its promotion, informational, and sales platforms.

Internationally recognized record label Mode Records’ recordings of impeccable performances, captured with the best quality sound, have earned it great critical acclaim and a loyal following.

A small independent company, Mode’s catalog of over 300 releases includes music of the great composers of the latter 20th century and today’s aspiring contemporary New Music artists. Beginning with its first release in 1984, created in collaboration with composer John Cage, Mode has presented uniquely curated releases with a personal vision of producing fine recordings which are not necessarily a part of current mainstream music fashion, but which need to be heard.

You can make a difference in support of music that matters by making a contribution of any amount toward Mode’s modernization. I would never ask people to contribute to something I myself would not give my own hard-earned money to, and you can see my own contribution on the Mode Go Fund Me page. And why not stop over there now to make YOUR contribution….even $5 or $10 can help. YOU and I can insure that people can easily hear the works of John Cage (who was involved in the founding of the label!) and many other important composers on beautiful and thoughtfully-curated CD’s. I have dozens of Mode releases and play them often….not just play them, but live with them, and live in the worlds they create.

Here is the link…thank you for your support of Mode and of modern composers….

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for posting this, it is so vitally important to save small vanguard companies.

    Comment by Don Haugen — January 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

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