No Sleep Forever: The story of Chris Hansen and the rise of No Sleep Records
Incase you missed the recent No Sleep feature over on AbsolutePunk.net, check it out below - it’s a long one.
There are many cliches that exist about the music industry, both inside and outside of the realm of bands, managers, merch folks and the like. Many of them revolve around aspects of touring, the rigors of ‘making it’, whatever that might mean in today’s environment, and the relationship any of those people might have with what we will simply refer to as ‘the label’. Stigmatized more and more as bands have re-aligned themselves post-major label stardom, or in some cases foregoing the standard band-label relationship altogether, the general idea of a label has changed considerably in recent years. But that hasn’t stopped Chris Hansen, owner of independent cult-label No Sleep Records, from putting his hat in the ring per se to take his stake in getting the music he loved, and still loves, out to the willing ears of listeners.”