58 min

Andy Weber of Smashed Plastic No Wristbands! We Drink For Free

    • Music Interviews

Andy Weber Co-Owner/Founder of Smashed Plastic Record Pressing joins us to discuss how he got his start in the record pressing business, why the personal touch matters so much in dealing with artists, how demand is currently outpacing supply by 6+ months, what separates Chicago from other markets, and Smashed Plastics ethos in how they run their company. 
Time Stamps: 
00:30: Intro
01:24: Here with Andy with Smashed Plastic
04:00: 5 years outta the music game
06:25: "let's do something fun in music"
08:40: "someone is way ahead of us, this idea is too good to be true, we are not that smart"
12:02 Who does what at Smashed Plastic
15:00 Important to have touches with all our clients. Important to make people feel like the big guy/philosophy of Smashed Plastic
18:20: Smashed Plastic HQ 
24:10: Boom of the boutique plants
26:30: "There are more record orders out there than there are machines to produce them"
30:30: How do I get beyond the velvet rope and start pressing with you?
35:40: "Color is king"
40:10: If you build it they will come
43:30: Shit, we made it
45:45: We take a lot of pride in being Chicagoans/what are you digging lately
50:15: A day in the life for Andy
54:35: Chicago questions

Andy Weber Co-Owner/Founder of Smashed Plastic Record Pressing joins us to discuss how he got his start in the record pressing business, why the personal touch matters so much in dealing with artists, how demand is currently outpacing supply by 6+ months, what separates Chicago from other markets, and Smashed Plastics ethos in how they run their company. 
Time Stamps: 
00:30: Intro
01:24: Here with Andy with Smashed Plastic
04:00: 5 years outta the music game
06:25: "let's do something fun in music"
08:40: "someone is way ahead of us, this idea is too good to be true, we are not that smart"
12:02 Who does what at Smashed Plastic
15:00 Important to have touches with all our clients. Important to make people feel like the big guy/philosophy of Smashed Plastic
18:20: Smashed Plastic HQ 
24:10: Boom of the boutique plants
26:30: "There are more record orders out there than there are machines to produce them"
30:30: How do I get beyond the velvet rope and start pressing with you?
35:40: "Color is king"
40:10: If you build it they will come
43:30: Shit, we made it
45:45: We take a lot of pride in being Chicagoans/what are you digging lately
50:15: A day in the life for Andy
54:35: Chicago questions

58 min