Amidst the dried up remains of what used to be alive, Hello Industry plants a seed.
Their rock shows, electronic shows, and classical house concerts are drenched in one single value: Meaningful Music for Struggling People (which may just be all of us). Each song is an invitation to a conversation about things which really matter. In an industry where regurgitating old conversations and overusing proven musical formulas is the norm, Hello Industry is a breath of fresh, unpolluted air.
The band is comprised of Nathan, a tortured soul, prophetic artist, and home barista champ, Heather, a professional classical pianist, avid gardener, and super-taster, Brett, a classic rock demigod, black-belt engineer, and Tetris king, James, a jazz bassist, composer, and chess master, and Bobby… there are no words for Bobby.
“If you want to CARE about music again, give these records a spin.”
-Trent Keeling – Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elvis Costello, Sting
Hello Industry’s mission is to put meaningful music in the hands of struggling people. We picture a 16yr old girl sitting in her car, fighting life’s hardest battles, with our music as her soundtrack, maybe even her lifeline. That’s what music has been for us.
We use a “pay what you want” model for selling our music. It’s more important to us that people have our music than it is to make money selling CDs. If you have no money, take our music. It’s for you. No guilt. If you have plenty, think about helping us get music into the hands of others.
The days of record labels funding and sending bands out into the world are gone. We believe the new music industry is based on a partnership between the artist and a community of fans and supporters.