By John Vettese

Photo by John Vettese

While so much of the annual NonCOMMvention focuses on the radio side of the music industry, the first panel at this year’s event took record label perspective on navigating what XPN program director Bruce Warren called “the iTunes economy.”

Joining Warren onstage was David Macias of Thirty Tigers records – home to Patty Griffin, Jason Isbell, Angeleena Presley, and more — and Bill Burrs of 300 Entertainment — a division of Atlantic that works with artists from Fetty Wap to Meg Mac.

The three discussed how record labels work to break an artist in a landscape where record sales …read more