This means that we release the music of bands that we like, and all of the money made from selling those records goes right back into making more. We've been around since 2011.
No one takes a cut or makes a wage from this.
There are a few reasons why we operate in this way:
1. We want to support bands and musicians as much as possible, and cutting out a portion of the limited funds we have would make it more difficult to do so.
2. The profit margins that exist on the level of release that we are working on are minimal at best anyway, so it's pretty pointless to dip into that.
3. We find it more fulfilling to run this label on a non profit system as it drives us to work hard, but doesn't provide us with pressure to make a living and enables us to keep the ethos of the whole thing intact.
We also put on shows for at least once a month at Bloc, for free - which is cool and we've been increasingly involved in booking shows for touring bands when they come through Glasgow.
We mostly work with bands who fall loosely into the category of 'punk' music, with all the branches thereof represented at some time. Pop Punk, Hardcore, Emo, Noise Rock, Indie and Grunge etc etc have all found a home on Struggletown's roster. We get bored of listening to and releasing music that always sounds the same, so we try and mix it up a bit.
Everything you buy helps us keep this thing going, we appreciate each order and everyone who helps us out by spreading the word, wearing our merch and going to see our bands.