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Tori Sparks is an American singer-songwriter living in Barcelona, Spain. She is known for her unconventional lyrics and her blending of folk, rock, and blues influences. Her sixth album, La Huerta, is a collaboration with flamenco fusion trio Calamento.

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Primavera Pro Presentation: “Glass Mountain Records: A Decade of DIY”

  • CCCB 5 Carrer de Montalegre Barcelona, CT, 08001 Spain (map)

ENG: Alicia Rodríguez - journalist, publicist, and writer - will interview renowned artist and entrepreneur Tori Sparks. Sparks is the founder of the independent label Glass Mountain Records, which just celebrated its first 10 years in 2017.  They will discuss the label’s beginnings in the started in the USA, and how Sparks' way of running her business has adapted her making the move to Europe. They will discuss how to survive a decade as a DIY label in an industry as changeable and complex as the music industry, and also give practical advice on how to manage a career on two continents without the need to maintain a cumbersome infrastructure modeled on the major record label model. Alicia Rodríguez will also give her perspective on the trajectory of GMR and how the DIY model has served them both, as she has worked with Tori on her press campaigns for the last five years, as well as representing numerous other companies and independent artists from all over the world.

CAS: Alicia Rodríguez - periodista, presentadora y publicista - entrevistara la reconocida artista Tori Sparks, fundadora de la pequeña discográfica independiente Glass Mountain Records, que acaba de celebrar sus primeros 10 años en 2017. Le preguntara como ha empezado su sello en los EE.UU., y como ha cambiado su manera de llevar su negocio después de trasladarse a Europa. Entre otras cosas, nos explicará no solo como sobrevivir una década como sello DIY en una industria tan cambiable y compleja como la de la música, pero también dará consejos prácticos sobre cómo llevar una carrera en dos continentes sin la necesidad de mantener una infraestructura gigante como las discográficas mayores. Alicia Rodríguez también dará su perspectiva sobre la trayectoria de GMR y como el modelo DIY les ha servido a las dos, así que ha trabajado juntas con Tori por los últimos cinco años y también ha representado otras empresas del sector y artistas independientes de muchos países.