Welcome to the BAG Production page!
[If you have reached this page by directly typing in bagproductionrecords.com, I should mention that this page is part of bengoldberg.net.]
Of course how could I resist calling the label BAG Production -- named after my initials as well as the lyric from Come Together. Also, amazingly, Molly Barker, a selection of whose work you see throughout this website, drew the image at the top of this page when she was six, as a way of memorializing her first recorder lesson. You can see the proper embouchure and how to play something like Hot Cross Buns.
When I started BAG Production in 2009, I thought well, it's life and death in the music business, where the same shifting technology that threatens the industry paradoxically makes it easier to sell and distribute music on a small scale -- what better time to jump in with a record label. Since then, my feeling has definitely been borne out -- at least the "life and death" part!
For information on all our released to-date it might be best to visit the Discography, or, better yet, the Store.
You can watch videos of performances by a variety of BAG Production artists, as well as an interview with me about the making of Orphic Machine and one about making Unfold Ordinary Mind, on the BAG Production youtube channel.
Of course first-rate music is only half the story in the record business -- we also have to get the word out and make the music commercially available. In this regard I am happy to report that in the world of digital distribution, BAG releases are handled by A-Train Entertainment, a company headed by the irrepressibly resourceful Al Evers, longtime Bay Area music industry heavyweight and exactly the guy you want on your team.