21 Tales of Tastemakers: Cathy Pellow
by Cathy Pellow, published November 23rd 2010
I am such a huge fan of all the young people I have met that have either been affiliated or are still at Northeastern working on Tastemakers. Alumni have even come to work at Sargent House. Overall, I pretty much know that if you were involved in Tastemakers, you are the kind of person we would love to have at Sargent House working with us; you are passionate about music for the right reasons, or at least the reasons we are doing what we do, which is a pure love of it.
TM has been a constant inspiration to me as well as a huge supporter and really understands the kind of new music company we have been building over here at Sargent House. There is such great satisfaction when they come on board in support of the bands we sign because we know they represent the kind of music fan we aim to have. I’m far more interested in talking directly to people who love and appreciate music than pandering to the ‘old guard’ who are still living in the past. The “old guard” is completely oblivious about the new music business (which is really the ‘old’ music business from back in the days of the 60′s & 70′s that was run by people who got into it because the strength of their passion for being in music and surrounded by it at any cost was too strong to do anything else).
I think Tastemakers is a real example for other colleges on how to run a great magazine: putting on great events and really utilizing the skills they went to study at school but doing it in a ‘real world’ kind of way. I’m looking forward to the days that each new class graduates and goes out into the world and starts something, or begins working within the industry so that their thinking can spread.
I love you Tastemaker brats. You rule.
Editor’s Note: Cathy Pellow is the owner and manager of Sargent House.