For Brian Kurtz, it all started with a Fisher-Price record player in his Brooklyn apartment.
When he was a kid, Kurtz fell in love with music while spending hours listening to Michael Jackson and the Pointer Sisters on the cheap set.
These days, the 33-year-old has upgraded his sound system but still spends as much time as possible reveling in the possibilities of records. It took him time to find his niche, but Kurtz has lately become a major player on the local indie scene, thanks to his imprint, Limited Fanfare Records.
"I'm not a huge label, but I'm very patient," says Kurtz, who's won plaudits by focusing on his acts' growth over net sales.More »