In 2012, Jagjaguwar was awarded the American Association of Independent Music’s (A2IM) Label of the Year. And, inside and outside of industry trade bodies, Jagjaguwar has been working hand in hand with peer labels (and yes, competitors) to forge a strong collective approach to tackle some of the marketplace challenges that all artists and music companies share (ritual).
“One consistent theme throughout the history of Jagjaguwar has been our reliance on partners, especially artists, to move forward and grow,” said Van Arman. “We started doing all of this because we wanted to change the world, make culture more rad, and be a part of artists making beautiful things. As independent as we are, we learned early on that we can’t do it by ourselves.”