Who Runs That?

Merge Records: Who Runs That?

Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan started the Durham-based record label so they could get indie bands, and their own band, off the ground.

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Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, co-founders of Merge Records, talk to Seth Stevenson about running a record label in the era of streaming music, the advantages of operating in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and what goes into a record contract with a band these days.

You can email us at whorunsthat@slate.com.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews.