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Posted at 8:36 AM ET, 08/26/2010

9:30 Club launches record label

By Washington Post editors

The 9:30 Club is expanding its reach.

Club officials announced Wednesday night that it will launch a record label, 9:30 Records, reports.

Singer-songwriter Justin Jones will be the first artist on the label.

A launch party for the newly formed record label will be held on Sept. 16, featuring a performance from Jones, a Virginia native. It's an invitation only affair, but 9:30 Club subscribers will have a chance to win tickets through a lottery.

This has been a big year for the club which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010.

Click Track also has more on the club and other upcoming concerts.

By Washington Post editors  | August 26, 2010; 8:36 AM ET
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Why do we call it a "record label" when we no longer have "records" with "labels"?

Posted by: Cosmo06 | August 26, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Because "digital distribution facilitator" doesn't have the same ring?

Posted by: reiflame1 | August 26, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Do they hope to sell thousands of plastic and paper byproducts like in days of yore? Or are they going to give all music away free and hope it sells concert tickets? Congradulations kid, you will spend the rest of your life paying back the advance!

Posted by: MysticMan | August 26, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Good luck to them. It would be nice for D.C. to have a relevant "scene" again, which seemed to all but disappear over the last decade.

Posted by: joshlct | August 26, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Great. With TicketMaster/LiveNation trying to put clubs like 9:30 out of business, I'm not surprised to see they turn to other ways to make a few dollars. I hope they're successful because the 9:30 club is a local treasure!

Posted by: AHappyWarrior | August 26, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

So is that how they're spending those exorbitant "service fees" that they tack onto ticket prices--funding a label?

Posted by: moxilator | August 26, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

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