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Cantaloupe Music

Brooklyn, NY         

CANTALOUPE MUSIC is the record label created and launched in March 2001 by the three founders of New York’s legendary Bang on a Can organization — composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe — with Bang on a Can’s managing director Kenny Savelson. The label has exerted a profound impact on the new music community, and has been recognized by composers, critics and fans around the world for its adventurous and progressive sounds in contemporary classical, post-classical, experimental electronic, ethnic fusion and other avant-garde styles.

Cantaloupe’s goal is to provide a home for music that is, in the words of Michael Gordon, “too funky for the academy.” Throughout its history, the label has received Top Ten of the Year accolades from such publications as The New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Guardian (UK), The Wire (UK), Newsday, Mojo magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Gramophone, Billboard, Stereophile, and Time Out New York. Cantaloupe artists and their work have also been featured on CNN, NPR, the BBC, Pitchfork and other major TV, radio and online outlets worldwide.

Cantaloupe Music is globally distributed in physical CD, LP and digital formats by Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label and distributor.

David Lang: the national anthems

Pulitzer Prize & Grammy-winning composer David Lang discusses his latest album, the national anthems, and his experience recording the piece with Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Out June 24, 2016 on Cantaloupe Music.

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