|MOONJUNE RECORDS, NYC
came into being in 2001. The company represents the fruition of vision from entrepreneurial producer, tour manager and promoter Leonardo Pavkovic (see also MOONJUNE MUSIC BOOKINGS
: for information regarding booking MJR artists, and to review Leonardo Pavkovic's extensive industry pedigree), and draws its name from Soft Machine drummer, Robert Wyatt’s famous 1970 epic, "The Moon in June."
MoonJune has already established its' pedigree with "in-the-know" progressive music fans. The focus of MoonJune is to discover and release music by artists from a variety of international settings -- exploring the expanding boundaries of genuine, challenging, "non-over-produced music" that cannot be easily categorized into any specific format or genre.
The ongoing goal of MoonJune is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other. The ever-expanding boundaries of these two musical categories have since come to include everything from progressive rock to ethno-jazz, from experimental avante-garde to jazz-rock / fusion, and anything in between.
In pursuit of this continuing mission, recent radical changes in the music industry have had to be addressed. As a company, MoonJune -- in true 'evolutionary' fashion -- has undergone a metamorphosis: with economic and business protocols mandating a more streamlined and efficient approach to production, marketing and distribution. With the ongoing demise of the traditional "record store" retail distribution and the explosion of digital music, "streaming" services and more, the contemporary challenges facing a small independent label have become more daunting than ever before. Despite this, MoonJune Records remains committed to providing supreme creative music, uncontaminated by commercial considerations or compromise in any manner.