Three young, classically trained musicians recognized a problem within the classical music industry. With so many artists and so much music, it's almost impossible to find someone willing to listen to the industy's newest artists. Bill Brittelle, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Judd Greenstein founded the New Amsterdam Record label exclusively for these up and coming stars. Though the new label has only sold roughly 500 albums since it opened, they are able to maintain a positive outlook, saying that in a couple of years, they will still be young. Because of the high cost of producing albums, this year the label plans to release 6-8 albums. And though choosing which albums to produce is extremely difficult, the group says they only have one requirement: the album has to be amazing.
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