It’s a sad month for Melbourne as Candle Records, a local independent record label that has decided to call it quits after 12 years. Home to bands like The Lucksmiths, The Small Knives, and Golden Rough, Candle epitomizes a business that was in it for the passion, not the money.
The comments on Candle’s Guestbook say it all. Here are just a few:
“Candle records and the bands it represents has given me nothing but joy and happiness, that grew with every release and concert”
“Candle music has made us laugh, made us cry, consoled us and inspired us, it has made us see the poetry of everyday life. How can we ever thank you enough?”
“I can’t tell you how sad I am to hear that Candle is over …no seriously …totally floored.”
“This isn’t merely a record label, it’s a family. Closing down a family has a ring of tragedy about it.”
If you shut down your business next week, what would your customers say about you?