Jason Barnard founded WTPL Music in 1991. WTPL music is a French record label and music publisher. Founded by Jason Barnard as the record label and publisher for “The Barking Dogs”, Xavier Collin took over the company in 1997.
In this clip on Your Creative Haven, Jason Barnard explains why he founded WTPL Music and describes a little about life with the Punk-Folk music group The Barking Dogs.
Jason Barnard: …so we tried to get a record deal and nobody would give us a record deal. And so I decided to start a company just to record an album.
Josh Rech: Oh wow.
Jason Barnard: And that’s how I got into the kind of business side of things is I thought “the record companies are all rubbish. They don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m gonna record the album myself, release it myself. I don’t care”. Which is very punk. And it worked okay.
Jason Barnard: We sold, I think about 40,000 albums over six years.
Josh Rech: Wow.
Jason Barnard: And that was purely by brute I’m gonna do this pigheadedness…