Eleven Seven Music’s Role In Saving Rock: ‘We Realized the Major Labels Were Giving Up on It’

January 5th, 2017 by

In a masonry loft building on West 21st Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, the offices of independent label Eleven Seven Music are comfortably removed from the glitzier midtown home of most of the multinational music companies.

“You would have to hire a private investigator to find a major-label person [down here],” jokes Allen Kovac, 61, CEO of the rock-focused Eleven Seven Music and its sister company, Tenth Street Entertainment, as he sits in a spacious company conference room. True, Sony Music Entertainment recently relocated to new digs on Madison Square Park a few blocks away, but Kovac adds, “it’s very indie here.”

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