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In other words, it's a challenge that makes an L.A. office something of a necessity.
"It became clear that it would be very advantageous to open a satellite office in Los Angeles," Sullivan says. "Considering many of the copyright holders are based in Los Angeles, being here helps a great deal."
"Curation is slow work, and Los Angeles is the most chill cultural center in the world, so it's kind of ideal," McGowan adds. "Southern California has RTI, the best record plant, and Stoughton, the only press doing old-style covers. And L.A.'s probably the best place in the country to find old records — this is where most of them were made."
L.A. also is host to what Now-Again's Alapatt calls "a very supportive record-collector community," as well as being home to a long history of great musicians — like Jim Sullivan.
"There's been amazing music in L.A. since the history of recorded music," Alapatt says. "And a lot of that was music made in the shadows of the major labels. If you're doing reissues of stuff you love and no one else might know yet, L.A. is one of the most inspiring places to be."
Jim Sullivan's U.F.O. is available now from Light in the Attic; lightintheattic.net. Also visit Stones Throw Records at stonesthrow.com, Now-Again at nowagainrecords.com, and Yoga Records at yogarecords.com.