The role of a label has changed focus in the past couple of decades. Its current purposes are primarily administrative (submissions to services, bookkeeping and web presence), promotional (licensing opportunities, tour coordination and airplay), and web presence. So is a label still necessary? If you can do all of these tasks yourself, and still have time to write, practice, record, go on tour, and play gigs, in addition to a possible regular job, then you don't need a label. But if you're having trouble doing just the musical part, then you need assistance.
Sisyphus Syndrome Music (BMI) is the publishing arm of PME Records, with a current roster of almost two hundred songs, all generating income for their composers, and making sure that those royalties don't get lost in the ether. Do you need publishing? Yes, otherwise those royalties will not get paid.
With plenty of vintage and new gear, a wonderful selection of microphones, and three tuned rooms, Fun House Studios is wholly owned by PME Records, and thus is always available for the label's exclusive use. Featured in Mix Magazine for its Mid-century Modern decor when it opened in 2005, Craig Patterson was the acoustic designer and general contractor. Photos can be found in the Photos section. We do not publish a gear list.
Craig has designed about fifty album covers and interior artwork, as well as a number of webpages, and a dozen or so book layouts. He comprises the entirety of the Art Department at PME.
Craig has directed and/or edited over fifty music videos, not just for PME, but also for other labels, as well as commercials and video shorts.