Daniel Thomas, the founder of Independent Music News, is a hard man to contact. He’s got me blocked on all seven of my Facebook accounts, he refuses to take my calls, and he tells me to “remember the restraining order” every time I approach him in person.
But today I, Stephen Billington, demanded answers and tracked him down to his cave in Liverpool. It was a pub called The Cave, but that’s not the point.
IMN has been making some changes lately; exploring new avenues of creativity and expanding the reach along with it. I sat down with Dan and his lovely beard to discuss this, new podcasts and merchandise, how anyone can become a contributor, his personal journey with the company, and the new Bandcamp subscription that will be on offer soon (and what you get with that).
We could have written an article with all this stuff in, but we got lazy. So enjoy this interview instead.