Please vote for MoonJune Records in 83rd DownBeat Reader's Poll (2018)   

Dear Fiends in Music

Last year MoonJune Records has landed at the 4th place at DownBeat's Readers Poll 2017 and in 2016, MJR has landed at the 7th place. That was an incredible success for a truly and brutally independent record label from NYC, run by one person only, Leonardo Pavkovic.

There are many categories in which You can vote for Your favorite Jazz and Beyond Jazz artists, labels, great players of different instruments, and much more. You will find a myriad of names, many of them well known (and they often win!).

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There are so many categories before You arrive to the CATEGORY 31: RECORD LABEL, please be patient and once You are there, if You like what my record label does, then please cast Your vote for MoonJune Records (MoonJune is listed!). Voting for MoonJune, You not only support an independent record label, and You do not only support qualifiable albums and artists with albums released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, You also support the whole label's roster. And above all, You support an underdog and a donquixotesque independent music business in this very difficult times in the music recording industry.

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MoonJune Records an unorthodox out-of-box rules-breaking record label accidentally established in 2001 by the urge to help an old friend, the legendary Elton Dean (R.I.P.), and named after Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt's famous 1970 epic "The Moon in June" has already established a name for itself with "in the know" fans. Its focus is to release internationally-situated music by artists exploring the expanding boundaries of genuine, challenging, non-over-produced music that cannot be easily categorized into any specific format. MoonJune Records' ongoing goal is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other. The ever-expanding boundaries of these two musical categories have since come to include everything from progressive rock to ethno-jazz, from experimental avant-garde to jazz-rock, and anything in between and beyond.

There are many labels that You can vote for, but if You vote for MoonJune. I will truly appreciate.

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"Because his vision and erudition know no physical or mental boundaries, Leonardo Pavkovic might seem an oddity founded by a starry-eyed idealist, a rather utopian proposition in our increasingly prefab musical world. But, to me, MoonJune is not just a beyond jazz record label pushing out alternative music. It feels more like a family of like-minded musicians keen to explore new grounds while collaborating with each other and engaging in a dialogue between the past and the present." - Michel Delville (9 albums on MoonJune, with The Wrong Object, Machine Mass, Doubt, Elton Dean, Dominique Vantomme and Alex Maguire Sextet).

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