JOHN VIRANT – “THE FOURTH ROUNDER”
Vinyl Ventures - My Fifty Years at Rounder Records - Bill Nowlin
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Bill Nowlin, one of the three Rounder founders, lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Rounder for most of its history. In addition to his work with Rounder, he has specialized in writing and editing books, most of them about another passion: baseball.
An intern becomes the company president: John Virant becomes Rounder CEO and the “fourth Rounder.” The start of a relationship with the band Rush. The 100-plus album Alan Lomax Collection is launched. Record retail begins to collapse and Rounder enters an agreement with a major label for national distribution.