Brett Gurewitz was awarded the National Association of Recording Merchandiser’s (NARM) Independent Spirit Award on May 9th. Gurewitz, the guitarist and songwriter for Bad Religion, is the founder of independent powerhouse labels Epitaph and Anti-Records.
Established in 1958, NARM is a nonprofit trade association for the business of music, spearheading the implementation of initiatives to promote music commerce, and advocating for common interests. Past recipients of the Independent Spirit Award include Rachelle and Joe Friedman, founders of J&R Music & Computer World in New York; Don Van Cleave, formerly the President of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS); and Tom Silverman, Founder and CEO of Tommy Boy Entertainment.
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