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Label Watch: Higher Octave Music

Matt Matthews

Matt Matthews has been the president of Higher Octave Music for about 13 years, and he has seen his new-age label prosper in that time with recordings that range from the meditative to the up-tempo. It’s a format, he says, that represents a lifestyle and movement, sort of a “new sound” for America.

“Higher Octave was created to be a combination of a viable business that can function in the world, but also a place where a healing environment can be created,” he says. “Some of our internal goals do not translate into dollars, but it might bring on a sense of being or a bit of knowledge. Our hope is that one ideal will complement the other.”

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