Get Hip Recordings
Get Hip, Inc. is a fully functioning record label and distributor of over 20,000 of the finest titles in independent music. A rarity in this modern world of colossal media conglomerates, Get Hip remains a pioneer of small businesses supplying the coolest record stores and small distributors with the best titles in garage, punk, soul, pop, doo-wop and good old rock n’ roll. A grassroots work ethic and genuine passion for quality music have made Get Hip a staple in independent music all over the world.
Founded in 1986 by Gregg Kostelich, Michael Kastelic, and Bill von Hagen—then all members of The Cynics who wished to release albums by their band on their own terms, Get Hip Recordings began to release records by local and national acts. Get Hip Recordings has since added bands from all over the world to its roster of rockers and released records on four continents. Get Hip also created the Get Hip Archive Series, dedicated exclusively to reissue classic bands from the 1950s and 1960s—essential to any true rock ’n’ roll collector. And more recently, it launched Get Hip Folk Series, dedicated to singer-songwriter roots music.
Now led by Gregg Kostelich -guitarist of The Cynics- and his Spanish-born wife Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, the Get Hip Recordings team continues to release new bands and buy, sell, import and export great music to and from Europe, Japan and America through their warehouse in the North side of Pittsburgh.
Above all it is important to understand what it is that makes Get Hip vital to the modern music business. This company was created by musicians who quite simply adore music. The passion and tenacity with which they approach the music industry is vital to their endurance and success. They simply envision people everywhere getting a small taste of that raw rock ’n’ roll they love so much.