Sub Pop Records, The Sound of Seattle

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Sub Pop Records co-founder Jonathan Poneman

I took this portrait of Jonathan Poneman and Megan Jasper for Fortune Small Business last year during the Sub Pop Records 20th anniversary.  Jonathan is the co-founder of Sub Pop (Seattle, WA) and Megan is the VP.  Sub Pop is the original label of Nirvana.  A few other bands who are currently with, or used to be with the label include: Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, The Shins, Flight of the Conchords, The White Stripes and Fleet Foxes.  Thanks for the Fleet Foxes CD by the way!  Great album!

Megan has a pretty funny story about being interviewed by The New York Times back when grunge became popular.  She was asked to define “grunge” words or phrases, and she basically just made everything up.  And they printed it.  On the front page.  There is a video clip about the story (here).