Welcome to Watt

I believe deeply that being a musician is an important and valid vocation. Watt is here to help make it easier to be one.

Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

This independent creative life has myriad simultaneous jobs, no days off, no assurance of security and requires extreme self-­discipline.

Colin Meloy

I think that artists’ voices are now, more than ever, being amplified and projected. More tools are available; middlemen left and right are being made irrelevant — and in many ways that’s a good thing. The real question is how can we reattribute VALUE to those voices.

The Career of Being Myself

I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom.

Valuing The Freedom To Make Art

At Watt, we can look at the music industry in a way that highlights a lot of things that don't fit into the editorial mission at most publications, but will help both the industry and the outside see the music business in a new and imperative light.

Kim Boekbinder

The corporate content hegemony is worse than ever and we're stuck squabbling over the pitiful amounts of money our streaming overlords let slip through their grasp, or clinging to ad agencies and music supervisors like life rafts.

Henry Rollins - The impact of music in our world

If that’s how you’re listening to music—you’re only ripping yourself off.

John Roderick

People want art and need art, they crave it and seek it.