USPS is "the Last Lifeline" for Musicians

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We hear from indie labels Asian Man Records, Help Yourself Records, and the band, Deep Sea Diver about their reliance on the USPS and what changes to the service could mean for them.


 
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“The Postal Service is the last lifeline for us musicians," says Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver. On this episode, labels and musicians weigh in on changes to the USPS.

The Postmaster General has been testifying before Congress about changes at the Postal Service, including reducing overtime hours and the removal of mail sorting machines. The changes have led to accusations of slowing down mail delivery ahead of November’s presidential election. But slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service will also affect small businesses who rely on the service — including record labels and independent musicians. We hear from indie labels Asian Man Records, Help Yourself Records, and the band, Deep Sea Diver about their reliance on the USPS and what changes to the service could mean for them.

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