Dave Hansen

General Manager – Epitaph USA

Dave Hansen has spent the past 30 years working in the independent music business. He is the General Manager of Epitaph and ANTI- since 1996. Dave oversees marketing, sales, distribution and daily operations for one of the leading independent labels in the world. Dave is currently on the Merlin board where he has been part of the management board since 2011.He is also proudly serving a second term as an A2IM board member. Prior to Epitaph, Dave was the managing partner of Insomnia records. Insomnia records was the mail order service and one of the first Online stores for over 100 independent labels in the early 1990’s distributing over 1 Million catalogs annually. In the 80’s, Dave was the General Manager and partner at Doctor Dream records. Most recently, Dave Hansen is the founding partner of Independent Record Pressing. A vinyl pressing plant located in New Jersey to make vinyl records exclusively for independent labels established in 2015.