From the title of the blog and its content in the introductory post, you'll guess that Mulligores will be straight forward in their opinions and will never be bogged down by obligations. But, before you go through their opinions on happenings across the globe in forthcoming posts of this blog, you better hear about their background, in their own words:
Mulligore Production: How it Started by Jonathan Couture aka Hellcutter
I started playing guitar in 1990, when I was 10 years old. I had a lot of band afterward, and I have been able to play drum, bass and some other instruments over the years. But I never had the chance to publish any of my music.
In 2007, I decided to start my own one man band, since I had the efficiency to play and compose all the part by myself. At that time my band name was Fecal Bacteria, and it is the same even now.
My creation of music then was for fun and I just wanted to show what I am capable of. I owned a page (with a couples of my songs on it) entitled 'My Space' which was open to the addition of some other bands with music genre of my choice.
Around mid 2007, an individual contacted me on 'My Space', asking me if I would be interested to release a split CD (a music CD with two or more bands on it) with him, under his independent label, at no cost.
I accepted right away and sent him my songs, logo and stuff to put on the CD. Around a month later I received the CD, everything was home made, both side of the CD booklet was printed with an inkjet printer on some cheap paper then glued together to look thicker and the CD was an inked printed sticker manually placed on a regular CD-R that anybody could purchase in a computer store.
I looked at the entire packaging and said to myself, "This is so cool, I can do all this by myself".
Thereafter I decided to start my own label, to publish my own music. I bought a lazer printer, some photo paper and a CD printing sticker kit from the store. Then it came to choose a name. At that time I was selling some trading card game under the business name 'Mulligame', which I still own. I kept thinking that I can keep the 'Mulli' part of that name and add the word 'gore' to represent the music genre I wanted to release under the label.
Mulligore! That's it and since every label that I owned was having that word Recorded in it, I decided to float the label entitled 'Mulligore Records'.
I contacted some other bands within 'My Space' friend list, including the person who released the split CD. I released a couples of CDs and that was really fun!
I wanted to expand a little more even if I was not making any money. I decided to make 'Mulligore Records' a real business and be able to get some money to help other bands releasing their CDs, but there was an issue when I tried to register the business name Mulligore Records. I received a letter saying that I need to change name, because where I live in Quebec, the population in this province speak around 80 percent French and there is a law protecting the French language. So anybody who want to start a business in Quebec need to have a French name or a fictional word that doesn't mean anything.
'Mulligore' for sure was not the issue, since it does not mean anything even in English "maybe some day". As such I only had to change the word 'Records'. I had to choose something that was telling what the business is, in both French and English, since most of my 'My Space' friends were international English speakers.
There is rarely any word in French that mean, written and pronounced the same way as in English, other than the word 'Production'. That exactly was the word I needed, relating it to the action of making or manufacturing components using raw materials, or to the process of products being so manufactured.
The question of belling the cat got resolved! Mulligore Production was born!!!