A 16-year-old Detroit teenager, Jarett Koral, founded an imprint called ‘Jett Plastic Recordings’ at the young age of 14 back in 2012. Jarett launched the label with a 7″ vinyl from a local Detroit band called ‘After Dark Amusement’. Since the label’s debut, Jarett has gone on to release vinyl for 12 other bands, all of whom are in the hardcore, punk, blues, and rock & roll genres.
“In mid-2012, I sort of got the idea. I started talking to Greg Beyer, a local musician who was putting out a full-length record at the time, and he was looking for another label to put out the 7″. I said, ‘Well, I could do it.’ And I did it without even telling anybody,” Koral said. “I sold records from my own collection to gain some money for pressing, since pressing is around $2,000,” he continued. “I’m not really making a ton of money with it, but it’s cool and I have something to show for it.”