Cantaloupe Music is the record label created in 2001 by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can Festival: composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Cantaloupe Music has made a massive impact in the new music community, and been recognised by critics and fans around the globe for its adventurous sounds. Its goal is to provide a home for "music that slips between the cracks."
In its six-year history, Cantaloupe has repeatedly received ‘Top 10 of the Year’ accolades from publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), The Wire, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Mojo, Gramophone and more. Its releases have also been featured on CNN, PitchforkMedia, NPR, PaperThinWalls, BBC, and other major tv/radio/online outlets. Through Cantaloupe Music, Bang on a Can continues its mission to spread the gospel of risk-taking new music. Bang on a Can -- dedicated to the work of composers across the entire aesthetic spectrum -- has created a home for musical inventors, misfits, and pioneers.