Meet The Team: Spin-Go!

Spin·Go! is a small independent company owned by two women, Veroniqué ‘Micro’ Franzetti and Valerie Lynch, and has been the home of independent music in Italy since 1997.

At the time of its inception, when indie labels depended solely on their distributors for representation in each territory , the Spin·Go! model was truly innovative: providing a local office with all its services to each label represented.

Based in Milano, Spin·Go! today continues to represent historical labels with which it began this adventure 18 years ago: Beggars Group, [PIAS] Group, Century Media, Epitaph, Domino, Warp, Mute and Naïve amongst others.

VALERIE LYNCH, Co-Owner

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you at Spin-Go?
The coolest – and yet in some ways – scariest thing must’ve been speeding across Milano in a bulletproof security ridden caravan of government cars escorting Carla Bruni Sarkozy from the private airport to the RAI television studios for a performance. The speed never went below 100 km/hr and we ran every single stoplight as the caravan had to stay compact, sirens and all.

What are your favorite projects that you’ve ever worked on & why?
All the acts we were fortunate to see grow from zero to thousands – first and foremost Lacuna Coil then Sigur Ros, White Stripes, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Editors and of course Adele. Personal favorite human being to work with was Joe Strummer, an honor and a pleasure …and he fixed my car door. The xx, Mogwai, Cat Power, M Ward and Johnny Marr are other favorites, amongst others. I bet Micro will answer Joan As Police Woman!

What does Spin-Go mean to you and why are you proud to work there?
Spin-Go is my third child and my second family. I’m proud we’ve managed to stick around this long and extremely proud and grateful to be a part of the independent family of labels we represent.

Micro Franzeti, Co-Owner

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you at Spin-Go?
Beside “drink related” stuff that can’t be told to anyone? Shaking Tom Waits’ hand. A simple gesture that stopped my perception of time and my ability to breathe for a second.

What are your favourite projects that you’ve ever worked on & why?
Too many projects to list them all. Artists I loved and I eventually happened to work with like Cat Power and Tom Waits and new artists that “made my year” like Muse, Devendra Banhart, The Kills, Lisa Hannigan, Editors, Alt-J, Franz Ferdinand. So Many I’m sure I’m forgetting some of my favourites!

One above all is Joan As Police Woman – To Survive. I was hungry for new music to go crazy for in that specific moment and here she came. To Survive is a masterpiece. One of the 10 albums I would take to the moon.

What does Spin-Go! mean to you and why are you proud to work there?
Spin-Go! means a lot. Almost 18 years now since we opened it and it’s like a second family. It’s way more than work. It’s a world on its own. And I really hope another 18 years are ahead of us. Fingers crossed!!

CAMILLA DI CHIARA – Promotion

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you at Spin-Go?
For sure that time I had an extraordinary dinner with a real legend, Joe Strummer and it was like we were friends since forever chatting, laughing and singing Jimmy Jazz together! And another one was the first promo day with Cat Power, we were in a radio studio rehearsing for an acoustic session and for just a moment it seemed she was playing just for me, so moving…

What are your favourite projects that you’ve ever worked on & why?
I’ve worked on many wonderful projects and artists and the best thing is to see them grow, evolve and succeed. Like Anna Calvi, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, The xx, Agnes Obel among others

What does Spin-Go mean to you and why are you proud to work there?
Spin-Go is the proof that the power of passion and ideas can still get things moving. We are all very passionate and we work always together comparing ideas, opinions, experiences. It’s really a team-play… and a big family!

MARCO AIMO – Label manager

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you at Spin-Go?
Well… I am involved in many undercover and black ops, but obviously these are top secret and we will write a book one day. For the moment i could just say: being the opening DJ for Die Antwoord in Milano was certainly the peak of my career.

What are your favourite projects that you’ve ever worked on & why?
Many many many records.. so little time, anyway the first in my mind are:

  • John Grant: The Voice
  • Jonathan Wilson: The Dude
  • Die Antwoord: 100% pure craziness
  • Eels : true Legend

What does Spin-Go mean to you and why are you proud to work there?
Real family, working hard, serious respect of artistry but always smiling (we are not saving the world…or maybe, yes?).

GIULIA DISTASO – Promotion

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you at Spin-Go?
Meeting Daniel Miller.

What are your favourite projects that you’ve ever worked on & why?
John Cale album “Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood” – my first project ever; Swans album “To be kind” – because they are one of my favorite bands; Goldfrapp album “Tales Of Us” – my first “big” project.

What does Spin-Go mean to you and why are you proud to work there?
Spin-Go means family and feminine to me and this is what makes me the most proud. To be part of a family with 2 women as teachers.