A Letter From The President:
Pop Detective Records was launched in April of 2007 with the primary objective being the release of the debut album by The Deadbeat Poets. The name Pop Detective Records was born from a moniker that I used, The Pop Detective, when I wrote a series of “Where Are They Now” type articles for a power pop publication called “Audities”, many years ago. One of the bands that I located and interviewed was legendary Youngstown, Ohio artists Blue Ash. Long story short…Frank Secich of Blue Ash became a founding member of….The Deadbeat Poets. And so, Pop Detective Records was initially born to work with Frank Secich and the rest of The Deadbeat Poets (Terry Hartman, Pete Drivere, and John Koury).
I had been a guitarist and vocalist for many years in the Allentown, PA area playing in some popular outfits like the rockabilly band The Agency…as well as other local faves The Few and Vinyl Diner. So, music has been an integral part of my life for a very long time.
I hope you enjoy all of the music I have been so fortunate to be able to release on this label. It is truly a labor of love for fantastic music and exceptionally talented artists that I have been so blessed to know and work with. All releases are available through this website, as well as t-shirts, pins and other swag! You can also find the music via many other outlets like CDBaby, iTunes, and Kool Kat.
I thank you so much for supporting Pop Detective Records and the artists involved. Please feel free to drop me a line via the contact page!
All the best,
Mark W. Hershberger / President / Pop Detective Records