Spinning vinyl to gold

Chris Soileau and Cathy Sylvester reflect on 60 years of their father’s music company

The music industry has changed over the years as the old vinyl 45 records have given way to a digital format. For the last 60 years, one music company in Ville Platte has changed with the times and has continued to meet the demands of South Louisiana artists who walk through the doors of Flat Town Music Company.

“What people here don’t understand or are not aware of is that the whole time the majority of the people were going to Floyd’s Record Shop and shopping in a retail store, there was a sister company running in the background,” said general manager of Flat Town Music Company Chris Soileau. “People from the area never saw the back side of the business. The consumer side never saw all of the studio sessions, the planning, the production, the marketing, all the paperwork for royalties, contract negotiations, and licensing negotiations.”

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