Ancient-Future.Com Records is built on the principle that artists should be in control of their artistic destinies and should own their own work. Ancient-Future.Com is structured to give the artists greater advertising buying power and distribution than they would have on their own, and to give the artists the proceeds from their work. Because the recordings are artist owned, each record on Ancient-Future.Com is as the artist wishes it to be.
Ancient-Future.Com Records director Matthew Montfort has over 30 years of experience in all sides of the music business. He received widespread media coverage in 2001 for his role as a class representative for independent musicians in the Napster court case. Although he filed a lawsuit against Napster, his proposed solution to the problem,“Open Market Digital Distribution,”was presented to Congress by then Napster CEO, Hank Barry.