What began in 2007 as a tiny, idealistic dream of showing the world our friends’ art and music has come to fruition in ways we didn’t know were possible, all because of the dedicated community of makers, artists, musicians, employees and customers.
Tender Loving Empire was all heart at the beginning. We never set out to make a bunch of money or to take over the world. In fact we even called the business Tender Loving Empire as a reminder to ourselves and friends of what this thing would always be all about: PEOPLE and ART. But ideals are nothing if they can’t be implemented in the real world. Over the years with lots of help and many mistakes, we’ve developed artist-friendly and sustainable business relationships, hired talented, passionate people and created tried and true (ever evolving) systems. These have helped actually achieve what we set out to do in the first place: to provide opportunity for artists to be seen and heard, thereby empowering the community we live in.