The Reading Room

Welcome to
The Reading Room.

Coffee's on us.

Who are we?

The Reading Room is an Independent Record Label founded by Brandon Dcruz in 2017. We promote alternative, rock, folk, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and anything in between. We work directly with the artists to create original pieces as a team; pieces that we can be proud of. The Reading Room is a home for stories, people, and music. Our sound is coming from the corner of a local coffee shop, over small tabletops and underpaid waitresses. It weaves between conversations about skyscrapers and makes people smile. We hope you enjoy our art as much as we do.

Want to get involved?

We're always looking for new talent. The Reading Room was designed for new artists who want to turn their guitar chord progressions or scattered poetry into something more.
Please send demos to Brandon at Include 2 or 3 original pieces (covers can wait). SoundCloud links work best. Also, tell us about yourself! The Reading Room is a close-knit family of individuals and weirdos, and we want to know all about who you are. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
If you're interested in joining our team as a visual artist, social outreach coordinator, or web developer, please email Brandon at with a few paragraphs about what you want to do, what you can do for us, and most importantly what you hope we can do for you. We are a small, Rochester-based organization led by a college student with a dream, any help would be greatly appreciated.