popantipop is the house that Michael Patterson (Beck, BRMC, She Wants Revenge, Ladytron, Notorious B.I.G ) and Nicolas Jodoin (The Morlocks, Soul Kid #1, John Oszajca) are building. It is an independent label, management company, and recording studio working tandem under one sturdy roof. “I think of popantipop as a living room where all of my friends can come over and get advice. If we can help them get their music out to the world then that is a plus for everyone,” Patterson explains. The name popantipop perfectly described his and Nic's musical tastes and the extremes reflected in the types of artists they have chosen to work with throughout their career.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline


Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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