Ian M. Anderson
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2008)|
|Born||January 6, 1985|
|Origin||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Years active||2003 – present|
|Associated acts||One for the Team
Ian Anderson is an American entrepreneur who founded The Afternoon Company. He started his own recording label, Afternoon Records, after graduating high school that evolved into The Afternoon Company, which is composed of Afternoon Records, Afternoon Printing, The Math Team Agency, Mead Hall Games & Comics, The Meadery, Swim Agency, Beta Beta Duh Media, and MFR Presents. He's known in the national independent music scene for signing promising young musicians, such as Pomegranates, Yellow Ostrich (Barsuk), Haley Bonar, Sissy Wish (Sony BMG), Now, Now (Trans Records), Night Moves (Domino), We Shot The Moon, Mouthful of Bees, Poison Control Center, We All Have Hooks For Hands and Bad Bad Hats.
Anderson was the founding member of notable Minneapolis angular indie band Aneuretical in his teens and later One for the Team who released four albums on Afternoon Records, Warner Music and Militia Group. Anderson is behind the popular music blog MFR and wrote a book, "Here Come The Regulars," which was published by Farrar-Strauss on October 20, 2009 and has been adopted in the United States as canon in Music Business secondary education. Anderson has a new band called Dream Brother that has appeared in several movies and television shows.
In 2012, Anderson opened Mead Hall Games & Comics in downtown Minneapolis. He went on to found The Meadery, a Magic: the Gathering social network, in the fall of 2013.
- "On the Run with Ian Anderson" by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio, November 12, 2006
- "Ian Anderson's a Team Player" by Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, September 21, 2006
- "Kid Rock" by Chuck Terhark, City Pages, October 22, 2003
-  "One for the Team Play Spin's Office!", [Spin Magazine], Spin Magazine, October 28, 2008
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