Slim Moon

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Slim Moon
Birth nameMatthew Moon
BornOctober 15, 1967
OriginMissoula, Montana, USA
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Minister, Musician
LabelsKill Rock Stars, 5 Rue Christine, Nonesuch Records, Rykodisc
Associated actsLush, Witchy Poo, Earth

Slim Moon (b. Matthew Moon on October 15, 1967) is the founder of the American independent music label, Kill Rock Stars.[1] He also started its sister label, 5 Rue Christine. Slim ran KRS from 1991 to 2006, during which time KRS released albums by dozens of artists including Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, Miranda July, Bikini Kill, Unwound, Huggy Bear, The Gossip, and Linda Perry. Slim and his wife, who now runs KRS, decided to make 5RC dormant, and in 2007 5RC released its final records for the present time.

In October 2006, Moon announced he would be departing from Kill Rock Stars to work as an A&R representative at Nonesuch Records, a Warner Music Group subsidiary. Portia Sabin took over ownership of Kill Rock Stars.[2]

In June 2007, Moon was laid off from his position at Nonesuch as part of corporate downsizing in Warner Music Group. A few days later, Moon was named senior director of A&R and artistic development at Rykodisc, also owned by WMG.

Moon left Rykodisc in July 2008 to engage in artist management full-time for Shotclock Management, a company he owns with his wife, Portia Sabin. He is also a co-founder and the Director Of Development for the Portland Folk Festival, which had its inaugural festival in 2010.

In 2014, Moon discussed his new role as a minister with First Unitarian Church in Portland—as well as his departure from the music world—with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s radio show, “State of Wonder.” On the topic of his life in the music world then to his life in the ministry now he states, “When I walked away from music. I made a really clean break. I stopped going to shows. Then I walked into the world of ministry, and have sort of made completely new friends, new relationships. Most of the people who knew me for twenty years don't know what I'm doing now, and most of the people I know now have no idea what I did before I got here.”[3]


  1. ^ "Slim Moon To Leave Kill Rock Stars For Nonesuch". Paste. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "About Kill Rock Stars". 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Slim Moon's Leap Of Faith". State of Wonder. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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