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Brothers share success with UAlbany’s grads

Music label founders are guest speakers at 169th commencement

Confetti falls on graduates, including Mike Briggs, 21, of Cohoes, center, at the close of the University at Albany University-Wide Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at UAlbany's Entry Plaza on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Confetti falls on graduates, including Mike Briggs, 21, of Cohoes, center, at the close of the University at Albany University-Wide Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at UAlbany's Entry Plaza on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
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Monte and Avery Lipman’s dream of breaking into the music business started at the kitchen table of their apartment with $800 and an alternative rock band called the Bloodhound Gang. The brothers were struggling to find careers after graduating from the University at Albany before they decided to sell their baseball card collection and cash their savings to found their own independent music label. They initially got off to a good start by securing a ...

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