Your MSR Crew

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Mighty Speck Records

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James Kasper, President & Founder.

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After producing the Vancouver Island Music Awards for a decade, James founded Mighty Speck Records in December 2012 with a vision to build a record label with a grander purpose – one with a mandate for community, charity work, artist development, and youth mentoring. James’ post-secondary education is in Linguistics and Broadcasting (radio & TV), and he specializes in artist development. In 2008, Monday Magazine named Kasper the “Hardest Working Person in Local Music.” He is also a singer songwriter, with several albums and tours to his credit, so he relates to the challenges of independent artists and makes it his mission to take artists to the next level in all facets of what they do. James is passionate about the ongoing ambitious building process of Mighty Speck Records and proud of the wonderful family of artists the label represents.

Taylor Caspersen, In-House Producer.

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Taylor Caspersen started producing his own music and YouTube videos in his bedroom at the age of 12, recording both guitars and vocals through his laptop’s built-in microphone. Little did he know that in under 10 years, he would have his own home studio, nor that he would be producing and recording with fellow musicians and artists. The first Mighty Speck project that was recorded at Caspersound Studios was “Alive (The Mighty Speck Anthem),” and from there, “the Mighty Speck Sound” was beginning to develop. Caspersen’s production methods are heavily rooted in the old school, while also encompassing many of the more modern aspects of recording in the 21st century. His interests in vintage and modern gear – accompanied by his extensive knowledge of multiple genres and over 15 instruments – helps to make production easy for everyone involved.


Caitlyn Norman, Event Assistant.

Caitlyn Norman is currently attending the Victoria Conservatory of Music, specializing in arranging and tech. In August 2015, she began as an intern at MSR, and she is now an Event Assistant for the label. Caitlyn also plays guitar, bass, and piano for the MSR women’s collective WHITE HOT JET, and keys in another band, GROTTO MALL. Her own solo song “Light Mint” (under the artist name Equivaux) is featured as a bonus track on the MSR roster album “Nature & Nations.”