By Melvis Acosta and Lindsey China

Goons NYC is a rising indie music brand of 19-year-old Nico Brunstein’s creation. It aims to pair indie artists and to allow collaboration on photography, digital design, album art, music videos, and merchandising. Through private parties, large-scale events, and summer indie music sessions in Washington Square Park to be broadcast live on the brand’s YouTube channel, Brunstein hopes to create a new and improved networking and performance community for the independent music industry. The support of The Clive Davis Institute has made Brunstein’s founding of Goons NYC possible and has helped him to develop the brand.