50 Records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
50 Records
50recordslogo.jpg
Parent company 50 Entertainment
Founded 2006
Founder Drew Pearson
Dylan Ohm
Deb Ingstad
Distributor(s) RED Distribution
Genre Alternative rock
Rock
Pop
Indie rock
Country of origin United States
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Official website www.50records.com

50 Records was a Minneapolis-based record label that was co-founded in 2006 by Drew Pearson, Dylan Ohm, and CEO Deb Ward-Ingstad, who also owns several radio stations in the South.[1] Artists on their roster include White light riot and Elevation. Both bands have charted nationally on all three charts at specialty radio, and have received high rotation on college radio.

50 Records has an innovative business plan that looks extensively at the changing music industry and the evolution of social networking on the Internet.

Zude50records.png

50 Records partnered with Zude to host an event at the 2008 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.[2]

50 Records/50 Entertainment were a major contributor in organizing the 10,000 Lakes Festival in 2008, primarily in relation to the related Cosmic Break Tour.[3]

Releases for 2008 include a full-length album from Elevation, to be released in August by 50 Records/Sony RED.[4]

50 Records album releases have been in collaboration with such people as Grammy Award-winner Adam Ayan (The Rolling Stones, Nirvana), famed producer Mark Endert (Madonna, Maroon 5), Grammy winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig,[5] and Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra).[6]

Artists represented by 50 Records have received favorable reviews and featured stories from the New York Post,[7] National Public Radio[8] and almost every news and arts publication local to Minnesota.[9]

50 Records produced a charitable compilation album for Faith's Lodge[10] called Hope Rocks. Faith's Lodge has received national recognition through The Today Show[11] and local Minneapolis support from WCCO-TV.[12]

Hope Rocks track listing:
1. White Light Riot – "Midway Souvenirs"
2. Cloud Cult - "Transistor Radio"
3. Chris Koza – "Mosquitos"
4. Ari Herstand – "Itch Inside Your Ear"
5. Honeydogs – "Don’t Cut to the Chase"
6. This World Fair – "Plastic Soul"
7. Readygoes – "Hey Oh"
8. The Melismatics – "Automatic"
9. Rocket Club – "Heart Won’t Stop"
10. GB Leighton – "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
11. Alison Scott - "How do you Know"
12. Tim Mahoney – "War Was Won"
13. Mick Sterling – "The Skies of Avalon"
14. The Alarmists – "Thankful for the Chance"
15. Romantica – "Drink the Night Away"

Current roster[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twin Cities Business Magazine". Retrieved 06-01-2008. 
  2. ^ "SXSW Official Parties". Retrieved 2006-06-17. 
  3. ^ "10KLF 2008". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Lastfm Band Info". Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Bob Ludwig Album Credits". Retrieved on 06-17-2008. 
  6. ^ "PerformerMag". Retrieved on 06-17-2008. 
  7. ^ Shen, Maxine (2008-05-20). "New York Post article". Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  8. ^ "NPR.org article". Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  9. ^ "WLR Press". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  10. ^ "Faith's Lodge". 
  11. ^ "Vacations with a Heart". 
  12. ^ "Faith's Lodge: A Place To Grieve And Hope".