A Cappella Records

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A Cappella Records
A Cappella Records Logo.png
Founded May 19, 2009
Founder Chris Crawford, Ross Morey, Jesse Avshalomov, Ryland Hale, Sebastian Wolff
Genre A cappella
Country of origin US
Location San Francisco
Official website www.acappellarecords.com

A Cappella Records is an American record label specializing in a cappella music. In 2010, the label participated in the UCSC's business model competition, winning first place and a $12,000 cash prize.[1]

History[edit]

A Cappella Records launched as an exclusively-digital record label on May 19, 2009. At that time, the organization participated in UCSC's first annual business model competition, but they were removed from the competition in the semi-finals round.[2] Following their elimination from the 2009 USCS competition, they continued growing the label from an initial six albums to 25 artists, 500 tracks, and 30 albums in their first year.[3] In 2010, the label returned to the business model competition and won first place, along with a $12,000 cash prize.[1] That same year, the label represented four of the 10 groups competing on NBC's The Sing-Off.[4]

Joypad Records launch[edit]

On April 3, 2012, A Cappella Records launched its first sub-label, entitled Joypad Records.[5] Dedicated to video game music covers, Joypad Records saw its debut single, a cover of the "Skyrim Main Theme" by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens, chart worldwide, reaching #1 in the Netherlands and Sweden.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, Alia (2010-05-22). "UCSC students given head-start in business world". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ "A Cappella Records wins top spot, $12,000 at UCSC Business Plan competition". News.ucsc.edu. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ "A Calling in A Cappella". Gtweekly.com. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  4. ^ "the gleeks". Gtweekly.com. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Here Comes a New Challenger!". Joypad Records. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Skyrim Main Theme by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens". Music-Chart.info. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 

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