Arbutus Records

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Arbutus Records
Arbutus Records.jpg
Founded 2009
Founder Sebastian Cowan
Distributor(s) F>A>B> Distribution
SC Distribution
Kompakt
Country of origin  Canada
Location Montreal
Official website www.arbutusrecords.com

Arbutus Records is a Montreal based record label, management company and arts community founded by Sebastian Cowan in 2009.[1]

Biography[edit]

The community itself began as a 4600 square foot Mile End loft space called Lab Synthèse,[2] and the label was created in order to promote and cultivate the bands associated with the space.[3] The label defines itself as a community of multimedia artists and musicians that subsists through a DIY ethic, friendship, and collaboration.[4] It has also been described as the vessel for an artistic movement where punk ethos and pop music collide.[5][6]

Arbutus is run primarily by Sebastian Cowan, Marilis Cardinal, and Taylor Smith.[7][8][9] It also has a digital subsidiary, "Movie Star", which largely features the side or solo projects of bands on the label.[10]

Artists[edit]

Arbutus Artists[edit]

Movie Star (subsidiary)[edit]

  • Andy Boay
  • Agor
  • Eola
  • Flow Child
  • Kool Music
  • Paula

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record producer and magazine publisher Sebastian Cowan wants to create community". Montreal Mirror. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Looking forward to the Arbutus Record Showcase? You should be!". Midnight Poutine. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Arbutus Records Shoe Exhibits Pop Sensibility". Runner Mag. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Arbutus Records: About". Arbutus Records. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Arbutus Records & Weird Canada @ Pop Montreal". Weird Canada. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  6. ^ "New Grimes LP Due in January". BLURT. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Kool Music Delivery". Silent Shout. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Looking forward to the Arbutus Record Showcase? You should be!". Midnight Poutine. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  9. ^ "Record producer and magazine publisher Sebastian Cowan wants to create community". Montreal Mirror. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  10. ^ "Arbutus Records launches subsidiary label Movie Star". Exclaim! Magazine. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

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