Artemis Records

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Artemis Records
Artemis Records logo.gif
Founded 1999
Founder Danny Goldberg
Distributor(s) E1 Entertainment
Genre Pop, alternative
Country of origin United States
Location New York
Official website www.artemisrecords.com[dead link]

Artemis Records was a New York-based independent record label, founded in July 1999 by Danny Goldberg with Daniel Glass as President,[1][2] and closed in April 2006.

The label, later acquired by E1 Entertainment, was home to a diverse group of artists including Spacehog, Lisa Loeb, Crossbreed, Steve Earle, Black Label Society, Sugarcult, Better Than Ezra, Boston, Dope, Little Barrie, Stephan Smith, Kittie (former label), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lollipop Lust Kill, Jaguar Wright, Ruff Ryders, John Hiatt, Khia, Kurupt, Dog Fashion Disco, The Pretenders, Peter Wolf, Alan Parsons, Murphy's Law, Jeffrey Gaines, Jill Sobule, Josh Joplin Group, and the late Warren Zevon.[3]

Artemis had a leading share of the U.S. independent label market from 2001 to 2003. It released the last three albums of Warren Zevon's career including the Grammy-winning The Wind,[3] five albums by Steve Earle including his Grammy winner The Revolution Starts Now,[4] as well as gold albums by Kittie, Kurupt and Khia. Artemis also released the triple-platinum album Who Let the Dogs Out by The Baha Men, as well as albums by The Pretenders, Rickie Lee Jones and Jimmie Vaughan.

As of 2006, Artemis Records was owned by Sheridan Square Entertainment LLC (SSE), an independent music company then based in New York. SSE's label group included Artemis Records, Artemis Classics, Vanguard Classics, Triloka Records, Tone-Cool Records, Ropeadope and Compendia (including Light Records).[5] As well as those listed above, its artists included The Rosewood Thieves. SSE also owned the distribution company Musicrama.

In 2006 Richard Branson sold the North America division of his V2 Records label to SSE[6] for $15 million. SSE then merged Artemis Records into V2 North America.

In 2009, the newly formed IndieBlu Music Holdings LLC acquired SSE's business, including V2 North America, in a UCC foreclosure auction. IndieBlu was acquired by Entertainment One in 2010.[5][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Artemis Records Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Update: Targeting Kids". PBS NewsHour. 2000-09-13. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Singer Warren Zevon Dies At 56". MTV. 2003-09-08. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Steve Earle: The Revolution Starts... Now". PopMatters. 2004-09-01. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  5. ^ a b Chris Walsh (29 April 2010). "E1 Acquires IndieBlu". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "V2 North America and Sheridan Square Entertainment Form New Company". PR Newswire. 23 November 2005. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Light Records". MyMusicWay.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Company Overview of IndieBlu Music Holdings LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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