Glassnote Records

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Glassnote Records
Founded 2007
Founder Daniel Glass
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre Various
Country of origin United States, United Kingdom
Location New York, NY (U.S.)
London, England (U.K.)
Official website glassnotemusic.com

Glassnote Records (also known as the Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC) is a record label that was launched by American music executive, Daniel Glass, in 2007. The label primarily has a lineup of indie rock and alternative rock artists.[1] The label's music is distributed by Universal Music Group.

History[edit]

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix[edit]

In 2009, the label released French indie rock band Phoenix's fourth album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010.[2]

Mumford & Sons[edit]

In February 2011, Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More became the label's highest charting album, peaking at #2. That same month, Mumford & Sons' single "The Cave" became the label's first Top 40 chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #27. The September 2012 release of the band's second album, Babel, gave the label its first ever #1 album on the Billboard 200 and the label's first album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Recent developments[edit]

In 2011, the label released its first hip hop album, Camp by Childish Gambino, the music project of actor and comedian Donald Glover.[3] On December 10, 2013, the label released his second studio album Because the Internet. On February 13, 2014, it was revealed that Glassnote had signed a global distribution agreement with Universal Music Group.[4]

Awards[edit]

In the April 28, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone, Glassnote was named Best Indie Label.[5]

Current roster[edit]

Former artists[edit]

Releases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winter Music Conference (2011). "WMC 2011 SCHEDULE PANELIST". Winter Music Conference. Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Liz Colville (31 January 2010). "Phoenix Wins Grammy for Best Alternative Album". Spinner. AOL Inc. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Arjun (23 August 2011). "Childish Gambino Signs to Glassnote Records". sunsetintherearview.com. sunsetintherearview.com. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/business/media/universal-music-signs-deal-with-label-behind-mumford-sons.html?_r=0
  5. ^ Glassnotemusic.blogspot.com, "Glassnote", April 28, 2011.
  6. ^ http://glassnotemusic.com/tagged/holychild.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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