Gotee Records

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Gotee Records
Gotee Records Logo.png
Founded 1994
Founder Toby "TobyMac" McKeehan, Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood
Distributor(s) EMI Christian Music Group 1994-2008
Warner Bros. Records 2008-
Genre Pop rock, contemporary Christian music, Christian rap, Christian rock
Country of origin United States
Official website www.gotee.com

Gotee Records (established 1994) is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan (professionally known as tobyMac), Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood.[1] The label began as a production company.

Formation of Gotee[edit]

McKeehan and Collins intended to produce Out Of Eden's Lovin' the Day, but they couldn't find a label to sign the act to, and so formed Gotee Records and began distributing the band's material on their own.[1] The label was a part of EMI Christian Music Group, however they bought back EMI's minority share to become fully independent again as of March 31 2008.[2] Toby McKeehan is currently the president of the company and as of 2009, the label is currently distributed by Warner Bros. Records.

McKeehan got the name "Gotee" from the song "Socially Acceptable" on dc Talk's album Free at Last. A member of the band GRITS was doing the background vocals, and he was saying, "Let it go, T, let it go." ("T" refers to Toby). McKeehan happened to be growing a goatee on his face at the time, and when Mark Heimermann pointed out the coincidence, he decided to name his new record company, "Gotee Records".

However, McKeehan does not publish his own albums under this title; instead he publishes his own records under the same label dc Talk was signed to, ForeFront Records. He owns the name the Gotee Bros.

Artists[edit]

Current artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]

RIAA gold certified artists and releases[edit]

Jennifer Knapp
Relient K
Sonicflood

Compilations[edit]

  • Gotee Records presents: Showcase
  • We Are Hip Hope
  • Freaked! A Tribute to dc Talk's Jesus Freak
  • Gotee Records Freshman Class 2000
  • Gotee Records: The Soundtrack
  • Ten Years Brand New
  • Gotee Night Out
  • Hip Hope Hits collection
  • Tis the Season to be Gotee
  • Tis the Season to be Gotee Too

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Price, Deborah Evans (1996-12-07). "Gotee grows into Christian boutique". Billboard Magazine 108 (49): 11–13. 
  2. ^ Gotee Records Now Fully Independent Company http://www.freegotee.com/news.php

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