Grönland Records

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Grönland
Groenland records.jpg
Founded 1999 (1999)
Founder Herbert Grönemeyer
Country of origin England
Location Berlin, Germany (since 2009)
Official website www.groenland.com

Grönland Records is an independent record label originally founded in London, England, which relocated to Berlin, Germany in 2009. "Grönland" (German for Greenland) refers both to the country and the label's founder, Herbert Grönemeyer.

Origin[edit]

The label was founded by German actor and singer Herbert Grönemeyer in connection with an eight-CD box set called Pop 2000. The CD box set[1] and its companion TV series[2] were designed to document music culture in Germany over the course of the 20th century and featured artists such as Neu!, Faust, Kraftwerk, The Notwist and Mouse on Mars.[3]

Philosophy[edit]

Grönland’s philosophy is that business decisions should be influenced not by marketing strategies, but by the musician and his craft. Without sacrificing attention to the economic aspects of the label’s survival, Grönland, with its small staff and optimal structure, is committed to providing an environment where art and music are free to grow, and to giving full support and attention to its musicians on a level rarely seen in larger record companies. Consequently, Grönland only signs a maximum of six to eight bands and projects per year.[3]

Artists on Grönland's roster[edit]

The list below consists of artists listed on the "Artists"[4] and "Alumni"[5] sections of Grönland's web site.

Current roster[edit]

Former roster (selection)[edit]

  • AK4711
  • Bombay1
  • Dextro
  • Freeland (released on continental Europe in collaboration with Marine Parade)
  • Half Cousin
  • Kira
  • Lockdown Project
  • Machine
  • Pet
  • Petra Jean Phillipson
  • Psapp (Grönland continues to market their album Tiger My Friend despite the band now being on Domino Records)
  • Sondre Lerche
  • The Earlies (released in continental Europe in collaboration with 679 Recordings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pop 2000 box set at Discogs
  2. ^ Pop 2000 at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b http://www.groenland.com/2006/about.asp The "about" section of Grönland's web site, retrieved on October 2, 2007.
  4. ^ http://groenland.com/en/artists/ Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  5. ^ http://groenland.com/en/artists_alumni/ Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  6. ^ http://groenland.com/en/artist/listentoboy/ Boy feature at official label website
  7. ^ http://groenland.com/en/artist/harmonia-eno76-2/ Harmonia & Eno '76
  8. ^ independent.co.uk Album: NEU!, Box Set Review
  9. ^ deschutesbrewery.com Bravely Done: Album Review: Neu! Box Set (Groenland)

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