Nacional Records

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Nacional Records
Founded 2005
Official website Nacional Records Website, Nacional Records MySpace

Nacional Records is an Independent record label based in North Hollywood, California. It is home to such leading acts as global star Manu Chao, Grammy-nominated Mexican electronica group Nortec Collective, Colombian music icons Aterciopelados, Argentinean rock pioneers Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Tom Club and French-Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux among many other well known artists.

History[edit]

Nacional Records was founded by Tomas Cookman in 2005. Cookman is the president and owner of Cookman International,[1] a multi-faceted company that specializes in artist management, publishing, marketing, special events such as the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC),original content (La Hora Nacional TV show on MTV Tr3s and weekly radio show, LAMC Mixtape on SiriusXM) and the Latino Loop (a weekly industry newsletter emailed to over 100,000 tastemakers) among other endeavors.[2]

The label’s first album release was Aterciopelados’ lead singer Andrea Echeverri’s self-titled solo album on March 8, 2005. It went on to be nominated for both a Grammy and a Latin Grammy. Since then, Nacional has released more than 100 albums. Nacional won its first Latin Grammy’s in 2007 with Aterciopelados’ ‘Oye’ as Best Alternative Album and Manu Chao’s“Me Llaman Calle” as Best Alternative Song. Nacional has since earned more than 51 Latin Grammy and Grammy wins and nominations.

Nacional Records released the first-ever Starbucks compilation of modern Latin music, ‘Café Con Musica’, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World and Latin Pop charts.

Nacional Records music has appeared in many top movies, videogames, TV shows and commercials, including Breaking Bad, Jersey Shore, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, EA Sports’ FIFA,[3] Need For Speed, Jack & Jill, Fast Food Nation, Entourage, CSI Miami, Ugly Betty, Target, ESPN [4] and many many many more.

Since May 2013, Nacional Records and Search Party Music created together El Search Party, a new venture focusing on Latin music placement and licensing[5]

Hailed as a magnet for exciting new talent, Nacional Records is a shining example of the modern entertainment company.[6]

Artists and Releases (Past and Present)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson,Reed "Nacional Records shakes up the Latin music mix"http://www.latimes.com January 12, 2013
  2. ^ Whiteside,Jonny "Nacional's pasttime www.laweekly.com Jun 23 2009
  3. ^ admin "DJ raff Latino & proud featured in a highlight reel of actual FiFa game play + LA Vida Boheme wins best song in a video game for FiFa 12 http://nacionalrecords.com December 20th,2012
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/global/1561410/nacional-records-search-party-launch-placement-and-licensing
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/global/1561410/nacional-records-search-party-launch-placement-and-licensing
  6. ^ http://www.laweekly.com/2009-06-25/music/nacional-39-s-pasttime/

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