Rostrum Records

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Rostrum Records
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Founded 2003
Founder Benjy Grinberg
Status Active
Distributor(s) Fontana Distribution
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Official website www.RostrumRecords.com

Rostrum Records is an independent record label, founded in 2003 by Benjy Grinberg in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The label currently has six artists on its roster: Wiz Khalifa, Vali, TeamMate, Donora, Boaz, and Leon Thomas. Grinberg is president and Arthur Pitt is the vice president of the label. Rostrum has sold over 9 million singles and 900,000 albums through its deal with Atlantic Records and Wiz Khalifa. On January 14, 2014 Mac Miller and Rostrum Records parted ways, as his original deal with the label had ended.[1]

History[edit]

Mac Miller's first album, Blue Slide Park, was the first indie album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts since 1995. Wiz Khalifa had his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 single with "Black and Yellow" in February 2011. Also in 2011 the label released Rolling Papers and Mac & Devin Go to High School a collaborative album with Snoop Dogg. The label released ONIFC by Wiz Khalifa in December 2012. The label was named one of Vibe magazine's "Top 5 Labels to Watch in 2012" and XXL magazine's "Top Rising Indie Label in 2011".[2] Grinberg was named #23 on The Source magazine's annual Power 30 list in its September 2011 issue. In 2013, Rostrum Records signed Victorious' Leon Thomas III to the label.[3]

Roster[edit]

Act Studio
albums
Year
signed
Wiz Khalifa 4 2005
Donora 2 2008
Vali 2012
TeamMate
Boaz
Leon Thomas III 2013

Former artists[edit]

Releases[edit]

Studio albums
EPs

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2014/01/mac-miller-announces-hes-leaving-rostrum-records
  2. ^ http://www.vibe.com/photo-gallery/top-5-hip-hop-record-labels-watch-2012
  3. ^ http://www.mtvhive.com/2013/08/15/rostrum-records-wiz-khalifa/

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