300 Entertainment

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300 Entertainment
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Parent company Atlantic Records Group
Founded 2012 (2012)
Founder
Distributor(s)
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.
Location New York City
Official website www.300ent.com

300 Entertainment is a record label founded by Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz. The label is distributed by Atlantic Records.[1] The label currently includes Raz Simone, Tee Grizzley, Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Shy Glizzy, Rejjie Snow, Alex Winston, Migos, Conrad Sewell, Highly Suspect, Cobi, Meg Mac, Dae Dae, Coheed and Cambria, ASTR, Tate Kobang, Mainland, Maggie Lindemann, Famous Dex, Cheat Codes, The Hunna, Bailey Bryan, Demo Taped, Creek Boyz, and OMB Peezy.[2][3]

Company history[edit]

Membership[edit]

Cohen resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of Warner Music Group’s recorded music operation to start 300 with Todd Moscowitz, ex-Warner Bros president, Kevin Liles, ex-EVP Warner Music, and Roger Gold, former SVP of the office of the chairman and CEO at Warner Music.[citation needed] Cohen, Liles, and Moscowitz had also worked together at Def Jam, which Cohen ran in the '80s and '90s.[citation needed]

It was announced on March 26, 2014, that singer Eric Bellinger signed to 300 Entertainment.[4] In April 2014, Atlantic Records A&R DJ Drama stated that Atlanta rapper Young Thug was signed to 300 Entertainment,[5][6] In June 2014, it was revealed that Atlanta hip hop group Migos were also signed to the label.[7] In early 2014, Lyor Cohen quietly signed Conrad Sewell after he knew that Sewell was passed on by most of the major labels. The day after signing with 300, the Australian singer received offers from virtually every label that passed on him for in some cases "Well over $1 million."[8]

Partnerships[edit]

Funding[edit]

The company is getting backing from a wide range of investors; Google (which has put in around $5 million),[citation needed] investment firm Columbus Nova, Israeli-American hedge fund billionaire Noam Gottesman’s Toms Capital, former Warner Music digital chief Alex Zubillaga, Kemado Records' co-founder Andres Santo Domingo and several other investors.[citation needed] The investment agreements were pulled together by media investment banker Aryeh Bourkoff and Ori Winitze] of LionTree.[1]

+1 Records[edit]

In 2014, 300 announced +1 Records had become an official partner label of the company.[9]

Twitter[edit]

In February 2014, 300 signed a deal to partner with Twitter that will allow 300 full access to the company’s data—including information unavailable to the public, such as tags that reveal the location from which a tweet was sent, in order to discover artists at an early stage and help develop them.[10]

Birth of a New Nation tour[edit]

In November 2016, 300 premiered the Birth of a New Nation tour which featured artists Dae Dae, Shy Glizzy, and PNB Rock.[11]

YSL Records[edit]

In November 2016, Young Thug started YSL Records as an imprint under 300 Entertainment.[12]

Murder Inc. Records[edit]

In June 2017, it was announced that 300 Entertainment had partnered with Murder Inc. Records.[13]

Artists[edit]

Artist Year signed Albums with 300
Alex Winston 2014 The Day I Died EP[14] (2015)
Conrad Sewell 2014 All I Know (EP) (2016)
Shy Glizzy 2014 Law 3: Now or Never[15] (2014)

Young Jefe 2[16] (2016)

The World Is Yours[17] (2017)

Panama 2014 Always EP (2014) [18]
Jacquie Lee[19] 2014 Broken Ones EP (2014)
Raz Simone[20] 2014 Cognitive Dissonance EP[21] (2014)

Cognitive Dissonance, Pt. 2[22] (2015)

Trap Spirituals[23] (2016)

Eric Bellinger 2014 Cuffing Season[24] (2015)

Cuffing Season, Pt. 2[25] (2015)

Eventually[26] (2016)

Eric B for President: Term 1[27] (2016)

ASTR[28] 2014 Varsity EP[29] (2014)

Homecoming EP[30] (2015)

Young Thug 2014 Barter 6 (2015)

I'm Up (2016)

Slime Season 3 (2016)

Jeffery (2016)

Migos 2014 Rich Nigga Timeline (2014)

Yung Rich Nation (2015)

CULTURE (2017)

Fetty Wap[31] 2014 Fetty Wap (2015)
Highly Suspect 2014 Mister Asylum[32] (2015)

The Boy Who Died Wolf[33] (2016)

Tate Kobang[34] 2015
T-Wayne[35] 2015
Mainland [36] 2015 Outcast EP[37] (2015)
DP[38] 2015
Coheed and Cambria 2015 The Color Before the Sun (2015)
Cobi [39] 2015
TK Kravitz[40] 2015
Coast Modern 2015
Dae Dae[41] 2016
Blonder 2016
Maggie Lindemann 2016
The Hunna 2016 100[42] (2016)
Demo Taped[43] 2016
Lil Duke[44] 2016
Famous Dex[45] 2016
Cheat Codes[46] 2016
Mir Fontane[47] 2016
Tee Grizzley[48] 2017 My Moment[49] (2017)
Bailey Bryan 2017 So Far (EP) (2017)[50]
OMB Peezy[2] 2017
Creek Boyz[51] 2017

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "OMB Peezy Signs To 300 Entertainment – Fashionably-Early". Fashionably-Early. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "300 Entertainment Artists". 300ent.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Gail (24 March 2014). "Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment Signs Eric Bellinger (Exclusive)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "DJ Drama Confirms That Young Thug Is Signed to Lyor Cohen's "300" Label". Complex. April 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  6. ^ C.M., Emmanuel (17 June 2014). "300 Entertainment Partners with Migos And Quality Control Music". XXL. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Harling, Danielle (18 June 2014). "Young Thug, Migos Sign With Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles & Todd Moscowitz's 300 Label". HipHopDX. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lyor Cohen at Stanford University: Music, Technology and Finding The Next Big Artist". IDA Stanford. Retrieved 18 May 2016 – via YouTube. 
  9. ^ Stutz, Colin. "Exclusive: +1 Records Becomes Official Label Partner of Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment". Billboard. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Sisario, Ben (February 2, 2014). "Venture Will Mine Twitter for Music’s Next Big Thing". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Niesel, Jeff. "Hip-Hop-Themed Birth of a New Nation Tour to Kick Off at the Agora". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Young Thug Launches YSL Records - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Platon, Adelle. "How Irv Gotti Brought Murder Inc. to 300 Entertainment". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-day-i-died-single/id1008921296
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/law-3-now-or-never/id943578209
  16. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-jefe-2/id1132716768
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-world-is-yours/id1188026733
  18. ^ Frometa, R. J. "Panama Releases Always EP In The U.S. Via 300 (@300) Entertainment & Shares New Track, “Strange Feeling”". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
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  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cognitive-dissonance-ep/id898478683
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cognitive-dissonance-pt.-2/id1047297859
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trap-spirituals/id1088517618
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season/id1018590532
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  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eric-b-for-president-term-1/id1145029175
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  29. ^ "ASTR at SXSW". SXSW Schedule 2016. SXSW. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  30. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/homecoming-ep/id1054555201
  31. ^ Leonard, Devin (October 27, 2015). "The Guy Who Signed Slick Rick and Jay Z Is Still Killing It". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  32. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mister-asylum/id975018114
  33. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-boy-who-died-wolf/id1149445034
  34. ^ Shipley, Al (17 August 2015). "Meet Tate Kobang, The East Baltimore Guy Who Flipped A Hometown Classic Into A Label Deal". The Fader. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  35. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nasty-freestyle-single/id991380865
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  37. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/outcast-ep/id1060704497
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  39. ^ Mahot, Laura (3 May 2016). "Exclusive Track Premiere: 'Don't You Cry For Me,' Cobi". Interview. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
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  41. ^ "Dae Dae - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
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  43. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stay-feat.-amber-mark-single/id1181398289
  44. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/11/young-thug-ysl-records/
  45. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drip-from-my-walk-remix-feat./id1182642581
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  47. ^ "Record Label 300 Entertainment Signs New Jersey Rapper Mir Fontane". Boi-1da. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  48. ^ "Tee Grizzley Signs to 300 Entertainment". XXL. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  49. ^ Ivey, Justin. "Tee Grizzley Reveals Release Date for Debut Mixtape ‘My Moment’ - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  50. ^ Dauphin, Chuck. "Bailey Bryan Premieres Breakup-Inspired 'Hard Drive Home,' Talks Mentor Hillary Scott". Billboard. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
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