300 Entertainment

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300 Entertainment
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Founded 2012 (2012)
Founder
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, New York
Official website www.300ent.com

300 Entertainment is an American record label founded by Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz.[1] The label's roster includes acts across multiple genres such as hip-hop, rap, rock, pop, electronic, alternative, and country. Current artists include AGNEZ MO, Fetty Wap, Hopsin, Meg Myers, Cheat Codes, Young Thug, Highly Suspect, Tee Grizzley, Famous Dex, Shy Glizzy, Rejjie Snow, Conrad Sewell, Cobi, Meg Mac, Dae Dae, Coheed and Cambria, Tate Kobang, Paris, Mainland, Maggie Lindemann, The Hunna, Bailey Bryan, Demo Taped, Creek Boyz, OMB Peezy, Mike Stud, and Mir Fontane.[2] It is based in New York City.

Company history[edit]

Foundation[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. Cohen, Liles, and Moscowitz had also worked together at Def Jam, which Cohen had run in the 1980s and 1990s.[3]

It was announced on March 26, 2014 that singer Eric Bellinger had been signed to 300 Entertainment.[4] In April 2014, Atlantic Records A&R DJ Drama stated that Atlanta rapper Young Thug had been 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 Sewell had been passed on by most of the major labels. The day after signing with 300, the Australian singer received offers from virtually every label that had passed on him, for, in some cases, "well over $1 million."[8]

As of 2017, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" is the label's biggest single to date, going 9x platinum.[9] Its first pop hit was Cheat Codes' "No Promises" featuring Demi Lovato. Its first country artist to be signed is Bailey Bryan.[10]

Exit of Cohen[edit]

In September 2016, Lyor Cohen announced his exit from 300.[11] Following this announcement, Kevin Liles assumed the role of CEO.[12] Liles would make appearances to follow in The Wall Street Journal and on MSNBC to discuss his role and the label.[13]

Partnerships[edit]

Funding[edit]

The company is backed by a wide range of investors, including Google, investment firm Columbus Nova, Israeli-American hedge fund billionaire Noam Gottesman's TOMS Capital, former Warner Music digital chief Alex Zubillaga, and Kemado Records' co-founder Andres Santo Domingo. The investment agreements were pulled together by media investment banker Aryeh Bourkoff and Ori Winitze of LionTree.[14]

Atlantic Records[edit]

Signed a distribution deal Atlantic Records to distribute all of 300's content in November 2013.

+1 Records[edit]

In 2014, 300 announced that +1 Records had become an official partner label of the company.[15]

Young Stoner Life Records[edit]

In November 2016, Young Thug started Young Stoner Life Records as an imprint under 300 Entertainment.[16]

Unauthorized Entertainment[edit]

In February 2017, the label's Senior Vice President of A&R, Selim Bouab, launched the label Unauthorized Entertainment under 300.[17]

Murder Inc. Records[edit]

In June 2017, it was announced that 300 Entertainment had partnered with Murder Inc. Records.[18]

Undercover Prodigy[edit]

In September 2017, Hopsin did an interview with HardKnocktv stating that he had signed with 300. His single “The Purge” was released through 300 Entertainment and Undercover Prodigy.[19] On November 24, 2017, Hopsin Released his album No Shame and debuted at 42 on the Billboard 200. Both Kevin Liles and Hopsin has referred to the deal as a partnership for 300 and Undercover Prodigy.

Artists[edit]

Artist Year signed Albums with 300
Conrad Sewell 2014 All I Know (EP) (2016)
Shy Glizzy 2014 Law 3: Now or Never[20] (2014)

Young Jefe 2[21] (2016)

The World Is Yours[22] (2017)

Panama 2014 Always EP (2014) [23]
Jacquie Lee[24] 2014 Broken Ones EP (2014)
Young Thug 2014 Barter 6 (2015)

I'm Up (2016)

Slime Season 3 (2016)

Jeffery (2016)

Beautiful Thugger Girls (2017)

Migos 2014 Rich Nigga Timeline (2014)

Yung Rich Nation (2015)

CULTURE (2017)

Fetty Wap[25] 2014
Highly Suspect 2014 Mister Asylum (2015)

The Boy Who Died Wolf (2016)

Tate Kobang[26] 2015
T-Wayne[27] 2015
Mainland [28] 2015 Outcast EP[29] (2015)
DP[30] 2015
Coheed and Cambria 2015 The Color Before the Sun (2015)
Cobi [31] 2015
TK Kravitz[32] 2015
Coast Modern 2015 Coast Modern (2017)
Dae Dae[33] 2016
Blonder 2016
Maggie Lindemann 2016
The Hunna 2016 100[34] (2016)
Demo Taped[35] 2016
Lil Duke[36] 2016
Famous Dex[37] 2016 Dex Meets Dexter (2018)
Cheat Codes[38] 2016
Mir Fontane[39] 2016 Camden[40] (2017)
Tee Grizzley[41] 2017 My Moment[42] (2017)

Bloodas [43] (2017)

Bailey Bryan 2017 So Far (EP) (2017)[44]
OMB Peezy[45] 2017
Creek Boyz[46] 2017
Hopsin[47] 2017 No Shame (2017)
Sexton 2017 Flexton (EP) (2018)
AGNEZ MO [48] 2018
Meg Myers 2018 Take Me To The Disco (2018)
Paris 2018 One Night in Paris (EP) (2018)[49]

References[edit]

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