|Distributor(s)||Cooking Vinyl (in the UK)
ADA (in the USA)
Sony Music (in the rest of Asia)
Victor (in Japan)
PolyEast (in the Philippines)
|Country of origin||United States|
3CG Records is an independent record label started by the pop/rock group Hanson in October 2003. "3CG" is the acronym for "3 Car Garage", a reference both to the album Hanson released as a compilation of songs they had previously released independently (see MMMBop), before they had chart success, and to the building the band then used as a recording studio.
After huge success with Mercury Records, Hanson were transferred to Island Def Jam after the merger of PolyGram and Universal in 1998. With misunderstandings arising over their second studio release, the band created their own label.
The band also released their fourth studio album, The Walk, through 3CG. In the UK, the record was released under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl on April 30, 2007, charting at #83. The Walk was released on July 24, 2007 in the United States and debuted at #4 on Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart and #56 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
On June 8, 2010, Hanson release their fifth studio album, Shout It Out in the United States, through 3CG Records. The album debuted at #30 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 through Billboard Digital Albums, and reached #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.
Hanson have said in interviews that, at some point, they would like to sign other artists to 3CG Records.