50 Records

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50 Records
Parent company50 Entertainment
Founded2005 (2005)
FounderDrew Pearson
Dylan Ohm
Deb Ingstad
Distributor(s)RED Distribution
GenreAlternative rock, rock, pop
Country of originU.S.
LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota

50 Records was a Minneapolis-based record label that was co-founded in 2006 by Drew Pearson, Dylan Ohm, and CEO Deb Ward-Ingstad, who also owns several radio stations in the South.[1] Artists on their roster include White Light Riot and Elevation. Both bands charted nationally on all three charts at specialty radio and received high rotation on college radio.


50 Records partnered with Zude to host an event at the 2008 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.[2]

50 Records/50 Entertainment were a major contributor in organizing the 10,000 Lakes Festival in 2008, primarily in relation to the related Cosmic Break Tour.[3]

Releases for 2008 include a full-length album from Elevation, released in August by 50 Records/Sony RED.

50 Records album releases have been in collaboration with such people as engineer Adam Ayan (The Rolling Stones, Nirvana), producer Mark Endert (Madonna, Maroon 5), engineer Bob Ludwig,[4] and Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra).[5]

Artists represented by 50 Records have received favorable reviews and featured stories from the New York Post,[6] National Public Radio[7] and almost every news and arts publication local to Minnesota.[8]

50 Records produced a charitable compilation album for Faith's Lodge[9] called Hope Rocks. Faith's Lodge has received national recognition through The Today Show[10] and local Minneapolis support from WCCO-TV.[11]

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  1. ^ "Twin Cities Business Magazine". Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "SXSW Official Parties". Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2006-06-17.
  3. ^ "10KLF 2008". Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  4. ^ "Bob Ludwig Album Credits". Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  5. ^ "PerformerMag". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  6. ^ Shen, Maxine (2008-05-20). "New York Post article". Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  7. ^ "NPR.org article". Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  8. ^ "WLR Press". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  9. ^ "Faith's Lodge".
  10. ^ "Vacations with a Heart". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30.
  11. ^ "Faith's Lodge: A Place To Grieve And Hope". Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-10-03.