75 Ark

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75 Ark
Founded1998 (1998)
FounderErik Gilbert
Distributor(s)Tommy Boy Music
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationSan Francisco, California

75 Ark is a hip hop record label based in San Francisco, California. It was created in 1998 when Toni Isabella, Anne Cook, along with Erik Gilbert and Rachel Matthews of Asphodel Records, left to form and run 75 Ark. NicheMusic was the parent company of 75 Ark, founded by David S Schulhof. [1] In June 2000, 75 Ark became the first record label to sign a deal with Napster.[2]

In 2002, Erik Gilbert formed Coup d'État Entertainment.[3] However, this label never achieved the level of success as 75 Ark.


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  1. ^ CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. 2000-04-03.
  2. ^ "Napster signs first deal with a record label". Rockbites. June 16, 2000. Archived from the original on September 19, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. ^ CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. 2001-12-10.

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