A Cappella Records

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A Cappella Records
A Cappella Records Logo.png
FoundedMay 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
FounderChris Crawford, Ross Morey, Jesse Avshalomov, Ryland Hale, Sebastian Wolff
GenreA cappella
Country of originUS
LocationSan Francisco
Official websitewww.acappellarecords.com

A Cappella Records is an American record label specializing in a cappella music. In 2010, the label participated in the UCSC's business model competition, winning first place and a $12,000 cash prize.[1]


A Cappella Records launched as an exclusively-digital record label on May 19, 2009. At that time, the organization participated in UCSC's first annual business model competition, but they were removed from the competition in the semi-finals round.[2] Following their elimination from the 2009 USCS competition, they continued growing the label from an initial six albums to 25 artists, 500 tracks, and 30 albums in their first year.[3] In 2010, the label returned to the business model competition and won first place, along with a $12,000 cash prize.[1] That same year, the label represented four of the 10 groups competing on NBC's The Sing-Off.[4]

Joypad Records launch[edit]

On April 3, 2012, A Cappella Records launched its first sub-label, entitled Joypad Records.[5] Dedicated to video game music covers, Joypad Records saw its debut single, a cover of the "Skyrim Main Theme" by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens, chart worldwide, reaching #1 in the Netherlands and Sweden.[6]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Alia (May 22, 2010). "UCSC students given head-start in business world". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Archived from the original on January 17, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "A Cappella Records wins top spot, $12,000 at UCSC Business Plan competition". News.ucsc.edu. May 25, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "A Calling in A Cappella". Gtweekly.com. May 27, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "the gleeks". Gtweekly.com. May 11, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Here Comes a New Challenger!". Joypad Records. April 25, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Skyrim Main Theme by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens". Music-Chart.info. April 6, 2012. Archived from the original on February 18, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2012.

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