BYO Records

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BYO Records
BYO Records logo.jpg
Founded1982 (1982)
FounderShawn Stern, Mark Stern
GenrePunk rock, hardcore punk
Country of originU.S.
LocationLos Angeles, California

BYO Records is a Los Angeles, California based independent punk rock record label created by Shawn and Mark Stern, two of the three brothers of the California punk rock band Youth Brigade (the third being Adam Stern who plays bass but does not run BYO).[1]

BYO stands for "Better Youth Organization" and aims to promote punk and other alternative youth cultures in a positive light. BYO has released records by 7 Seconds, Agression, and SNFU in the 1980s and Leatherface, Kosher, The Unseen, Throw Rag, Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Automatic 7 and The Briefs. It also started the BYO Split Series of full-length records shared by bands from other labels, such as Leatherface/Hot Water Music, Swingin' Utters/Youth Brigade, NOFX/Rancid, The Bouncing Souls/Anti-Flag and Alkaline Trio/One Man Army.

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  1. ^ Brian Broccoli (February 2002). "Before Indie Distributors, Before the Internet, Before Green Day BYO Records Celebrates 20 Years as a Punk Rock Label". Ink 19. Retrieved December 7, 2008.