Cargo Music

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Cargo Music
Cargo Music logo.jpg
Parent company Cargo Records (Canada)
Founded 1989-present
Founder Eric Goodis
Randy Boyd
Phillip Hill
Genre Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Skate punk
Country of origin USA
Location San Diego, California

Cargo Music Inc. is a record label based in San Diego, California. It distributes records for other labels such as Cherry Red Records, Earth Music, FistPuppet Records, Grilled Cheese, Headhunter Records, Re-Constriction Records, RPM Records and Tackle Box. Notable artists that have been signed to Cargo Music include Blink-182, Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu and 7 Seconds.

The company was first established in 1989 as a division of the Canadian record company Cargo Records.[1] When its original founders sold the Canadian parent company to new owners in 1995, the American division was not part of the sale — instead, it became a separate company which continued to be owned and operated by founder Eric Goodis.[1] At the same time, his former business partner Phillip Hill took over ownership and operation of the former parent company's office in the United Kingdom to form Cargo Records (UK).[1] The American and British companies thus were not affected by the Canadian company's bankruptcy in 1997, and both remained in operation as of 2011.

The company also formerly maintained a distribution office in Chicago; this office was closed in 1998.[2]

Commercial success[edit]

Cargo Music has received three platinum records (United States, Canada and Australia), of Blink-182's second album Dude Ranch.


Current artists
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  1. ^ a b c "Cargo Files for Bankruptcy". Billboard, January 24, 1998.
  2. ^ "Distributor Cargo Closing". Billboard, December 12, 1998.