Dangerbird Records

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Dangerbird Records
Dangerbird logo.png
Founded 2004
Distributor(s) The Orchard
Genre Alternative rock
Indie rock
Country of origin United States
Location Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
Official website http://www.dangerbirdrecords.com

Dangerbird Records is an independent record label located in Los Angeles, California. Founded by musician Peter Walker and executive Jeff Castelaz in 2004, the label is home to artists around the globe, and part of the burgeoning Silver Lake music scene. The label has had international success from its small roster of artists including Silversun Pickups, Fitz and The Tantrums, and Minus the Bear.


The two founders represented different roles in the music industry. Castelaz had managed Feist, Phoenix, Citizen King, and others, while Walker was a singer-songwriter. The label's first release: Walker's solo album Landed.[1]

Their business approach includes a strong emphasis on artist development, and working with a network of partners to help the bands reach a wide market.[2]

In 2006, Dangerbird gained repute after releasing Carnavas, the debut full-length album by Silversun Pickups, to sales of over 450,000. The band's lead singer Brian Aubert has said of Dangerbird, "They believe in careers, and the long haul - something that majors used to believe in. They stuck with us when most people wouldn't have."[3]

On September 14, 2012, co-founder Peter Walker announced the promotion of Jenni Sperandeo to President and the departure of co-founder Jeff Castelaz. Sperandeo said in a statement, "After nearly 20 years in radio promotion, management and artist development, I am thrilled for the opportunity to step into this more comprehensive role at a rare, artist-driven enterprise." In October 2012, Castelaz was named President of Warner Music Group's Elektra Records.[4]

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