Downtown Records

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Downtown Records
Downtown Records Logo.jpg
Founded2006 (2006)
Founder
  • Josh Deutsch
  • Terence Lam
Distributor(s)Geffen Records (USA)
Polydor Records (UK)
Genre
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City
Official websitedowntownrecords.com

Downtown Records is an American record label based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles. Owned and operated by Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, the label is distributed by Geffen Records (formerly Interscope Records and The Orchard) in the US and in the UK distributed by Polydor Records.

The roster includes artists such as Nick Murphy, Brett Dennen, Electric Guest, Tei Shi, Goldroom and Tommy Genesis.

History[edit]

The label was co-founded by Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam in 2006 and grew to become Downtown Music with publishing, licensing, music services and Songtrust. In 2013 Downtown Records was purchased outright by its original co-founders[1] and now operates fully independent. The label's music was distributed by Sony Music's RED Distribution and Cooperative Music.[2] It is now distributed by Interscope Records/Universal Music Group (now Geffen Records).[3]

In addition to the sister label, Mercer Street Records, Downtown has label partnerships with Dim Mak Records, Fool's Gold Records and Mad Decent.[4]

Downtown Records also operates Downtown Events[5] – a festival and concert promotion company that produces The Downtown Music Festival.[6][7]

Roster[edit]

Past roster[edit]

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Mercer Street Records:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Downtown Music's Josh Deutsch Talks 'Harlem Shake' Success, Future Business Plans at SXSW". Billboard. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  2. ^ "Loud & Proud". RED Music. Archived from the original on 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  3. ^ "UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS FORGE MULTITIERED PACT WITH DOWNTOWN RECORDS AS ICONIC LABEL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY". www.universalmusic.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Downtown Links with Fontana, Interscope", Harding, Cortney, Billboard, September 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Evan Minsker (2013-03-28). "Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Purity Ring, DIIV, Schoolboy Q to Play Downtown Music Festival". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  7. ^ "Downtown Festival on the Lower East Side". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  8. ^ Grizzle, Shereita (25 October 2017). "Devin puts pause on dancehall - Deejay targets international market". The Star. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Downtown Records Launches Immortal Music Publishing". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-23.

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