Downtown Records

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Downtown Records
Downtown Records Logo.jpg
Founded 2006
  • Josh Deutsch
  • Terence Lam
Country of origin U.S.
Official website

Downtown Records is an American independent record label based in New York, New York with offices in Los Angeles. Owned and operated by Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, the current roster includes Chet Faker, Cold War Kids, Miike Snow, White Denim, Electric Guest, YACHT, Goldroom and Autre Ne Veut among others.


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 the its original co-founders[1] and now operates fully independent. The label's music is distributed by Sony Music's RED Distribution and Cooperative Music.[2]

In addition to the sister label, Mercer Street Records, Downtown has label partnerships with Dim Mak Records, Fool's Gold Records and Mad Decent.[3]

Downtown Records also operates Downtown Events[4] – a festival and concert promotion company that produces The Downtown Music Festival.[5][6]

Current roster[edit]

Alumni artists[edit]

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Mercer Street Records:


  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. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Downtown Links with Fontana, Interscope", Harding, Cortney, Billboard, September 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Evan Minsker (2013-03-28). "Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Purity Ring, DIIV, Schoolboy Q to Play Downtown Music Festival". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Downtown Festival on the Lower East Side". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 

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