FiXT

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FiXT
FiXT logo with bot.svg
Founded2006
FounderKlayton
Distributor(s)FUGA
GenreElectronic rock, electronica, industrial, alternative metal, synthwave
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California, US
Official websitefixtmusic.com

FiXT (pronounced "fixed") is an American independent media company with several divisions including a record label, an online music store, and a film/TV/video game music licensing arm.[1] FiXT was founded and is owned by Klayton, the sole member of the electronic rock project Celldweller.

History[edit]

FiXT started in 2006 as an outgrowth of Esion Media, the name under which Klayton published his earliest Celldweller material. After years of trouble with distributors over how to properly handle Celldweller's unique brand of music, Klayton decided to take the same approach to record labels as he did with his music and handle the matter himself.[2]

Some of the first releases on FiXT were remix compilations for Celldweller tracks that were called the Take It & Break It series. The remixes were solicited from fans who could download and remix the song files for free. Out of this series grew FiXT Remix, a separate site that regularly hosts remix contests for artists signed to FiXT or carried in the FiXT Store.[3]

FiXT released a remix EP for the artists lvl, as well a single for ex-Celldweller guitarist Kem's band Subkulture (on which Klayton was featured),[4] and the subsequent remix album for the contest hosted by FiXT Remix. FiXT's first officially signed artist was Blue Stahli,[2] an artist with a similar sound and one-man approach to music as Klayton.[2] Over the next few years FiXT began expanding its record label division by signing more artists, such as Josh Money, Rockman,[5] Atlas Plug, Moonitor & Squarehead.[1]

FiXT began expanding its storefront division by hosting a selection of merchandise from various producers and DJs, such as BT, Deadmau5, Datsik, Dynasty Electric, Excision and Nero,[6] as well as rock-related artists, such as Asking Alexandria and Enter Shikari.[7] FiXT began to be an outlet for multiple alternative fashion based companies such as Bleeding Star Clothing, Shrapnel Streetwear and Dubstep Clothing.[8] FiXT also had an online remixing community; however, it is currently inactive and has gone unmentioned in recent years. The last known FiXT Remix contest was in 2016, for "End of an Empire".[9]

In June 2012, FiXT branched out into publishing with the release of Josh Viola's five-time award-winning sci-fi/fantasy novel The Bane of Yoto.[10][11] As Viola began looking for publishers for his novel, he reached out to several bands to use their music on a partnered iOS app that would feature his book in comic book format. In reaching out to Celldweller for music licensing, he got put in touch with FiXT, who published the book.[12]

In August 2012, FiXT hosted a video game-editing contest on YouTube to help promote the release of Celldweller's Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 2, by having gamers submit edited footage synced to the song "First Person Shooter".[13]

As part of expansion, FiXT introduced a sublabel, FiXT Neon with focus on synthwave, indie pop, and chillwave.

In July 2021, FiXT announced a company rebrand with FiXT Radium as main label and introduced a new EDM sublabel, FiXT Noir.[14]

FiXT Store[edit]

The FiXT store was originally an EDM hotspot, where one could find merchandise from multiple third-party artists. However, in 2015 the company shifted focus towards artists signed to the FiXT label and on Subterra Records. Currently it sells primarily FiXT and Subterra merchandise.[15]

Licensing[edit]

FiXT distributes and licenses music to a variety of film, TV, and video game projects.[16][17]

Artists[edit]

Current FiXT artists[edit]

Former FiXT artists[edit]

Subterra Records artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About FiXT". FiXT. 2010. Archived from the original on January 24, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2001.
  2. ^ a b c "The Music Ninja - Celldweller Interview". The Music Ninja. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "FiXT Remix". FiXT Remix. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Subkulture Info". Facebook. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "FiXT Music facebook". Facebook. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "FiXT DJ Merch". FiXT. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  7. ^ "FiXT Band Merch". FiXT. Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  8. ^ "FiXT Brands". FiXT. Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "FiXT Remix Website". FiXT. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Bane of Yoto: A Revolutionary Transmedia Entertainment Experience". www.baneofyoto.com.
  11. ^ "ReGen News - Bane of Yoto Release". ReGen Magazin. July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  12. ^ "Josh Viola - Groovey TV Interview". GrooveyTV. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  13. ^ "ReGen - Gaming Contest". ReGen Magazine. August 25, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  14. ^ "FiXT Announces Company Rebrand, Launches EDM Label Division, 6 New Artist Signings – FiXT Neon". FiXT. Retrieved September 20, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "FiXT Store - Artists". FiXT. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013.
  16. ^ "Interview with ChaosControl.com". Facebook.com. Blue Stahli. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  17. ^ "Blue Stahli interview". ChaosControl.com. Chaos Control. February 23, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  18. ^ "I Will Never Be The Same Signs With FiXT, New EP Due Out This Summer | Brutal Resonance". www.brutalresonance.com. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  19. ^ "Richy Nix Signs With FiXT And Debuts New Single, "Senseless"". thepreludepress.com. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  20. ^ "RAIZER Sign to US label FiXT". www.rockeramagazine.com. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  21. ^ "The Anix Signs on with FiXT | Garage Band Gamers". March 23, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  22. ^ "Voicians signs management deal with FiXT". ReGen Magazine. March 3, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "Essenger Signs Exclusive Multi-Album Deal With FiXT Neon – FiXT Neon".
  24. ^ "SeamlessR". Discogs. Retrieved April 8, 2020.

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