Hopeless Records

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Hopeless Records
Founded 1993
Founder Louis Posen
Distributor(s) ADA
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, heavy metal, emo
Country of origin United States
Location Van Nuys, California
Official website Official website of Hopeless Records

Hopeless Records is an American independent record label located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States.[1][2]


The label was started in 1993 by Louis Posen. Hopeless's artists are generally considered punk rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, or alternative rock, but some also include elements of various genres of heavy metal. Some of their most well-known artists include or included Sum 41, Neck Deep, Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, Yellowcard, Anarbor, All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, There For Tomorrow, Silverstein, We Are The In Crowd, Bayside, The Used, The Wonder Years, The Human Abstract and Enter Shikari.[3]


The label's "charitable arm," Sub City Records, produces the annual Take Action Tour.[4] Each year Hopeless/Sub City releases a benefit compilation Take Action! which is a multidisc compilation of punk and other independent bands. The CD release usually coincides with the annual Take Action Tour.




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  1. ^ "Hopeless Records's Label Page – Music at". Last.fm. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  2. ^ "About Hopeless Records". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  3. ^ "more-about-us". Retrieved October 14, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Roeschlein, Shane (2007-12-06). "Taking Action, One Tour at a Time: an Interview with Louis Posen | A Coat of Red Paint In Hell". Acoatofredpaintinhell.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Stoked to announce that Cruel Hand have... - Hopeless Records". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Roam Sign To Hopeless Records, Announce New EP". Under the Gun Review. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Ever We Fall post two more new songs". Alternative Press. January 31, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hopeless For The Holidays Compilation". Hopeless Records. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 

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