Idol Records

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Idol Records
Idol Records Logo.jpg
Parent company Idol Records Group
Founded 1993
Founder Erv Karwelis
Genre Rock
Indie rock
Punk rock
Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Dallas, Texas
Official website Official Idol Records website

Idol Records is a Dallas, Texas-based record label and publishing company founded in 1993 by Erv Karwelis who serves as President of the label. Its roster currently consists of bands such as The O's, Dead Flowers, The Crash That Took Me, Here Holy Spain, Sponge, Watershed, and Flickerstick. In January 2009 Idol launched an Art-Pop sub label Exploding Plastic Records the first band signed to the label was Little Black Dress.

Idol Records received the Dallas Observer Music Award for "Best Record Label" 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007.

Idol Records is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).


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