Jagjaguwar

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Jagjaguwar
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Founded 1996
Founder Darius Van Arman
Distributor(s) SC Distribution
Genre Indie rock
Country of origin United States
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Official website www.jagjaguwar.com

Jagjaguwar is a record label based in Bloomington, Indiana.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1996, in Charlottesville, Virginia, friends of Darius Van Arman performed in a band under the moniker The Curious Digit. They had just recorded an album, but were not signed to a label. They had previously released a 7" record on the short-lived label Sentimental, which was co-run by Van Arman and a friend Dawson Prater (who later went on to start the Locust Music label out of Chicago). Sentimental became inactive when Prater moved away from Charlottesville. Working under the theory that some sort of label-affiliation would be better than self-releasing, Van Arman started Jagjaguwar.

Initially, The Curious Digit album Bombay Aloo was to be the only album released on Jagjaguwar, but a Richmond band called Drunk performed at the venue Tokyo Rose, where Van Arman booked musical acts. Mesmerized by their performance, Van Arman persuaded Drunk to release their new record, which the band had just completed, through Jagjaguwar.

In 1999, Chris Swanson, who was part owner of the record label Secretly Canadian, became partners with Van Arman and Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian became much more tightly connected, sharing office space and some staff. More recently, the other two partners of Secretly Canadian, Ben Swanson and Jonathan Cargill, became equal partners of Jagjaguwar as well, although Chris Swanson and Van Arman make A&R decisions regarding Jagjaguwar releases. In February, 2007, the partners, along with Phil Waldorf, former label manager of Misra Records, announced a third sister label, Dead Oceans. The three labels share offices and staff in Bloomington, Indiana.

The name Jagjaguwar was generated using a Dungeons & Dragons character name-generating program.[3]

Artists[edit]

Sales Certifications[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

  • Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver - Best Alternative Music Album (2012, won)
  • Bon Iver "Holocene" - Record of the Year (2012, nominated)
  • Bon Iver "Holocene" - Song of the Year (2012, nominated)
  • Bon Iver - Best New Artist (2012, won)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Best Alternative Music Album (2017, nominated)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Best Recording Package (2017, nominated)

A2IM Libera Awards (US)[edit]

  • Okkervil River I Am Very Far (Deluxe Edition) - Creative Packaging Award (2012 finalist)
  • Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver - Independent Album of the Year (2012 won)
  • Bon Iver "Holocene" - Independent Video of the Year (2012 finalist)
  • Jagjaguwar - Independent Label of the Year (2012 won)
  • Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire Fore No Witness - Up and Comer Award (2014 won)
  • Viet Cong - Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2015 finalist)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love - Groundbreaking Album of the Year (2016 finalist)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love - Album of the Year (2016 finalist)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Album of the Year (2017 finalist)
  • Angel Olsen MY WOMAN - Album of the Year (2017 won)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Best Live Act (2017 finalist)
  • Angel Olsen MY WOMAN - Best Live Act (2017 finalist)
  • Sharon Van Etten (2016 Volvo XC90 TV Commercial) - Best Sync Usage (2017 finalist)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Creative Packaging (2017 finalist)
  • Jagjaguwar - Label of the Year (2017 WON)
  • Bon Iver 22, A Million - Marketing Genius Award (2017 finalist)
  • Angel Olsen "Shut Up Kiss Me" - Video of the Year (2017 finalist)

BRIT AWARDS (UK/Global)[edit]

  • Bon Iver - Best International Male Solo Artist (2012 nominated)
  • Bon Iver - Best International Breakthrough Act (2012 nominated)
  • Bon Iver - Best International Male Solo Artist (2017 nominated)

AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (UK)[edit]

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love - Independent Track of the Year (2015 nominated)

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE (Canada)[edit]

JUNO AWARDS (Canada)[edit]

  • Black Mountain In The Future - Alternative Album of the Year (2009 nominated)
  • Julie Doiron - I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day - Alternative Album of the Year (2010 nominated)
  • Preoccupations - Viet Cong - Alternative Album of the Year (2016 nominated)

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS (New Zealand)[edit]

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra II - Album of the Year (2013 nominated)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra II - Best Alternative Album of the Year (2013 WON)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra "So Good At Being In Trouble" - Single of the Year (2013 nominated)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Best Male Solo Artist (2013 nominated)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love - Album of the Year (2015 nominated)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love - Best Alternative Album of the Year (2015 WON)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Multi-Love" - Single of the Year (2015 nominated)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Best Male Solo Artist (2015 nominated)

TAITE MUSIC PRIZE (New Zealand)[edit]

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra II (2014 shortlist)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love (2016 shortlist)

APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARD (New Zealand)[edit]

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Multi-Love" - Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson songwriters (2015 WON)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly - Nov 1999 -No. 75 Page 89 "Other notable labels include Rags to Records (Slingshot Episode), Great Vitamin Mystery, Jagjaguwar (South, Monroe Mustang, Drunk) and Family Vineyard (Loren MazzaCane, Bruce Anderson). Even Indiana University gets into the record ..."
  2. ^ Jagjaguwar Records, "News Section", jagjaguwar.com, retrieved October 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Jagjaguwar [@jagjaguwar] (June 17, 2011). "How they chose name for label" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  4. ^ South

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