Jarret Myer

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Jarret Myer
Born (1973-02-06) February 6, 1973 (age 47)
OccupationMedia entrepreneur
Known forRawkus Records, Uproxx

Jarret Myer (born February 6, 1973) is an American media entrepreneur who co-founded the record label Rawkus Records,[1] the YouTube talent company Big Frame,[2] and the digital media brand Uproxx. Since the sale of Uproxx to Woven Digital in 2014, Myer has served as Woven Digital's general manager of publishing.[3][4]

Rawkus Records[edit]

Myer founded independent hip hop label Rawkus Records with partners Brian Brater and James Murdoch in 1996. Myer met his cofounders while attending Horace Mann School.[5] The label's high-volume model of 12-inch releases was based on the strategy of punk rock music labels like SST and Victory.[6] The label became known for producing up-and-coming hip hop artists.[7] Myer and Brater scouted and signed all of the label's acts themselves, including Mos Def and Talib Kweli.[6] The label received financial support first from News Corp and then MCA from 2002 until MCA was absorbed by Interscope Geffen A&M Records in 2004.[8][1]

Myer was named on New York magazine's "35 Under 35" list in 2000 for his work with Rawkus Records.[9]


Myer co-founded Uproxx Media in 2008 and served as its CEO until its sale to Woven Digital in 2014.[3][5]

Big Frame[edit]

Myer founded Big Frame with partners Steve Raymond, Brian Brater and Sarah Evershed in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ a b Coates, Ta-Nehisi (April 20, 2004). "A Fistful of Mighta Been". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Joshua Cohen (June 27, 2012). "Big Frame Gets $3 Million to Make a Bigger, Better YouTube Network". Tubefilter. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b Todd Spangler (April 17, 2014). "Showbiz Site Uproxx Acquired by Guy-Focused Digital Media Firm Woven". Variety. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Executive Profile:Jarret Myer". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b John Seabrook. "The Doctor Is In". The New Yorker. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Bring Da Rawkus". Vibe: 64–65. July 1998. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Dan Stacey (15 September 2002). "How We Met: Jarret Myer and Brian Brater". The Independent.
  8. ^ Hall, Rashaun (April 13, 2002). "MCA Shifts Its Urban Division In New Direction". Billboard: 6. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  9. ^ Grigoriadis, Vanessa (17 April 2000). "35 Under 35". New York. Retrieved 30 November 2014.

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