Last Gang Records

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Last Gang Records
Last Gang Records 2016 logo.png
Parent companyEntertainment One Music[1]
Founded2003 (2003)
FounderChris Taylor
Donald K. Tarlton
Distributor(s)eOne Music [2]
Country of originCanada
LocationToronto, Ontario

Last Gang Records is a record label formed by Canadian music industry lawyer Chris Taylor and concert promoter Donald K. Tarlton in the Fall of 2003[2] at the Pop Montreal Music Festival. Last Gang was nominated as Independent Record Label of the Year at the Canadian Music Awards in 2006.[3]

Last Gang Publishing[edit]

Last Gang Publishing is a music publishing company founded in 2006 with primary operations based in Toronto and Los Angeles. Last Gang Publishing represents both external clients, such as Dubmatix, Egyptrixx, and Hiawatha, and internal Last Gang Records recording artists, such as Mother Mother, Silver Starling, Magneta Lane and O'Luge.[4]

Artists[edit]

Last Gang Records has released albums by:

Gold & Platinum Certifications[edit]

Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[5] 50,000

Death From Above 1979 You're A Woman, I'm A Machine

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[5] 50,000

Metric Live It Out

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Platinum[5] 100,000

Metric Fantasies

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Platinum[5] 80,000

Awards and nominations[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 A.C. Newman The Slow Wonder Alternative Album Of The Year Nominated
2005 Death From Above 1979 New Group Of The Year Nominated
2005 Death From Above 1979 You're A Woman, I'm A Machine CD/DVD Artwork Of The Year Nominated
2006 Metric Live It Out Alternative Album Of The Year Nominated
2007 Tiga Sexor Dance Recording Of The Year Won
2007 MSTRKRFT The Looks CD/DVD Artwork Of The Year Won
2008 Chromeo Fancy Footwork Dance Recording Of The Year Nominated
2009 Crystal Castles New Group Of The Year Nominated
2010 Metric Fantasies Alternative Album Of The Year Won
2010 Metric Group Of The Year Won
2010 Emily Haines & Jimmy Shaw for "Gimme Sympathy", "Sick Muse", "Help I'm Alive" from Fantasies Songwriter Of The Year Nominated
2011 Chromeo Business Casual Dance Recording Of The Year Nominated
2011 Crystal Castles (II) Electronic Album Of The Year Nominated
2012 Lindi Ortega New Artist Of The Year Nominated
2012 Lindi Ortega Little Red Boots Roots & Traditional Of The Year (Solo) Nominated
2012 Mother Mother New Group Of The Year Nominated
2012 Mother Mother The Stand (dir. John JP Poliquin) Video Of The Year Nominated
2013 Crystal Castles (III) Electronic Album Of The Year Nominated
2013 Purity Ring Shrines Electronic Album Of The Year Nominated
2014 Ryan Hemsworth Guilt Trips Electronic Album Of The Year Won

Polaris Music Prize[edit]

The Polaris Music Prize is awarded annually to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit. Last Gang Records has had three albums make the short list, and 11 nominations on the long list.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Metric Live It Out Polaris Music Prize Nominated
2009 Metric Fantasies Polaris Music Prize Nominated
2013 Purity Ring Shrines Polaris Music Prize Nominated

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Taylor Joins Entertainment One to Lead Music Business as President, Entertainment One Music". Entertainment One. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "About Last Gang | Last Gang Records". lastgang.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  3. ^ CMA Nominees 06 Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b c d CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications Archived 2012-10-01 at WebCite.