Mom + Pop Music

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Mom + Pop Music
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Founded2008 (2008)
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City

Mom + Pop Music is a New York City-based independent record label whose current roster includes Courtney Barnett, Madeon, Tom Morello, Porter Robinson, Tycho, Tash Sultana, Sunflower Bean, Beach Bunny, Caamp, Del Water Gap and more. Founder and president Michael Goldstone launched the label in the summer of 2008, with the help of Q Prime Management owners Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch.[1] In 2009, Thaddeus Rudd joined the label as Goldstone's partner and co-president.

According to Goldstone, "Our ambition for Mom + Pop has been and always will be to build a collaborative label with transparency and sincere respect for our artists’ creative controls."[2]

Mom + Pop first opened its doors in Times Square, across from the Brill Building. In 2013, the company moved its New York City office to Manhattan's NoMad district, just north of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron Building. Between its New York City and Los Angeles offices, Mom + Pop employs 15 people, ranging in responsibilities from A&R to digital marketing and design.[3]

Mom + Pop's roster includes Grammy Award-nominee and ARIA Award-winner Courtney Barnett, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave co-founder/guitarist Tom Morello, APRA Award-nominee and ARIA Award-winner Tash Sultana, R&B singer-songwriter Alina Baraz, German-Canadian-English singer-songwriter Alice Merton, Bangladeshi-American producer Jai Wolf, and indie rock trio Sunflower Bean, among others. The label's first two signings were An Horse and Joshua Radin, but Mom + Pop would go on to sign a diverse array of artists, including Tokyo Police Club, Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells, Metric, Ingrid Michaelson, and Andrew Bird. Over the years, they continued to grow, bringing on Lucius, FIDLAR, Poliça, Neon Indian, and Jagwar Ma. Goldstone and Rudd signed Flume in 2012, followed by Courtney Barnett in 2014. Flume went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Electronic Album, and Courtney Barnett ended 2016 with a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2017, Mom + Pop signed Alice Merton to bring her music to the United States, after topping charts in Germany.[4] In June 2020, Goldstone and Rudd were honored on Billboard Magazine's annual "Indie Power Players" list as music executives who are "driving artists to chart-topping success outside the major-label machinery."[5]




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  1. ^ "Michael Goldstone, President, Mom+Pop". CMJ. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  2. ^ "10 Years of Mom + Pop". Mom + Pop. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  3. ^ "Thaddeus Rudd Of Mom+Pop Music On Label-Artist-Manager Relationships, Industry's Future". Hypebot. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  4. ^ "Alice Merton Joins the Mom + Pop Family". Mom+Pop. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  5. ^ "Billboard's 2020 Indie Power Players". Billboard. 2020-06-15. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  6. ^ Snapes, Laura (July 28, 2019). "Sleater-Kinney: 'Music has always been the playground of men's sexuality'". The Guardian. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Tegan and Sara Sign with Mom + Pop Music, Drop New Song "F-king Up What Matters"". Billboard. April 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Polica sign to Mom+Pop Music and re-release 'Give You The Ghost' LP - #AltSounds". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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