Mom + Pop Music

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Mom + Pop Music
Mom + Pop logo.png
Founded2008 (2008)
Distributor(s)Redeye Distribution
Country of originU.S.

Mom + Pop Music is a New York City-based independent record label whose current roster includes Courtney Barnett, Tom Morello, Tycho, Tash Sultana, Sunflower Bean 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.




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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. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  4. ^ "Polica sign to Mom+Pop Music and re-release 'Give You The Ghost' LP - #AltSounds". Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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