Neon Gold Records

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Neon Gold Records
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Founded2008 (2008)
FounderDerek Davies
Lizzy Plapinger
Distributor(s)Atlantic Records
GenreAlternative pop
Country of originU.S., U.K.
LocationNew York City

Neon Gold Records is a New York City-based boutique record label founded in 2008 by Derek Davies and Lizzy Plapinger.[1]

Initially operating as a vinyl-only singles label, Neon Gold has launched the debut releases and international careers of many acts including Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds, Gotye, The Naked & Famous, Icona Pop, Charli XCX, and Tove Lo.[2][3] Beyond their own roster, Neon Gold are often credited with the discovery and initial support of a number of other successful artists including Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, CHVRCHES, Grouplove and Walk the Moon.[4]


On 8 December 2010, Neon Gold signed a joint venture with Columbia Records, enabling them to graduate to full-length releases through Columbia and RED Distribution[5] Through the venture with Columbia, the label signed and released debut albums from St. Lucia, HAIM, and Magic Man.

In January 2014, the label embarked on a new venture with Atlantic Records, where they made Charli XCX's sophomore record for release through Neon Gold/Atlantic that fall. The deal made Neon Gold an imprint label under Atlantic – co-chaired by Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman, who oversaw similar Atlantic imprints Fueled By Ramen and Canvasback.[6]

Neon Gold Live[edit]

Neon Gold also runs a successful promotions arm, operating popular monthly club nights in NYC, London, and LA, and producing approximately 100 events a year in addition to their flagship annual showcases at South by Southwest, CMJ and The Great Escape Festival.

Launched at Tammany Hall in New York City's Lower East Side in 2011, the monthly club night Popshop is the primary outlet of the Neon Gold Live operation, and has since expanded to new venues and cities.[7]

As of 2014, Neon Gold hosts monthly events in the following cities




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