Photo Finish Records

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Photo Finish Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2006
Founder Matt Galle
Distributor(s) Caroline/UMG[1][2]
Country of origin United States
Location New York, NY
Official website Official website of Photo Finish Records

Photo Finish Records is an independent record label located in New York City, New York, United States (US).[3] The label was started in 2006 by booking agent Matt Galle (named Billboard's "40 under 40[4]") and is known for a diverse roster that includes alternative bands, indie/pop bands, and hip hop artists.


The label's first release was in November 2006 when they put out the debut Envy On The Coast five song EP. Shortly after, they signed Danger Radio, and released their EP and debut studio album.

Photo Finish achieved success with its next signing 3OH!3. The band's debut album WANT debuted at number 88 and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The band's song "Don't Trust Me" ranked in the number 1 position on the Top 40 Charts and eventually sold over 3 million digital copies. As of February 2014, WANT remains the label's most successful release.

Anthony Green's album Avalon debuted in August 2008 at number 44 on the Billboard charts, making it the label's most successful first-week performance for a release.

Over the past ten years Photo Finish has sold over a million albums and more than 15 million singles including the hit "Don't Trust Me" by the label's best-selling artists 3OH!3 which went to No. 1 on the Billboard's Pop Songs chart in July 2009.[5]

In 2016, Photo Finish Records inked a partnership deal with Caroline,[6] whereby Caroline will distribute the indie label's releases.


Current artists[edit]

Alumni artists[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
2011 Let's Be Animals
  • Artist: The Downtown Fiction
  • Released: Spring 2011
  • Genre: Pop punk
2010 Welcome to the Breakdown (EP)
2010 Race You to the Bottom
  • Artist: New Medicine
  • Released: September 27, 2010
  • Genre: Hard rock
2009 Live Session EP (iTunes Exclusive)
2008 Avalon 44
2008 Want 44 4 47
2008 Used and Abused
  • Artist: Danger Radio
  • Released: July 8, 2008
  • Genre: Power pop
2007 Punch Your Lights Out EP
2007 Lucy Gray 11 Heatseakers
2006 Envy on the Coast EP


Year Artist Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Hot 100 Billboard US Pop CAN AUS FIN NZ UK IRE GER
2008 3OH!3 "Don't Trust Me" 7 1 6 3 5 8 21 17 95 AUS: Platinum[7]
US: 2× Platinum
Want (and Deluxe Edition)
2009 3OH!3 "Starstrukk" (featuring Katy Perry) 66 25 31 4 16 3 US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart



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