Relentless Records

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Relentless Records
Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Founded1 December 1999
FounderShabs Jobanputra, Paul Franklyn
Distributor(s)Sony Music UK
Country of originUK

Relentless Records is a British boutique and independent record label currently headed by co-founder Shabs Jobanputra.[1] Originally known for UK garage singles such as Artful Dodger's "Re-Rewind" and B-15 Project's "Girls Like Us", Relentless has also published albums by Joss Stone, KT Tunstall, Union of Knives and Cage the Elephant.


Relentless Records was formally registered as a company on 1 December 1999.[2] After first working with Virgin Records in 2003, the label was sold to it in 2009 (when Virgin was at that time a label of EMI Records).[3]

Affected by the November 2011 dissolution of EMI Group (the parent company of Virgin Records), Virgin's recorded music business was sold to Universal Music UK, a division of Universal Music Group. Propitiously, Jobanputra had departed EMI in April 2011, with a deal returning control of the Relentless name to him whilst leaving the label's roster signed to the major.[3] In this interim period, Relentless released music from Ms. Dynamite and Cage the Elephant and signed artists Rude Kid and Misty Miller.

In January 2012,[4] Relentless became part of Sony Music in the UK, reuniting Jobanputra with his former EMI/Virgin colleague Nick Gatfield.[5][6]

Recent signings include Bondax, Misha B, Misty Miller, The Other Tribe, Mausi, Roll Deep, Martin Solveig, Chris Malinchak and Rude Kid.

Relentless works closely with in-house company Media Village for its PR and A&R.[1]

Artists currently signed to Relentless Records[edit]

Notable artists signed under Relentless include:

Artists formerly signed to Relentless Records[edit]

Notable artists formerly signed under Relentless include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Welcome to Relentless Records". Retrieved 13 November 2013. Relentless Records is a boutique and independently minded record label providing a home for distinctive, creative talent.
  2. ^ "RELENTLESS RECORDS LIMITED". Companies House. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Complete Music Update (13 January 2012). "Relentless Records joins Sony Music". CMU. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Relentless Records to Sony Music". Room 64. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  5. ^ Smirke, Richard (12 January 2012). "Sony To Resurrect Relentless Records Label". Billboard. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Sony resurrects Relentless Records". Music Week. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2013.

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