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|Parent company||BMG Rights Management|
|Distributor(s)||ADA, Warner Music Group|
|Country of origin||United States|
Rise was founded in 1991 by Craig Ericson in Nevada City, California. He released a small number of 7" records before putting the label on hiatus to attend college. Ericson didn't release anything further until 1999, after moving to Portland, Oregon. He began issuing small-print 7" records, and his first CD release came in 2000, from the group One Last Thing. The label gave a strong foundation to bands Anatomy of a Ghost, Ever We Fall (who later signed with Hopeless) and Fear Before the March of Flames (who signed to Equal Vision). Later signees (e.g. Breathe Carolina, The Devil Wears Prada and Drop Dead, Gorgeous), gained considerable popularity while with Rise, and moved on to what were larger labels at the time (Interscope, Fearless and Ferret, respectively). Rise has also signed some veteran bands, including Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, The Bled, Bleeding Through and From First To Last.
Rise Records' releases are distributed in the U.S. by ADA and BMG. In July 2013, the company moved from Portland to neighboring Beaverton, Oregon. The label has a distribution deal with Alternative Distribution Alliance, the indie distributor owned by Warner Music Group and directly in Europe and Australia with Warner Music and BMG.
On 9 September, Australian label UNFD announced a distribution partnership with Rise. On 18 May 2015, BMG announced the acquisition of the label. Rise will maintain its headquarters and Ericson will remain in charge. BMG will help with back office operations and provide Rise a more international reach. On 8 December 2017, Craig Ericson announced his departure from the label.
- The Acacia Strain
- American Nightmare
- Angels & Airwaves
- Billy Howerdel
- Circa Survive
- Clint Lowery
- Cold Collective
- Crown the Empire
- Dance Gavin Dance
- Dave Hause
- Derek Sanders
- The Distillers
- Flogging Molly
- Galactic Empire
- Gone Is Gone
- Jetty Bones
- Knuckle Puck
- Kublai Khan
- Le Butcherettes
- Make Them Suffer (outside AUS)
- Mark Morton
- Mayday Parade
- Memphis May Fire
- Morgan Rose
- Secret Band
- Social Animals
- Thousand Below
- Tiger Army
Blue Swan Records artists
- 7 Seconds (disbanded)
- A Different Breed of Killer (active, unsigned)
- Abandon All Ships (disbanded)
- Acceptance (active, Tooth & Nail Records)
- Alive Like Me (disbanded)
- American Me (active, unsigned)
- Arlington (active, unsigned)
- At the Drive-In (disbanded)
- Attack Attack! (active, Oxide Entertainment)
- At the Throne of Judgment (active, unsigned)
- Before Their Eyes (active, InVogue Records)
- Black Peaks (disbanded)
- The Bled (disbanded)
- Bleeding Through (active, SharpTone Records)
- The Bouncing Souls (active, Pure Noise Records)
- Breathe Carolina (active, Spinnin' Records)
- Burden of a Day (disbanded)
- Buried in Verona (disbanded)
- Cane Hill (active, Out of Line Music)
- Casey (disbanded)
- Catherine (disbanded)
- Cheap Girls (disbanded)
- Chelsea Grin (active, unsigned)
- Coretta Scott (disbanded)
- The Color Morale (active, Fearless Records)
- Dead Letter Circus
- Decoder (disbanded)
- The Devil Wears Prada (active, Solid State Records)
- Dream On, Dreamer (disbanded)
- Drop Dead, Gorgeous (disbanded)
- Dualesc (disbanded)
- Dune Rats (active, BMG)
- The Early November (active, unsigned)
- Eighteen Visions (active, unsigned)
- Emarosa (active, unsigned)
- Ever We Fall (disbanded)
- Evergreen Terrace
- Exotype (disbanded)
- Fear Before (disbanded)
- Fire from the Gods (active, Better Noise Music)
- The Flatliners (active, Dine Alone Records)
- For the Fallen Dreams (active, unsigned)
- From First to Last (active, Sumerian Records)
- Further Seems Forever
- Face to Face (active, Fat Wreck Chords)
- Goldfinger (active, Big Noise Records)
- Hands Like Houses (active, UNFD)
- Here I Come Falling (disbanded)
- Hot Water Music (active, Equal Vision Records)
- I Can Make a Mess
- In Fear and Faith (on hiatus)
- Isles & Glaciers (disbanded, vinyl release only)
- Issues (inactive)
- It Prevails (active, Stay Sick Recordings)
- The Jealous Sound (disbanded)
- Jonny Craig
- Kevin Seconds
- Like Moths to Flames (active, UNFD)
- The Living End
- Make Do and Mend
- Makeout (active, unsigned)
- Man Overboard
- Matty Mullins (active in Memphis May Fire & on Black River Entertainment)
- Miss May I (active, SharpTone Records)
- The Movielife (active, unsigned)
- My Ticket Home (active, Spinefarm Records)
- Oceana (now known as Polyenso)
- Of Machines (disbanded)
- Of Mice & Men (active, SharpTone Records)
- Only Crime
- Orange Island (disbanded)
- The Plot in You (active, Fearless Records)
- PMtoday (disbanded)
- Poison the Well
- Polar Bear Club (on hiatus)
- Pvris (active, Warner Records)
- The Red Shore (disbanded)
- Scarlett O'Hara
- Secrets (active, Velocity Records)
- Sharks (disbanded)
- Silverstein (active, UNFD)
- Sleeping with Sirens (active, Sumerian Records)
- Small Towns Burn a Little Slower (disbanded)
- SWMRS (active, Fueled by Ramen)
- Take the Crown (disbanded)
- Teenage Bottlerocket (active, Fat Wreck Chords)
- That's Outrageous! (disbanded)
- This Is Hell
- Tides of Man (active, unsigned)
- Transit (disbanded)
- Tyler Carter
- Up to Here (disbanded, Eating Blur Records)
- Woe, Is Me (disbanded, former members in Issues)
- Your Demise (disbanded)
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