Rostrum Records

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Rostrum Records
Founded 2003
Founder Benjy Grinberg
Status Active
Distributor(s) Fontana Distribution
Genre Hip hop, indie pop
Country of origin United States
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Official website

Rostrum Records is an independent record label, founded in 2003 by Benjy Grinberg in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The label currently has nine artists on its roster: Wiz Khalifa, Vali, Teamamte, Donora, Boaz, Mod Sun,Cisco Soto and The Bird and the Bee. Grinberg is president and Arthur Pitt is the vice president of the label. Rostrum has sold over 9 million singles and 900,000 albums through its deal with Atlantic Records and Wiz Khalifa. On January 14, 2014 Mac Miller and Rostrum Records parted ways, as his original deal with the label had ended.[1]


Mac Miller's first album, Blue Slide Park, was the first indie album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts since 1995. Wiz Khalifa had his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 single with "Black and Yellow" in February 2011. Also in 2011 the label released Rolling Papers and Mac & Devin Go to High School a collaborative album with Snoop Dogg. The label released ONIFC by Wiz Khalifa in December 2012. The label was named one of Vibe magazine's "Top 5 Labels to Watch in 2012" and XXL magazine's "Top Rising Indie Label in 2011".[2] Grinberg was named #23 on The Source magazine's annual Power 30 list in its September 2011 issue. In 2013, Rostrum Records signed Victorious' Leon Thomas III to the label.[3] Mid 2015 New artist Cisco Soto was signed to Rostrum Records by Grinberg he's a young native from Inglewood Ca, Rapper & Song Writer, He has written hit singles such as Mac Miller's "Bird Call" & Mike G's "Oldie" Complex Magazine says "You better watch out cause he's the next big lyricist"


Act Studio
Wiz Khalifa 4 2005
Donora 2 2008
Cisco Soto 2015
Boaz 1
Leon Thomas III 2013
Supa 2014
Mod Sun 1 2014
Goodbye Tomorrow) 2015
The Bird and the Bee 1 2015

Former artists[edit]

Act Studio
Mac Miller 2 2010
Travi$ Scott N/A


Studio albums


  1. ^ Kyle Kramer. "Mac Miller Announces He's Leaving Rostrum Records". Complex. 
  2. ^ "The Top 5 Hip-Hop Record Labels to Watch in 2012". Vibe. 
  3. ^ "10 Fun Facts About the Next Wave of Rostrum Records Artists - MTV Hive". MTV Hive. 

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