Royal Mountain Records

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Royal Mountain Records
Royal Mountain Records Logo Black.jpg
Founded2009
FounderHollerado
Genre
Country of originCanada
LocationToronto, Ontario
Official websiteroyalmountainrecords.com

Royal Mountain Records is a Canadian independent record label and artist-management company, based in Toronto. It has been hailed as one of the strongest record labels in Canada[1] and is known for helping to launch the careers of many developing artists, including Alvvays and PUP.[2]

History[edit]

Founded in 2009 by Hollerado front man Menno Versteeg and Adam “Bix” Berger, the label was originally intended as a means to self release Hollerado's critically acclaimed debut "Record in a Bag" (RMR-001). It soon became a platform to launch the careers of other local Toronto artists such as PUP and Alvvays.[3] Upon the success of these releases, as well a reputation for an extremely artist-first ethos, the label was able to sign international acts such as Mac DeMarco, Metz and U.S. Girls while continuing to develop break out artists such as Calpurnia [4] and Dizzy.

Awards and Accolades[edit]

Juno Awards[5]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2011 Hollerado Best New Group Nominated
2012 Hollerado Good Day At The Races Video of the Year Nominated
2014 Hollerado White Paint Recording Package of the Year Nominated
2015 Alvvays Alvvays Alternative Album of the Year Nominated
2015 Alvvays Alvvays Breakthrough Group of the Year Nominated
2015 PUP Guilt Trip Video of the Year Nominated
2015 PUP PUP Recording Package of the Year Nominated
2016 PUP Dark Days Video of the Year Nominated
2018 METZ Strange Peace Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Nominated
2018 Alvvays Group of the Year Nominated
2018 Alvvays Antisocialites Alternative Album of the Year Win

Polaris Prize[6]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 PUP PUP Polaris Music Prize Longlist
2015 Alvvays Alvvays Polaris Music Prize Shortlist
2016 PUP The Dream Is Over Polaris Music Prize Shortlist
2017 Mac DeMarco This Old Dog Polaris Music Prize Longlist
2017 TUNS TUNS Polaris Music Prize Longlist
2018 Alvvays Antisocialites Polaris Music Prize Shortlist
2018 U.S. Girls In A Poem Unlimited Polaris Music Prize Shortlist

Much Music Video Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2017 PUP Sleep in the Heat Video of the Year Nominated

Current roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson, Alex (2017-08-30). "How Royal Mountain became one of the strongest rock labels in Toronto". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  2. ^ "The 2013 Bucky Award Winners | Indie88". Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  3. ^ "How Hollerado Are Doing Their Part To Make the Indie Label Machine a Little Nicer". Noisey. 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  4. ^ "Finn Wolfhard of 'Stranger Things' and His Band Calpurnia Sign to Royal Mountain". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  5. ^ "See the Full List of 2018 JUNO Awards Nominees | The JUNO Awards". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  6. ^ "Nominees - Polaris Music Prize". Polaris Music Prize. Retrieved 2018-10-22.

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