Rude Records

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Rude Records
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FounderIlich Rausa
Distributor(s)The Orchard, Soulfood, Edel, Season Of Mist, Suburban, Sound Pollution, Popstock, Compact Records, Newmarket, Kick Rock
GenrePop punk, hardcore punk, alternative rock
Country of originItaly
LocationMilan, Italy

Rude Records is an independent record label founded in 1999 and based in Milan, Italy. The label's artists are generally considered to fall under the genres of punk rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, and alternative rock. Current label roster includes 7 Minutes In Heaven, Blood Youth, Decade, Homebound, Light Years, Patent Pending, Youth Killed It and Zebrahead.


Rude was founded in 1999. In 2005, a collaboration with Nitro Records was established and, in the following year, a new deal was signed with Side One Dummy Records to promote their catalog in Southern Europe. Agreements with Punk Core, Bad Taste and Hopeless Records followed.

In 2007, Rude Records licensed the back catalogue of Gogol Bordello from Rubric Records for the world outside the US. The following year they released a documentary movie of Gogol Bordello, in Europe, titled The Pied Piper of Hutzovina.

In 2011, Zebrahead joined the Rude roster, with their album "Get Nice!", and were followed by Bedouin Soundclash and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones by the end of the year.

In 2013, the label expanded its network into South East Asia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Rude Records is also a publishing company and a distributor.

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