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Don’t Believe The Hype: Morrissey Was Not Dropped By His Record Label

Last week, Morrissey fan site True To You sent the internet into a tizzy when it claimed to have learned that Moz was dropped from his label, Harvest Records, due to the performance of World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Turns out, discussing the relationship Morrissey has with his label is none of True […]

Katy Perry Launches New Label, Signs First Artist

Katy Perry is no doubt a busy body, but then again, if your latest record sold 286,000 copies in its opening week, you’d probably be pretty swamped too. Still, in spite of this fact, it seems that the “Birthday” songstress has no intention of slowing her roll anytime soon. Yesterday, Perry took to Twitter to […]

Artery Recordings Releases Free Sampler

Sacramento label Artery Recordings turns four this year, and to make sure everyone gets the same sunny summer weather as them, they’re releasing a sampler for free. The sampler, titled Summer of Artery, features Slaves, Kublai Khan, Upon This Dawning, and more. They’ve been pretty busy over at the label, having just added Four Letter Lie to their […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Enjoy The Ride Records’ Founder Ross Shotland

As we tend to remind you on almost a daily basis, we here at Under The Gun have a serious weakness for wax. The simple aesthetics of collecting vinyl is a primary connection for many with the hobby. Some of us on staff may love the pretty colors, the collectivity, or swear by the sound […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Pure Noise Records’ Founder Jake Round Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

In 2009, Jake Round founded Pure Noise Records in California. Although he’d had no previous experience in single-handedly operating a record label, he was still able to turn a loan from his mother into one of the driving forces in independent pop punk, rock, indie, and hardcore. In 2014, we are celebrating the five-year anniversary […]

Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Starts New Record Label

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce has joined forces with the UK outfit’s co-manager, Kyle Borman, to create KBB Records. To celebrate this newest undertaking, earlier this week the duo signed their first band, Scare Don’t Fear. As expected, Bruce was optimistic of the future: “After years of planning, touring, writing and learning, and after ups and […]

Details On Manic Pop! Records Shutting Down

For those of you who are unaware, Manic Pop! Records was a small indie-pop label based out of Rochester, Minnesota. On June 10, 2013 the label all but disappeared off the internet. They went completely silent, much to the surprise of both fans and the bands on their roster alike. No one could even get […]

The Dillinger Escape Plan Sign With Sumerian Records

Everybody’s favorite mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan have formed their own imprint, Party Smasher Inc., and team that imprint with Sumerian Records. They have a new album that is slated for release in the spring of 2013. This is the first news from TDEP that isn’t about one of their several side projects. In a conversation […]

Fearless Records Announces Sister Label, Old Friends Records

Fearless Records, home to acts such as Motionless In White and Pierce The Veil, has announced the launch of its sister label, Old Friends Records. In a press release sent to bloggers and publications earlier this afternoon, president and founder Bob Becker offered the following: “Old Friends came about from us being fans of other styles […]

Gallows Partner With PIAS To Start Venn Records

Gallows announced that they have started their own record label, Venn Records, which partners with PIAS Recordings. The band will be putting out their as-yet-untitled album through Venn in September of this year. In the meantime, view the band’s upcoming tour appearances by heading through and rock on. Get out to a show and support […]

The Used Launch Anger Music Group, Sign Distribution Deal With Hopeless Records

The Used have announced the creation of their own quasi-label, Anger Music Group, and signed a distribution deal with Hopeless Records. News of these moves first broke this morning via an interview Used frontman Bert McCracken with Alternative Press. In the interview, McCracken explains the situation as follows: “…instead of starting a label, we’re starting […]

Century Media pulls catalog from Spotify, issues statement

Spotify may be the most talked about music streaming service to hit the net this month, but not everyone is singing its praise. After reviewing the payout to artists and labels, Century Media has decided to pull their entire catalog from the subscription streaming service. A full press release from the label can be read […]