Glassnote Records

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Glassnote Records
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Founded2007 (2007)
Founder Daniel Glass
Distributor(s) AWAL (worldwide)
Liberator Music (Australia)
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Official website www.glassnotemusic.com

Glassnote Records (also known as Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC) is a record label that was launched by American music executive Daniel Glass in 2007. The label primarily has a lineup of indie rock and alternative rock artists, most notably Mumford & Sons and Phoenix. [1] The label has also released music from popular artists in other genres, such as Chvrches, Childish Gambino and Secondhand Serenade. The label made a distribution deal with AWAL in November 2018. [2] [3]

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History

In 2009, the label released French indie rock band Phoenix's fourth album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix , which was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010. [4]

In February 2011, Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More became the label's highest charting album, peaking at #2. That same month, Mumford & Sons' single "The Cave" became the label's second Top 40 chart placement on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #27 (the first being "Fall for You" by Secondhand Serenade in 2008). The September 2012 release of the band's second album, Babel , gave the label its first ever #1 album on the Billboard 200 and the label's first album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Childish Gambino, the music project of actor and comedian Donald Glover, [5] signed with Glassnote Records in September 2011. Shortly after on November 15, 2011, [6] the label released its first hip hop album, Camp . On December 10, 2013, the label released his second studio album Because the Internet . On February 13, 2014, it was revealed that Glassnote had signed a global distribution agreement with Universal Music Group, [7] excluding Australia/New Zealand (Liberator), and South Africa (Just Music). [8] The label was previously distributed by RED Distribution [9] in the US. In October 2017, Glassnote Entertainment Group's resolved records partnered with Spacebomb Group to provide financial, marketing and industry expertise to the owners of the company. [10]

Awards

In the April 28, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone, Glassnote was named Best Indie Label. [11]

Two albums released by the label have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of at least one million units: Sigh No More and Babel , both by Mumford & Sons. [12] Sigh No More, which has been certified triple-platinum for sales of three million copies, is the label's highest selling record. [12]

Four other albums have been certified gold for sales of 500,000 units: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix, Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons and Because the Internet and "Awaken, My Love!" , both by Childish Gambino. [12]

Current roster

Former artists

Catalog

See also

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