Tooth & Nail Records

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Tooth & Nail Records
Tooth and Nail Records logo.png
Founded1993 (1993)
Founder Brandon Ebel
Distributor(s)US Catalog:
Capitol/EMI CMG (1994–2013)
RED Music (2013–present)
International Catalog:
EMI/Universal (1994–2013)
Sony Music (2013–present)
Genre Christian rock, Christian alternative rock, Christian metal, Christian punk
Country of originUnited States
Location Seattle, Washington
Official website www.toothandnail.com

Tooth & Nail Records is a Christian rock record label [1] founded by Brandon Ebel in California in November 1993. The label later moved to Seattle, Washington where it is situated today. It is home to many well-known musical acts, including Underoath, Hawk Nelson, Emery, The Almost, FM Static, Family Force 5, Anberlin, and MxPx.

Contents

Tooth & Nail's first album released was Wish for Eden's Pet the Fish, [2] which was produced by Michael Knott and originally slated to be released by Blonde Vinyl. Subsequent releases from The Juliana Theory, MxPx, and Starflyer 59 made Tooth & Nail a strong force in Christian music circles, as well as a niche underground subculture in itself. Prior to forming Tooth & Nail, Ebel worked for the Christian label Frontline. [3]

Overview

Eight Tooth & Nail-affiliated albums have been RIAA-certified as Gold for sales of 500,000 or more copies. The label saw one of its greatest successes when Underoath's Define the Great Line debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2006. [4]

The label also released a limited edition hard cover book, with the proceeds going to benefit Music Cares. [5]

RIAA gold certifications

YearArtistAlbum
2004 Jeremy Camp Carried Me: The Worship Project
2002 Stay
2004 Restored
2006 Beyond Measure
2008 There Will Be a Day [6]
2006 Underoath Define the Great Line
2004 They're Only Chasing Safety
2005 Kutless Strong Tower
1998 MxPx Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo

Nominations and awards

YearArtistAlbum / SongAwardResult / CategoryOther
2006 Norma Jean O God, the Aftermath Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package Solid State Records
2007 Fair The Best Worst-Case Scenario GrammyNominated - Best Recording Package
Underoath "Writing on the Walls"GrammyNominated - Best Short Form Music Video Solid State Records/Tooth & Nail Records
2008 The Fold Secrets Keep You Sick GrammyNominated - Best Recording Package
2009 Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My Friend GrammyNominated - Best Recording Package BEC Recordings/Tooth & Nail Records
Jeremy Camp Speaking Louder Than Before GrammyNominated - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album BEC Recordings
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation GrammyNominated - Best Recording PackageSolid State Records

Structure

Tooth & Nail contains multiple imprints, each catering to a different genre of music:

On March 13, 2013 it was announced that Brandon Ebel had sold the entire Tooth & Nail music catalog to Capitol Christian Music Group (formerly EMI Christian Music Group) and by doing so was able to buy back the 50% stake in Tooth & Nail formerly owned by EMI making it an independent record label. It will retain the rights to all future releases with a new distributor, RED Distribution. [8]

Label artists

Current

source: [9]

Former: active

Former: disbanded

Former: On hiatus or inactive

See also

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References

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