Sub Pop

  1. Sub Pop Records Co-Founder Wins Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz Conference

    May 08, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Jonathan Poneman, who gave Nirvana and Fleet Foxes their start at Sub Pop, revealed the philosophy that conquered the world of music from an unlikely place as he accepted the award. Jonathan Poneman, cofounder of Sub Pop Records, which launched Ni ...

  2. Retail Briefs: RED Distribution & Reach Records Strike Distro Deal, INgrooves Goes Deep with Republic of Music

    March 07, 2014 4:27 AM EST RED Distribution, Reach Records Strike Distribution Pact RED Distribution has signed Reach Records to a distribution deal for North America. The Atlanta, Ga.-based label's roster includes Andy Mineo, KB, Trip Lee, Derek Minor, Tedashii, and G ...

  3. Sub Pop Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman Diagnosed with Parkinson's

    June 04, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle's Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson's, the degenerative nervous system disease that also ...

  4. Indie Beat: Sub Pop’s Jubilee, Caroline Sponsors the Libbys, and CocoRosie Teams with Redeye

    April 10, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Sub Pop’s Jubilee Sub Pop is turning 25 this year, so naturally it’s time for a big blowout party in honor of fading youth. The legendary Seattle label announced its Silver Jubilee on Wednesday, a one-day festival to take place July 13 in the Se ...

  5. TheNewRecord.com, Digital Indie Music Hub, Launches With SubPop, Anti-, Epitaph, Rhymesayers

    October 18, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Bill Armstrong has a vision. The co-owner of Side One Dummy Records, a Los Angeles-based independent record company representing the like of Gogol Bordello and the Gaslight Anthem, believes that independent record companies, like the scenes they g ...

  6. Label Titans Survey The Landscape At 'Flying The Indie Flag' SXSW Panel

    March 18, 2011 4:02 PM EDT After Arcade Fire sold out Madison Square Garden and won Album of the Year Grammy, the indie world seemed ready to take on the mainstream rock world in terms of above-ground cultural clout. This well-attended -- and instructive, if rather dry -- p ...

  7. Andy Kotowicz, 1972-2010

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records VP of sales and marketing Andy Kotowicz died in Seattle from injuries sustained in an Oct. 21 car accident. He was 37. Since arriving at the label in 2000, Kotowicz served as A&R rep for such acts as Mudhoney, Wolf Eyes, Pissed ...

  8. Sub Pop Signs Australian Deal

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian independent music company Inertia has reached an exclusive arrangement with Sub Pop to distribute the iconic Seattle label's works down under. With immediate effect, Inertia will represent all Sub Pop's upcoming and catalog re ...

  9. Business Matters: Jelli, Sub Pop, Live Nation, KISS

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Jelli has partnered with Triton Media to launch two of its crowdsourced radio shows to national syndication. Ten stations, including WBOS in Boston and KXTE in Las Vegas. Jelli allows people to select online which songs they want to hear on ter ...

  10. PIAS U.K. Picks Up Sub Pop

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS U.K. has signed a digital and physical distribution deal with Seattle record label Sub Pop. The deal becomes effective on Sept. 15 and will see PIAS distribute all future Sub Pop releases in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including forthcomi ...

  11. 'Conchords' To Offer Next Day Downloads, Album

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flight Of The Conchords' eponymous HBO show returns to the airwaves on Jan. 18, and this time around, fans will be able to purchase music from each episode the day after it airs, Billboard can reveal. Shortly after the conclusion of the 10-ep ...

  12. The Billboard Q&A: Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Venerable indie label Sub Pop has been declared dead twice in its 20 years on Earth: first in 1991, with a Seattle Weekly cover that asked, "Is Sub Pop About to Pop?," and again in 1998, when Rolling Stone said, "Its future looks bl ...

  13. The Shins Releasing Next Album On Frontman's Label

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman James Mercer's Aural Apothecary label, Billboard can reveal. The beloved indie rock group's first three albums were released by Sub Pop. "The deal will ...

  14. The Vaselines Reunite For Festival Dates

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish indie rock act the Vaselines -- whose music was covered in the 1990s by Nirvana -- has reunited for two upcoming festival performances. Vaselines members Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee will reportedly appear at Scotland's Tigerfest o ...

  15. Sub Pop Celebrates 20th With Seattle Bash

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's Marymoor Park, featuring performances by bands from throughout the indie label's storied past and present. Among the groups reuniting or breaking long ...

  16. Download Shop For Sub Pop

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie label Sub Pop has launched a digital download store. The store is currently stocking 200 titles and the label hopes to eventually make its entire catalog available for download. At this point, Sub Pop is only selling full album ...

  17. DIY Probed As ITC Concludes

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day of the In The City conference came to a close Monday with a lively panel discussion on new British music. Culminating in a tribute to the late Tony Wilson, who passed away in August of this year, the forum predicted a posit ...

  18. WMG Issues Termination Notice To DRM-Free Service

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has sent a notice of termination to the recently launched DRM-free music service AnywhereCD. The service, which was formed by Michael Robertson, founder of the original MP3.com, is stocked with music from a variety of labels inc ...

  19. ADA Spearheading Indie Rock Compilation Series

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Distributor ADA and top indie labels may be teaming to create a series of compilations modeled after the very successful "NOW That's What I Call Music" series. However, sources tell Billboard.biz the series is in the earliest discus ...

  20. Sub Pop Launches Hardly Art Imprint

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie Sub Pop records has launched a sub-label in Hardly Art. Sub Pop head Jonathan Poneman will oversee the imprint, and Sarah Moody has been named Hardly Art GM. Moody joined the publicity team at Sub Pop in 2005, and will now shif ...