[PIAS] Signs US Leader Hopeless Records

  • [PIAS] to handle sales and distribution for Hopeless Records in the UK & Ireland
  • Hopeless Records ranks in world’s Top 20 record labels for sales

London, 15th March 2012 – Today [PIAS] announces the signing of Hopeless Records, seeing [PIAS] assume responsibility for the sales and distribution of the California record label in the UK & Ireland.

Hopeless Records, located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California was started in 1993 by Louis Posen, and the label’s artists are in the genre of punk rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, alternative rock and metal. Artists signed to the label include: Yellowcard, The Used, We Are The In Crowd, Silverstein, The Wonder Years, There For Tomorrow, Enter Shikari (North America), Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, and many more. Throughout the 18 year history of the label, Hopeless has released over 200 albums and launched the careers of such artist as Avenged Sevenfold, All Time Low and Thrice. The label is consistently in the Top 20 record labels in the world by sales and last year celebrated 9 of their 11 releases charting in the Billboard Top 200.

Known for its charitable side, the Hopeless Records Sub City arm of the label hosts an annual benefit tour called the Take Action Tour, which produces a compilation album Take Action! To date, the effort has raised more than $2 million for more than 50 non-profit organizations. Sub City was recently recognized for its humanitarian work by the 110th U.S. Congress, the California Senate, the Los Angeles City Council, the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM), Billboard magazine, Alternative Press and the Los Angeles Times, amongst many others.

Nav Sidhu, UK representative for Hopeless Records, said:  “We’re excited to be working with PIAS in the UK, they have a successful history of working with great labels, and It’s the perfect home for Hopeless Records.”

Craig Caukill, Head of Label Management at PIAS UK adds “Hopeless are a very exciting proposition for PIAS , they arrive with a great catalogue, a new album from The Used (Mar 26) & we pick-up the reins with on-going priority act We Are The In Crowd.”

 

About [PIAS]

[PIAS] is Europe’s leader in the provision of specialist services for the licensing, distribution, sales and marketing of music, film and comedy on an international basis. [PIAS] is dedicated to providing repertoire creators and owners with specialist, premium level services that enable them to develop and maximise the value associated with their artists, products and brands.

Originally founded in 1982 and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, [PIAS] supplies a range of highly professional services for leading repertoire owners across both physical and digital routes to market. The group has significant operations in UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and Ireland. In addition [PIAS] has interests in USA and Australia plus an extensive international network of partners that enables it to offer its services on a truly global basis.

[PIAS] also owns premium repertoire and rights through its [PIAS] Recordings stable of labels that includes the Wall of SoundDifferent and Play It Again Sam imprints. Additional interests include [PIAS] Comedy and the Strictly Confidential publishing operations and joint venture film company Twin Pics.

 

About Hopeless Records

Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to Yellowcard, The Used, We Are The In Crowd, Silverstein, The Wonder Years, There For Tomorrow, Enter Shikari (North America), Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, and many more. Throughout the 18 year history of the label, Hopeless has released over 200 albums and launched the careers of such artist as Avenged Sevenfold, All Time Low and Thrice.

The label is consistently in the Top 20 record labels in the world by sales and last year  celebrated 9 of their 11 releases charting in the Billboard Top 200. The labels charitable arm, Sub City which connects bands, fans and causes they are passionate about recently surpassed raising over 2 million dollars for over  50 non-profit organizations.

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