Matador Records

Record Label

Matador Records is an independent record label headquartered in New York City.

Founded by Chris Lombardi in 1989 – who was later joined by Gerald Cosloy a year later – the label has signed artists including Queens Of The Stone Age, Liz Phair, Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Kurt Vile, Savages, and Cat Power.

In 1996, Matador sold a 49% equity stake in its business to Capitol Records, but this was re-acquired by Lombardi and Cosloy in 1999.

Beggars Group acquired 50% of Matador in 2002, a stake it holds to this day.Music Business Worldwide

Matador Records In The News

1 2