[PIAS] has signed a deal with Hopeless Records that will see it assume responsibility for the sales and distribution of the California record label in the UK & Ireland.
Hopeless Records, located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles was started in 1993 by Louis Posen, with artists signed to the label including 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 organisations.
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.”Music Business Worldwide