Artemis Records

Artemis Records was a New York-based independent record label, founded in July 1999 by Danny Goldberg with Daniel Glass as President,[1][2] and closed in April 2006. The label was acquired by E1 Entertainment.

Artemis had a leading share of the U.S. independent label market from 2001 to 2003. It released the last three albums of Warren Zevon's career including the Grammy-winning The Wind,[3] five albums by Steve Earle including his Grammy winner The Revolution Starts Now,[4] as well as gold albums by Kittie, Kurupt and Khia. Artemis also released the triple-platinum album Who Let the Dogs Out by the Baha Men, as well as albums by The Pretenders, Rickie Lee Jones Josh Joplin and Jimmie Vaughan.

As of 2006, Artemis Records was owned by Sheridan Square Entertainment LLC (SSE), an independent music company then based in New York. SSE's label group included Artemis Records, Artemis Classics, Vanguard Classics, Triloka Records, Tone-Cool Records, Ropeadope and Compendia (including Light Records).[5] As well as those listed above, its artists included the Rosewood Thieves. SSE also owned the distribution company Musicrama.

In 2006 Richard Branson sold the North America division of his V2 Records label to SSE[6] for $15 million. SSE then merged Artemis Records into V2 North America.

In 2009, the newly formed IndieBlu Music Holdings LLC acquired SSE's business, including V2 North America, in a UCC foreclosure auction. IndieBlu was acquired by Entertainment One in 2010.[5][7][8]

Artemis Records
Artemis Records logo
FounderDanny Goldberg
Distributor(s)E1 Entertainment
GenrePop, alternative
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City



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  2. ^ "Update: Targeting Kids". PBS NewsHour. 2000-09-13. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  3. ^ "Singer Warren Zevon Dies At 56". MTV. 2003-09-08. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  4. ^ "Steve Earle: The Revolution Starts... Now". PopMatters. 2004-09-01. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  5. ^ a b Chris Walsh (29 April 2010). "E1 Acquires IndieBlu". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ "V2 North America and Sheridan Square Entertainment Form New Company". PR Newswire. 23 November 2005. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Light Records". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Company Overview of IndieBlu Music Holdings LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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American Apathy

American Apathy is the fourth studio album by nu metal band Dope. It was released July 26, 2005, on Artemis Records and managed to sell 9,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album shows the band going back to a more aggressive style of music, incorporating more industrial metal and nu metal elements than on their previous album Group Therapy. The album has sold over 100,000 copies in US.

Before the Robots

Before the Robots is the studio follow-up album to Better Than Ezra's 2001 studio release Closer and debut album on Artemis Records. It was released on April 4, 2005, internationally and a day later in North America.

The band enjoyed their biggest success since 1996's Friction, Baby on the reworked single "A Lifetime," which first appeared on 2001's Closer. The tracks "A Southern Thing" and "Our Last Night" also gained some radio airplay. Additionally, the album track "Juicy" was the featured music in promotions for the second season of the ABC series Desperate Housewives.

Prior to the album's release, the band offered to autograph all copies of the album pre-ordered through their website.

The album title reportedly came to the band's drummer Travis McNabb in a dream. He dreamt of seeing a UK buzz band called Before the Robots. The next day, he asked fellow band members if there was such a band. Upon finding out there was not, they decided to adopt the phrase for this album's title.

On January 22, 2010, American country-pop singer Taylor Swift covered "Breathless" at a performance at the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief event, a charity telethon to benefit the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Swift has also been known to cover "Our Last Night" at many of her concerts.

Catch the Moon

Catch the Moon is an album by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell released in 2003 by Artemis Records. The album is a collection of children's music played in a folk music style. It comes in the form of a child's cardboard storybook written by Erin Courtney and illustrated by Bonnie Brook Mitchell. The CD slides out the top of the back cover.

Hello Lisa

Hello Lisa is an album by Lisa Loeb, released in 2002 by Artemis Records.

Jerusalem (Steve Earle album)

Jerusalem is the 10th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2002. A concept album, it has a political theme, and contains songs about a post–September 11, 2001 world.

Just an American Boy

Just An American Boy is a live album by Steve Earle. The album was released in 2003.

Life'll Kill Ya

Life'll Kill Ya is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on January 25, 2000, by Artemis Records.

Loose Screw

Loose Screw is the eighth studio album by rock group The Pretenders, and was released in 2002. It was the first time that the Pretenders had the same credited band line-up (Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, Andy Hobson and Adam Seymour) on three consecutive studio albums.

Mafia (Black Label Society album)

Mafia is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Black Label Society, released March 8, 2005. It is one of the band's most commercially successful releases selling over 250,000 copies in the U.S. The track "In This River" was written before the death of Zakk Wylde's friend and fellow guitarist Dimebag Darrell, but it has since been dedicated to him.

My Ride's Here

My Ride's Here is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on May 7, 2002, by Artemis Records. Zevon described it as "a meditation on death"; it was released several months before Zevon was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.

My Ride's Here finds Zevon collaborating with a number of writers from outside the world of music - not the first time, on The Envoy he co-wrote "The Overdraft" with novelist Tom McGuane. He also covers Serge Gainsbourg's "

Laissez-Moi Tranquille" which roughly translates as "leave me alone". Gainsbourg first recorded it in 1960 on the Romantique 60 EP. "I Have to Leave" was a song by Zevon's high school friend, Dan McFarland, formerly of the band Sinch.

One Long Year

One Long Year is Todd Rundgren's seventeenth album, released in 2000. It is composed of recordings that were released initially only to subscribers to Rundgren's online Patronet facility, as well as other miscellany. To promote the album Rundgren performed "I Hate My Frickin' I.S.P." on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Our Last Night (Better Than Ezra song)

"Our Last Night" is the second single from the 2005 Better Than Ezra studio album, Before the Robots, written by lead vocalist, Kevin Griffin. It was released as a commercial single in 2005.

Safe (EP)

Safe is the second EP by Kittie, a Canadian heavy metal all-women band from London, Ontario. It was released in 2002. It is dedicated "In Loving Memory of Dave Williams". The EP sold 25,000 units in the United States. It received very little promotion, only appearing on 2 major rock/heavy metal magazines.

Side Tracks

Side Tracks is a compilation album by Steve Earle. The album was released in 2002.

The Revolution Starts Now (album)

The Revolution Starts Now is the 11th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2004.

Earle received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for this album at the 47th Grammy Awards held February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Wind (Warren Zevon album)

The Wind is the twelfth and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung), and it was released just two weeks before his death on September 7, 2003. The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys.

Who Let the Dogs Out (album)

Who Let the Dogs Out is the sixth studio album by Bahamas-based musical group Baha Men. It was released by S-Curve Records and Edel Music in 2000.

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