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Photo Finish Records

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Distributor(s)  Caroline/UMG
Location  New York, NY
Founded  2006
Country of origin  United States
Founder  Matt Galle

Genre  Alternative rock pop hip hop indie rock electronica
Official website  Official website of Photo Finish Records
Artists  3OH!3, MisterWives, Anthony Green, The Downtown Fiction, Sean Foreman
Albums  Streets of Gold, Omens, Avalon, Beautiful Things, Lucy Gray

Photo Finish Records is an independent record label located in New York City, New York, United States. The label was started in 2006 by booking agent Matt Galle (named Billboard's "40 under 40"") and is known for a diverse roster that includes alternative bands, indie/pop bands, and hip hop artists.


Photo finish records 10 year anniversary


The label's first release was in November 2006 when they put out the debut Envy on the Coast five song EP. Shortly after, they signed Danger Radio, and released their EP and debut studio album.

Photo Finish achieved success with its next signing 3OH!3. The band's debut album WANT debuted at number 88 and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The band's song "Don't Trust Me" ranked in the number 1 position on the Top 40 Charts and eventually sold over 3 million digital copies. As of February 2014, WANT remains the label's most successful release.

Anthony Green's album Avalon debuted in August 2008 at number 44 on the Billboard charts, making it the label's most successful first-week performance for a release.

Over the past ten years Photo Finish has sold over a million albums and more than 15 million singles including the hit "Don't Trust Me" by the label's best-selling artists 3OH!3 which went to No. 1 on the Billboard's Pop Songs chart in July 2009.

In 2016, Photo Finish Records inked a partnership deal with Caroline, whereby Caroline will distribute the indie label's releases.

Current artists

  • MisterWives
  • The Mowgli's
  • Marian Hill
  • Handsome Ghost
  • Alumni artists

  • Brick + Mortar
  • Danger Radio
  • The Downtown Fiction
  • Envy on the Coast
  • Fighting with Wire
  • Hit the Lights
  • I Fight Dragons
  • 3OH!3
  • Rival Schools
  • Orphan Twins
  • Paper Rival
  • Studio albums

    2016 The Brilliant Glow

  • Artist: Handsome Ghost
  • Released: Fall 2016
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2016 Where'd Your Weekend Go?

  • Artist: The Mowgli's
  • Released: Fall 2016
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2016 Just Wanna See EP

  • Artist: SHAED
  • Released: Fall 2016
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2015 Kids in Love

  • Artist: The Mowgli's
  • Released: Spring 2015
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2015 Our Own House

  • Artist: MisterWives
  • Released: Spring 2015
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2013 Snapshot

  • Artist: The Strypes
  • Released: Sept 9, 2013
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2013 Waiting for The Dawn

  • Artist: The Mowgli's
  • Released: Winter 2013
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2013 Omens

  • Artist: 3OH!3
  • Released: June 18, 2013
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2012 Beautiful Things

  • Artist: Anthony Green
  • Released: January 13, 2012
  • Genre: Alternative
  • 2011 Let's Be Animals

  • Artist: The Downtown Fiction
  • Released: Spring 2011
  • Genre: Pop punk
  • Compilations/Samplers

  • Alternative Press Compilation Vol. 1
  • References

    Photo Finish Records Wikipedia

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