LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess) – Hopeless Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the Van Nuys-based label kicked things off this week by debuting a brand new logo (pictured above).
Since its inception in 1993, Hopeless has come to be regarded as one of the most iconic and longest standing independent record labels. They’ve released more than 350 albums by countless established acts such as Yellowcard, All Time Low, The Used, Tonight Alive, Wonder Years, Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, and Bayside, with sales exceeding more than eight million.
The label’s non-profit arm, Sub City, which works to raise awareness for various non-profit organizations by connecting artists, fans and causes they are passionate about, has also raised over 2.5 million dollars for more than 50 non-profit organizations including: Living the Dream, It Gets Better Project, A Place Called Home, DoSomething.org, and New Directions for Youth.
Of the monumental quarter decade anniversary, label founder and president Louis Posen said: “Hopeless is a story that’s much more than a personal dream come true. It is an example that our challenges help us stumble upon our strengths. It shows that putting principles before profit results in profit, and it shows that a long-term commitment to artist development works. From being dared to release a 7 inch, 25 years ago, too many top five records, Hopeless has been an amazing journey of learning, laughing, and loving. I am truly lucky, honored, and privileged to be on this journey with such an incredible artist roster, team of people, and wonderful music community.”
To keep the celebrations going, Hopeless Records has a ton of special releases, giveaways, and events planned throughout the year ahead so stay tuned.