Tooth & Nail Records

Tooth & Nail Records is a Christian rock record label[1] founded by Brandon Ebel in California in November 1993. The label later moved to Seattle, Washington where it is situated today. It has been home to many well-known musical acts, including Underoath, Hawk Nelson, Emery, The Almost, FM Static, Family Force 5, and MxPx.

Tooth & Nail Records
Tooth and Nail Records logo.png
Parent companyCapitol Christian Music Group
Founded1993 (1993)
FounderBrandon Ebel
Distributor(s)RED, Sony Music
GenreChristian rock, Christian alternative rock, Christian metal, Christian punk
Country of originUnited States
LocationSeattle, Washington
Official websitewww.toothandnail.com

Tooth & Nail's first album released was Wish for Eden's Pet the Fish,[2] which was produced by Michael Knott and originally slated to be released by Blonde Vinyl. Subsequent releases from The Juliana Theory, MxPx, and Starflyer 59 made Tooth & Nail a strong force in Christian music circles, as well as a niche underground subculture in itself. Prior to forming Tooth & Nail, Ebel worked for the Christian label Frontline.[3]

OverviewEdit

Eight Tooth & Nail-affiliated albums have been RIAA-certified as Gold for sales of 500,000 or more copies. The label saw one of its greatest successes when Underoath's Define the Great Line debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2006.[4]

The label also released a limited edition hard cover book, with the proceeds going to benefit Music Cares.[5]

RIAA gold certificationsEdit

Artist Album
Jeremy Camp Carried Me: The Worship Project
Stay
Restored
Beyond Measure
There Will Be a Day[6]
Underoath Define the Great Line
They're Only Chasing Safety
Kutless Strong Tower
MxPx Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo

Nominations and awardsEdit

Year Artist Album / Song Award Result / Category Other
2006 Norma Jean O God, the Aftermath Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package Solid State Records
2007 Fair The Best Worst-Case Scenario Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package
Underoath "Writing on the Walls" Grammy Nominated - Best Short Form Music Video Solid State Records/Tooth & Nail Records
2008 The Fold Secrets Keep You Sick Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package
2009 Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My Friend Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package BEC Recordings/Tooth & Nail Records
Jeremy Camp Speaking Louder Than Before Grammy Nominated - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album BEC Recordings
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package Solid State Records

StructureEdit

Tooth & Nail contains multiple imprints, each catering to a different genre of music:

On March 13, 2013 it was announced that Brandon Ebel had sold the entire Tooth & Nail music catalog to Capitol Christian Music Group (formerly EMI Christian Music Group) and by doing so was able to buy back the 50% stake in Tooth & Nail formerly owned by EMI making it an independent record label. It will retain the rights to all future releases with a new distributor, RED Distribution.[8]

Label artistsEdit

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Former: activeEdit

Former: disbandedEdit

Former: On hiatus or inactiveEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Capitol Christian Music Group Completes Acquisition of Tooth & Nail's Catalog, T&N to Re-Launch". Billboard. March 13, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Brown, Bruce A. (February 1994). "R.E.X. Begins to Distribute for Grrr Records". CCM Magazine. 16 (8): 12.
  3. ^ a b c Bonham, Chad (May–June 1998). "Tooth & Nail". 7ball (18): 22–25. ISSN 1082-3980.
  4. ^ "Underoath – Define the Great Line". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "Tooth & Nail celebrates 20 years". CBA. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  6. ^ http://76.74.24.142/C0BA6DD1-CBDD-ADFF-640D-FF2E63E89351.pdf[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Tooth & Nail Records". Discogs. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "CCMG Purchases Tooth & Nail Catalog". allaccess.com. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  9. ^ Tooth & Nail. "Tooth & Nail - Artists". Tooth & Nail Records. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

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