[56], Imagine Dragons' Smoke + Mirrors debuted on the Billboard album charts at number one in March 2015. [12], Interscope began to develop a significant presence in the alternative genre in 1992. Young), Scott Storch (as S. Storch) & Mike Elizondo (as M. Elizondo) Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Rock-It Cargo, a shipping company which has an immense list of musical clients, shipped music cases that allegedly contained drugs to New York City studios. UMG and Interscope will continue to cooperate with the United States Attorney’s Office regarding this matter.”[85], In 1997, Trauma filed a $100 million lawsuit against Interscope that charged the company with fraud and the unfulfillment of a two-year promise to assign No Doubt to Trauma's roster. Six additional Interscope releases were in the Top 100. On December 1, 1995, the Los Angeles Times noted that with five albums on that week's pop charts and sales of $350 million over the previous three years, "what may have been a smart move politically for Time Warner is now looking like a financial fiasco. Eminem – Curtains Up (Skit) 2. Lil Uzi Vert) Die Lit. [53][54], Six Interscope releases appeared in the Billboard year end album charts in 2014: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem, Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey, V by Maroon 5, Native from OneRepublic, Lady Gaga's ARTPOP, and Oxymoron by Schoolboy Q. In September, Time Warner announced it would disassociate itself from Interscope by selling its half-interest in the company to Field and Iovine for $115 million. The label was frequently criticized for overspending on artist acquisitions and joint ventures, however, with revenue for 1996 estimated at $250 million, it operated at a profit. In 1989, Ted Field began to build Interscope Records as a division of his film company, Interscope Communications. [47], In June 2010 Eminem's Recovery entered the Billboard 200 at number one, his sixth album to do so. [57] Lamar won five Grammys in 2016. "[76][77] The Tweet was later deleted. Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. Interscope responded that JCOR had hid its true financial position at the time it signed its distribution contract and had attempted to use Interscope's money to finance its business. Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. [74], In discussing his 2006 album The Captain & the Kid with Cameron Crowe in Rolling Stone, Elton John said: "I was so furious with Interscope Records because they put it out and they dropped it. "[73] Nine Inch Nails signed with Columbia Records in 2013. [82] The Drug Enforcement Administration inspected the year-long case and stated that the Los Angeles offices of Interscope Records were used for pickups and deliveries of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in 2010 and 2011. Album Delayed Because Label Thinks It's Too Positive, Says Singer", "Eve Reveals Frustrations With Interscope Records Over 'Lip Lock' Album Delay", "BLINK-182 SPLIT FROM MAJOR LABEL INTERSCOPE, NOW UNSIGNED", "Q&A with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails", "Trent Reznor on Nine Inch Nails' Columbia Signing: 'I'm Not a Major Label Apologist, "TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith Blames Interscope For Kendrick Lamar's Album Leak", "Kendrick Lamar 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Album Leaked By iTunes", "Update: Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Gets Surprise Digital Release", "Die Antwoord leave Interscope, will release 'TEN$ION' on their own new indie label", "Die Antwoord's Totally Insane Words of Wisdom", "Did Die Antwoord Dump Interscope Records? [41], In March 2005, Interscope launched Cherrytree Records with Martin Kierszenbaum, its head of international operations. [81], In September 2011, it was reported by federal prosecutors that the Interscope Geffen A&M Records building was used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transport center. [72], In 2007, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor criticized Universal Music Group for the inflated price of Year Zero in Australia. Speak No Evil (Night Dreamer) Blue Note Records. [58] In August 2017, JoJo announced she had re-signed to Interscope, in a joint venture deal to launch her own music imprint, Clover Music. Certified Hit Maker (AVA Leak). To run it, he hired John McClain, who had played a central role in Janet Jackson's success at A&M Records, and Tom Whalley, who had been the head of A&R at Capitol Records. by MERLIN BEATS @ http://www.merlinbeats.com with *FREE DOWNLOADS! Listed in parentheses are names of Interscope Records affiliated labels for which the artist may be signed to. Feist and Robyn were among Cherrytree's first artists. Kierszenbaum, also a producer and A&R executive, focused initially on developing artists from outside the United States. [45][46], Lady Gaga's studio debut The Fame was released in August 2008; it was re-released with eight new songs as The Fame Monster in November 2009. The founder of Fueled By Ramen, Janick had previous success with artists including Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Panic! The fastest-selling rap album in history, it sold 1.76 million copies in its first week. said her album Matangi was held because the label felt the record she turned in was "too positive" for her fans. Artists; Videos; Menu; Secondary Menu. In a 1997 article in Rolling Stone, David Wild wrote: "Interscope's start-up coincided with a period of incredible change in the music world. Records by Eminem, Dre, Eve, Nine Inch Nails, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Blackstreet, Smash Mouth and others generated an estimated $40 million in profit during the final six months of 1999.