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Ipecac Recordings
Ipecac Recordings
is an independent record label based in California. It was founded on April 1, 1999 by Greg Werckman (ex-label manager of Alternative Tentacles, ex-lead singer of Duh, ex-employee of Mercury Records) and Mike Patton
Mike Patton
(Faith No More, ex-Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom and Mondo Cane) in Alameda, California. Originally the label was created for the sole purpose of releasing the first Fantômas album. Since then, they have gone on to distribute other artists like Melvins, Isis, as well as several of Patton's other projects and collaborations. The label is named after syrup of ipecac, an emetic, or vomit-inducing, medicine. Its slogan is "Ipecac Recordings--Making People Sick Since 1999."

Contents

1 Business practices 2 Artists released on Ipecac Recordings 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Business practices[edit] Ipecac is distinguished from most labels (independent labels included) by their policy of signing bands to only one album contracts. Werckman claims that "when starting our label we decided that it did not feel right to “own” the artists on our label. Instead we would rent or license records from artists that we liked." [2] "Lawyers or businesspeople call us morons for only doing one-record deals," Werckman scoffs. "They say, 'You're not really anything, then.' Well, we like our catalogue. We like the records we put out. Our bands aren't rushing away. Our job isn't to own any artist. We're here to put out the art that people create."[3] Low overhead and no video or promotional cost partnered with very little distribution costs allow for hearty royalties "Every six months I send those guys royalty checks," Werckman says. "It's great. It's the way it should be. Even bands that are very successful — when they get royalty checks from us, they're stunned."[3] Ipecac has offices in California.[4] Artists released on Ipecac Recordings[edit]

Beak Bohren & Der Club of Gore Circus Devils Crystal Fairy Imani Coppola The Curse of the Golden Vampire Dalek (visual artist) / HAZE XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) Dälek
Dälek
(musicians) The Desert Sessions DJ Eddie Def Dub Trio East West Blast Test End eX-Girl Faith No More
Faith No More
(Distribution only) Fantômas Fantômas Melvins
Melvins
Big Band Farmers Market Flat Earth Society Gangpol & Mit General Patton / The X-Ecutioners Ghostigital The Golding Institute Goon Moon Guapo Neil Hamburger Hella Zach Hill Isis Kaada Kaada/Patton Eyvind Kang kid606 The Kids of Widney High Le Butcherettes The Locust The Lucky Stars MadLove Maldoror Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan
& Duke Garwood Melvins Melvins
Melvins
/ Lustmord Messer Chups Moistboyz Mondo Generator Mondo Cane Ennio Morricone Mouse On Mars Mugison Mutation Northern State Orthrelm Palms Peeping Tom Phantomsmasher Pink Anvil Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age
(Vinyl distribution only) Qui Brian Reitzell Omar Rodríguez-López Ruins Sax Ruins Sensational Skeleton Key Steroid Maximus Retox Rob Swift Tanya Tagaq The Tango Saloon Tipsy Tomahawk The Book of Knots Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant Unsane Venomous Concept Vincent & Mr. Green Otto Von Schirach The Young Gods Yoshimi and Yuka Zu

See also[edit]

Ipecac Recordings
Ipecac Recordings
discography List of record labels

References[edit]

^ http://www.pias.com/uk/ipecac-recordings-join-the-pias-family/ ^ Ipecac Recordings
Ipecac Recordings
Interview [M3 Event] ^ a b David Downs (2007-01-17). "Orinda's Noise Vomitorium". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2016-05-21.  ^ Ryan Koesuma (2003-06-04). "Interview with Greg Werckman from Ipecac Records". Death Rock Star: Interviews and Features. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 

External links[edit]

Official homepage of Ipecac Recordings Ipecac Rec

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