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
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."
1 Business practices
2 Artists released on Ipecac Recordings
3 See also
5 External links
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." 
"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."
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."
Ipecac has offices in California.
Artists released on Ipecac Recordings
Bohren & Der Club of Gore
The Curse of the Golden Vampire
Dalek (visual artist) / HAZE XXL (Tom Hazelmyer)
The Desert Sessions
DJ Eddie Def
East West Blast Test
Faith No More
Faith No More (Distribution only)
Melvins Big Band
Flat Earth Society
Gangpol & Mit
General Patton / The X-Ecutioners
The Golding Institute
The Kids of Widney High
The Lucky Stars
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
Melvins / Lustmord
Mouse On Mars
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age (Vinyl distribution only)
The Tango Saloon
The Book of Knots
Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
Vincent & Mr. Green
Otto Von Schirach
The Young Gods
Yoshimi and Yuka
Ipecac Recordings discography
List of record labels
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
Official homepage of Ipecac Recordings