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Changes: For fans of Wind-up Artists’

Wind-up Records recently completed a deal to sell its legacy master recordings to The Bicycle Music Company, the Concord Music Group and their affiliates.  The library includes master recordings, albums and multimedia produced by Wind-up and its artists over a 16-year period, including seventy-six RIAA gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond award certifications from artists that include Creed, Drowning Pool, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Seether and many more.

"Today is a great day for Wind-up and our amazing group of artists,” said Wind-Up CEO & President Ed Vetri about the move.  “Our roster of platinum, multi-platinum and diamond artists will now be able to call Concord and Bicycle their new home.  I am confident with the experience of their staffs and scale of the combined companies our artists will find continued growth and achieve even greater levels of success. The future of Wind-up is diverse, exciting and strong.  We continue to build our strength as an artist-driven independent label with our growing roster of amazing new talent with the goal of developing career artists."

Wind-up Records currently has a roster of over fifteen acts including Civil Twilight, Jillette Johnson, The Griswolds, The Virginmarys, Young Guns, Strange Talk, The Revivalists, James Durbin, Five for Fighting, Scott Stapp, The Darkness, Crobot, Filter, Genevieve and Aranda. The company now owns countless masters copyrights; it also includes a management company with a dozen clients, a publishing operation and a merchandising company.

Amazon mp3 3

100 for $5

We are excited to announce that Amazon mp3 has selected Creed, Evanescence and Finger Eleven for their 100 for $5 feature.  Get them as gift or for yourself (or both) and share them with your friends.  If you do download it, don’t forget to leave a review!


Google Play Wind-up 15th Anniversary

Our artists Google Play pages are up and running! Check out classic albums from Creed, Evanescence, Jillette Johnson, Seether, Filter, The Darkness, Scott Stapp, Aranda, Finger Eleven, 12 Stones, Drowning Pool, Civil Twilight, James Durbin, Five for Fighting, The Virginmarys, Young Guns, Company of Thieves  and ! All the albums are on sale for a limited price due in part to our 15 year anniversary. Check it all out here!




NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2013) – Wind-up Records, one of the largest independently-owned record labels, was founded in 1997 and has successfully launched the careers of numerous multi-platinum artists such as Evanescence, Creed, Seether and Finger Eleven, built a diverse roster of artists which include The Darkness, Five for Fighting, James Durbin and O.A.R. and has scouted and developed several award-winning, newer artists such as Civil Twilight, The Virginmarys, Young Guns and Jillette Johnson.

To celebrate their 15-year anniversary, Wind-up is releasing an exclusive limited edition 10 inch red vinyl of rare tracks from Creed, Seether, Finger Eleven, Young Guns, The Virginmarys and The Darkness at participating retailers on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. “We are pleased to be participating in Record Store Day this year” said Wind-up’s Chief Executive Officer, Ed Vetri. “Celebrating our 15 year anniversary with this collectable vinyl album is a great way to acknowledge our great Rock history and our unwavering commitment to Rock music today. We hope Wind-up fans enjoy the red vinyl and feel not just a great sense of our history, but a glimpse of what we are doing now. We thank our artists who participated in this promotion and our fans who have been great supporters of Wind-up over the years.”

This collection celebrates tracks that hold important milestones for the label. Creed’s “What’s This Life For” (Blue Collar Version) is the original version of the song that was eventually included on My Own Prison, the album that launched their career spawning several hit singles and generated sales of over nine million copies worldwide. Finger Eleven’s “Change The World” (Acoustic Mix) is a rare B-side from their fifth full length studio album Them vs. You vs. Me, which was released in 2007, and is an RIAA Gold Certified Album as well as the 2008 Juno Award winner for Rock Album of the Year. Additional rare tracks include Seether’s “Driven Under” (Live Acoustic), a standout track taken from One Cold Night, which was a live acoustic album released in 2006. The Darkness’ “Love Is Not The Answer” (Acoustic Demo) appeared on digital version only of the band’s first album in over five years, the critically acclaimed Hot Cakes. Newer Wind-up artist tracks include Young Guns’ debut album and title track, “Bones” (Acoustic) which recently reach #1 on the active rock charts and “Dead Man’s Shoes” (Stripped Recording) from The Virginmarys’ recent release, King of Conflict.

Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, Wind-up has shipped over 60 million units worldwide, garnered seven multi-platinum albums (including one diamond – sales over 10 million) and seven gold albums. Wind-up has licensed music to high-profile television shows and motion pictures including several movie soundtracks. Combining a team of creative A&R scouts, in-house writers and engineers with its own recording studio, Wind-up cultivates a fluid and collaborative recording process with its artists; As pioneers of the 360-degree deal, Wind-up umbrellas several other entities including various publishing companies, a touring division, a television corporation and Pronto Merch, a full-service merchandise company.

A year-long set of events and promotions honoring Wind-up’s decade and a half’s worth of music history have been taking place to commemorate the occasion. Past promotions have included an iTunes 15th Anniversary Slider, eMusic highlighted Wind-up and offered a anniversary sampler of 12 free tracks, 7digtial featured a dedicated branded page for Wind-up featuring titles for $5.00, VEVO featured a playlist of Wind-up’s most watched videos, Spotify held a “Subscribe to Win” contest and RDIO featured 15th anniversary playlists. Most recently, at SXSW this year, Wind-up showcased some of their exciting newer artists - Civil Twilight, The Virginmarys, Young Guns, Aranda and Jillette Johnson at Empire Control Room for their 15th Anniversary SXSW party.

Limited Edition Record Store 10 Inch Track Listing:
Side A:
1. The Virginmarys – “Dead Man’s Shoes” (Stripped Recording)
2. Young Guns – “Bones” (Acoustic)
3. The Darkness – “Love Is Not The Answer” (Acoustic Demo)

Side B:
4. Seether – “Driven Under” (Live Acoustic)
5. Finger Eleven – “Change The World” (Acoustic Mix)
6. Creed – “What’s This Life For” (Blue Collar Version)

About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.


$5 Albums with Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3 is currently offering several Wind-up artists albums for a limited time price of $5. Click the link below and scroll through all 2000 albums and pick your favorites.

Limited time pricing includes albums from Evanescence, Seether, Aranda, Civil Twilight, Finger Eleven, Young Guns, The Darkness, Company of Thieves, Creed, Scott Stapp, O.A.R., and Five For Fighting!


Albums & EP’s on iTunes from $3.45

Looking for a way to spend that Holiday Gift Card? For a limited time you can go to iTunes and download some of the latest and greatest Wind-up albums for a once in a lifetime price. Click the links below and stock up on new tunes for 2013.

Young Guns - Bones
Civil Twilight
Jillette Johnson - Whiskey and Frosting EP
The Virginmarys - Dead Man's Shoes EP
O.A.R. - King
Aranda - Stop the World
James Durbin - Memories of a Beautiful Disaster
The Darkness - Hot Cakes
Finger Eleven
Drowning Pool
Alter Bridge - One Day Remains
Five For Fighting - Slice
Walk the Line Soundtrack

Countdown to 2013 – Daily Giveaways!

We're celebrating the end of 2013 with a countdown from the Wind-up Records gift room! Featuring a different Wind-up artist every day till 2013, one winner will be chosen each day to win a prize pack from that band + some Wind-up swag!  Here's what you can win!


12/20 - Civil Twilight –Holy Weather vinyl, iphone case, T-shirt and notebook

12/21 - Jillette Johnson – t-shirt, magnet and notebook

12/22 - Seether – shot glasses, tshirt

12/23 - Evanescence – CD’s – fallen, the open door, anywhere but home, evanescence

12/24 - James Durbin – wallet, tshirt, bandana

12/25 - Creed- CDs - human clay, full circle, weathered, my own prison

12/26 - Finger Eleven – T-shirt, guitar pics, CD’s – the greyest of the blue skies, Life Turns Electric, Tip, Them vs. You vs. Me, Self-titled

12/27 - Five For Fighting - Cd

12/28 - The Darkness – cowbell, signed CD and patch

12/29 - Young Guns – exclusive poster

12/30 - Aranda – signed CD, pic pack, Tshirt

12/31 - The Virginmarys –  limited edition signed poster