Vagrant Records

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Vagrant Records is an American record label based in California.[2] It was founded in 1995 by Rich Egan and Jon Cohen. The label focuses on rock, but features artists in a variety of other genres including folk, soul, electronic, and pop. It is home to artists such as The 1975, Death Spells, Eels, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, CRUISR, Active Child, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, James Vincent McMorrow, Black Joe Lewis, Wake Owl, Blitzen Trapper, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Originally, Vagrant Records was mostly focused on emo bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Saves the Day, The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, and Alkaline Trio. The label is considered one of the pre-eminent labels of the emo music scene.[3]

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Vagrant Records
Parent companyBMG Rights Management
FounderRich Egan, Jon Cohen
Distributor(s)Warner Music Group[1]
GenreEmo, punk, indie rock, alternative rock, post-hardcore
Country of originUnited States
LocationSanta Monica, California

In 2014, Vagrant was acquired by BMG Rights Management.[4] Co-founder Jon Cohen then became BMG's executive vice president of recorded music,[5] until he left the company in September 2017.[6] It remains to be distributed autonomously (outside of BMG's main distribution partner Warner Music Group), by affiliated labels in selected countries.