NEWS: ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC GROUP IS 2015’s #1 INDEPENDENT LABEL

December 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

NEW YORK, NY,  December 18, 2015—Eleven Seven Records is this year’s#1 independent record label at active rock radio, and #3 overall at the format, right behind major labels, RCA and Warner Bros. Records. The label also ends 2015 as the #5 label at mainstream rock radio.  These chart positions come from outstanding radio achievements from Papa Roach, Sixx A.M., Hellyeah and Eleven Seven’s 2015 break-out band Nothing More.

 

Papa Roach, who burst onto the rock music scene nearly 20 years ago, continues to prove to be a significant force with this year’s album release,F.E.A.R. The album has sold 150k units globally, and spawned two hits at radio with “Face Everything and Rise,” which reached #1 on the Active Rock Chart, and “Gravity,” which peaked at #5, landing the band as the #8 ‘Most Played Active Artist’ this year, just behind Foo Fighters, label-mates Five Finger Death Punch and Royal Blood.  Papa Roach will release the video for their third single, “Falling Apart” on Christmas Day via Eleven Seven’s Youtube channel.

 

No strangers to success, Sixx A.M.’s single “Stars” peaked at #5 on the Active Rock Chart and #4 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, making the band the #10 most played active rock artist this year.  Look for a double album release from the veteran trio in 2016!

 

Perhaps Eleven Seven’s most successful artist development story this year is from rockers, Nothing More, who’s self-titled 2015 release was one of the Top 10 rock debuts of the last five years, alongside first albums from Royal Blood and Pretty Reckless. The band partnered with To Write Love On Her Arms,Bring Change 2 Mind, International Bipolar Foundation, The Jed Foundationand Young Minds (UK), to release the single “Jenny,” which was inspired by lead vocalist Jonny Hawkins’ tale of his sister’s struggle with Bipolar Disorder.  Not only did the track spread awareness of the disease and raise funds for the partner charities, but it truly connected with fans, driving the single to #5 on the Active Rock Chart. With the success of “Jenny,” the band hit the road globally with their energy-packed live show in 2015, and garnered slots on major festival circuits such as, Bonnaroo, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival and Louder thank Life Festival.  The UK’s Kerrang! Magazine named the band“Best International Newcomer,” while Alternative Press hailed them, a“Band You NEED To See At SXSW.” To date, album sales are approaching 110k units since its Spring release.

 

Rounding things out at radio for Eleven Seven was Hellyeah’s “Hush,” which peaked at #11 on the Active Rock Chart.  The band will hit the road in 2016 and ready the release of a new album.

 

“The Eleven Seven Music team is proud to be the #1 independent Active Rock label of 2015 and #3 overall,” says SVP of Marketing and Promotions, Steve Kline. “We truly appreciate all of the programmers that have been so supportive this year. With all of the available data and research, we always do our best to bring songs to radio that will most engage their listeners.  Between new releases from every act currently on our roster along with some great new bands, we look forward to an even bigger 2016!”


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