Formed in 1994 by Bob Becker, Fearless Records initially became known for launching the careers of respected punk rock acts such as Plain White T's, At The Drive-In, The Aquabats, and Sugarcult. In recent years, the Huntington Beach, CA label has become an internationally-renowned hotbed for up-and-coming rock bands, including Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Motionless In White, Pierce The Veil, and The Maine. The label's current releases include The Summer Set's single "Boomerang", climbing into the Top 40 radio chart.
Fearless Records also established the successful Punk Goes... compilation series, featuring popular rock bands covering songs in other genres, releasing a compilation almost annually since its inception in 2000. Over the span of 12 years, the Punk Goes... series has sold over 800,000 copies and featured hit bands such as The All-American Rejects, A Day To Remember, Rise Against, All Time Low, Plain White T's, Jack's Mannequin, Relient K and Thrice. The 12th in the series, Punk Goes Pop Volume 5, was released in fall 2012.
Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to The Used, Yellowcard, Silverstein, We Are The In Crowd, Enter Shikari, The Wonder Years, Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, and many more. Throughout the 18 year history of Hopeless Records the label has released over 100 albums and launched the careers of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and All Time Low. In 1999, Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City name with charitable albums, tours, and events. Now itself a registered 501c3 non profit organization, Sub City continues this mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes and to date has raised over $2 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.