Originally focusing on Straight Edge, Hardcore Punk, and emo bands, Victory has more recently concentrated on commercial pop music and has had multiple records exceeding the 200,000 sales mark including three gold certified records, “The Silence in Black and White” by Hawthorne Heights, has now reached platinum status.
Many fans have started to question the credibility of Victory Records since Hawthorne Heights’ lawsuit. It is possible they are not the first to do this as Thursday and Taking Back Sunday are rumoured to have filed lawsuits against the label prior to Hawthorne Heights’ case, and more recently Atreyu released a Greatest Hits compilation simply to release themselves from their contract with Victory.
Also, despite Victory Records founder’s Tony Brummel’s critical statements regarding iTunes (“Apple/iTunes do not care about independent labels or, for that matter, the record industry. Without the music industry, their site and their iPods are useless”), Victory Records bands can be found in the iTunes Music Store.
Edited by Un_Autre_Con on 25 Nov 2014, 21:36
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