I think Rise would have had a platinum selling artist like a Taking Back Sunday or a Hawthorne Heights if they were selling records back when bands like that and music in general were moving more units. Their sales are probably great considering the times and I wouldn't be surprised if they destroyed sales figures coming from other labels their size. It seems like their business practices and ethics are far more sound than Victory's, but its reminiscent of them in the way that their bands, even the God awful ones, sell tons of tickets and merchandise. Great signings lately though and when was the last time you could honestly say that about Tony and Co?
i don't think rise has released one album i care about. the only recent signing i'm remotely interested in is the early november. victory had thursday, straylight run, taking back sunday, action action, bayside, the forecast and the reunion show. it's sad how laughable victory is now, though.
As much as I don't like certain bands on Rise, you gotta respect Rise for what they do. I love a lot of the other bands on Rise, and I do appreciate that they're trying to diversify their roster now, with bands like Man Overboard, A Loss For Words, The Early November and stuff like that. Those are awesome bands. And I do love how they promote the crap out of every band on their roster. I was on the homepage of the iTunes store and Attack Attack's new record had a little ad on the top of the page. As much as a lot of people hate them, it's cool that they're getting their name out there, you know? I don't think I'll listen to "This Means War," and if I do, it'll be once.
Very much so true. Symtoms and Cures was a good record. But still not a band that will keep the label relevant like ADTR can. They even tried to hop on a trend with Design The Skyline, and failed miserably.
only like a few of Rise's more popular acts, but I love that they signed The Bled and Bleeding Through when each of them were on a serious decline in popularity, but still wanted to make music and tour.
Rise Records, although tend to sign bands I dislike, tend to listen to their supporters on who to sign. You have to give credit where credit is due. They've been signing a lot of very talented acts lately and I applaud them for that. They're one of my favorite record labels in the business, not just because 3 of my favorite bands are on the label, but they treat their artists and supporters with respect.