Founded in 2002, Paper Bag Records has worked tirelessly to become one of North America’s leading independent record labels and continues to establish itself as an indie-powerhouse around the world. We’re proud to be based in Toronto, one of the most exciting and talent-rich music scenes in the world and we take it upon ourselves to serve up some of the best new music this city has to offer.
We believe strongly in moving great Canadian music forward for the world to hear.Back in the day, Paper Bag Records helped release Broken Social Scene’s “You Forgot It in People”, Stars’ “Heart”, and Tokyo Police Club’s “A Lesson in Crime”. Broken Social Scene’s album went on to win a JUNO Award, not bad for the label’s first year in business.Paper Bag Records has been through a number of transformations over the years.
We’ve assembled an incredible and ever-growing team of artists who continue to write sensational music and tour the planet. Our roster to date includes: Austra, Born Ruffians, Cuff The Duke, Elliott BROOD, PS I Love You, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Young Rival, Sam Roberts Band, You Say Party, Teen Daze and Young Galaxy to name a few.
From all of us at Paper Bag Records, thanks for your undying support!
Please visit our licensing page
to inquire about using songs by PBR artists in your project.
What’s your Demo policy?
We here at Paper Bag Records are always looking for new tunes to play on the office stereo. If you’d like to forward along what you’ve been working on, please send physical CDs to the office address above or send a link to your music to firstname.lastname@example.org
— we prefer links over the super huge files that jam up our email inbox, please.
Just a note, we do listen to everything that comes through our office, but due to the nature of our workload we can’t respond to everything we receive. Include your contact information along with your music—if we fall in love, you’ll be hearing from us!
If you are a press outlet and wish to receive promo copies please email email@example.com (Subject ‘Press Request’) with the details of who/what/where etc. If you’re looking for press kits and photos, you can find these on the corresponding artist page
Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation
Who distributes Paper Bag Records?
We work with the partners listed below but we also deal with stores directly on occasion (i.e. imports). If you’re a store email firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you’re not a store please visit our our online shop