Business News Industry People Labels & Publishers

Victory Records founder launches new label, announces three signings

By | Published on Wednesday 22 April 2020

Mission Two Entertainment

A new record company launched by Victory Records founder Tony Brummel has announced not one, not two, but three signings. Releases are in the pipeline courtesy of some seminal acts from the world of punk and hardcore.

The Concord Music Group acquired Victory Records and its sister publishing company last year. Brummel’s new business will be known as Mission Two Entertainment – with a publishing division called Amuxe – and, of the new venture, he says “same job, different name, bigger mission!”

He adds: “I started Victory Records in 1989 with $800. I made a different deal [when I sold Victory to Concord] and I have not submitted like so many other ‘independents’. I kept the entire staff. Let’s go!”

Mission Two’s debut release will be the first new studio album in two decades from the Cro-Mags. That will then be followed by an old-and-new-material compilation from Salt Lake City punk outfit Insight and a new album from Don’t Sleep, the latest band from Dag Nasty and DYS frontman Dave Smalley.

Of his new signings, Brummel says: “I first saw the Cro-Mags open for Venom in 1985 in Chicago when I was thirteen years old after moving home from the Bahamas. After that show, I knew I was not going to college”. Insight, meanwhile, are “such an underrated band and better human beings”, and – as for Don’t Sleep – “DYS and Dag Nasty were huge inspirations for me and I love Dave, the band and their manager Matt Holmes”.

Happy days!