From The East Coast to The West Coast: A Fiery DIY Punk Rock Tale

The amazing story of how one man worked his way up from venue security to being the owner of three record labels.

The pages of history are filled with individuals who showcase enormous grit and willpower to achieve the unthinkable. Greg Long is just one such person. The punk rocker is the very definition of DIY when it comes to making headway in music. Greg began his foray as a music fan then moved to venue security before starting a rock label, We Are Triumphant, LIFE OR DEATH &, and Hip Hop label GRXTESQUE, representing artists such as Neck Deep, Point North, Burgos, and Faceless 1-7, to name a few.

Greg Long describes himself as a fan first. Someone who “Without music probably wouldn’t be here today.” Armed with his punk rock background, Greg Long started his first label in 2006 in high school called Catastrophe Records. It was a label that was born in the days of MySpace. Long would do a few releases for his friends before eventually attending school for audio production at the New England Institute of Art. Long even worked as venue security for hardcore shows in Boston for the likes of Touche Amore and Trash Talk. It was also around this time he started managing artists such as Major League and Sworn In.

After a few short semesters, Long dropped out of college to manage a tour he had booked out of his studio apartment in Boston. It was in that same studio apartment that We Are Triumphant would get its start. Long moved back to the South Shore of Massachusetts soon after. In 2012, he acquired a distribution deal with Sony RED through Victory Records. He signed Neck Deep in the first few months and their EP ”Rain In July” received incredible viral success.

Growing up on the East Coast in Massachusetts before relocating to Los Angeles, Greg Long is the mastermind today behind three record labels. His labels produce hundreds of millions of streams for underground artists in the emo rap and pop punk genres that Long thinks deserve the attention.

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