Dischord RecordsDischord Records
is a Washington, D.C
-based record label specializing in D.C. area alternative music
. The company is owned by Ian MacKaye
, who founded the label in 1980
to release records by local punk
bands. Bands such as Minor Threat
, and Dag Nasty
have released records on Dischord. It is most notable for having maintained a strict do-it-yourself ethic
, producing all of its albums by itself, without the help of major distributors.
Dischord was a focal label in the early days of hardcore, and one of the more famous independent labels, along with the likes of Alternative Tentacles. Early productions by Dischord were relatively well produced compared with other punk and hardcore distributions of the time. Minor Threats early work is an example of this.
See also: List of record labels