What does the term "Alpha Pup" mean?
Market research jargon for the kid who is deemed by his or her peers to be the "coolest" in their school, neighborhood, or town.
What's the story behind Alpha Pup Records?
Now based in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, Alpha Pup Records was originally conceived in February 2004 by acclaimed producer Daddy Kev and his business manager Danyell as a licensing entity for Kev's back catalog. Six months later, inspired by the abundance of amazing music being made by close friends, Kev and Danyell transformed Alpha Pup into a full-fledged label, serving as an outlet for experimental, creative and daring sounds. One that friends and fellow bands would be excited to be a part of, and confident that they were affiliated with a label that believed in their music and worked diligently for them.
What is Alpha Pup Digital Distribution?
Shortly after launching the label side of Alpha Pup, we began making our music available on digital services such as iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and so on. Our ability to promote and market records in the digital space became so effective that other labels began to inquire about Alpha Pup distributing their titles in the digital realm. We obliged, and now have a roster of approximately 40 labels in our digital distribution network.
Who distributes Alpha Pup physical product?
In North America, Alpha Pup CDs are exclusively distributed by NAIL Distribution. In Japan, we are engaged in an exclusive deal with Corde, distributed by Ultra-Vybe. FYI, we no longer set up direct accounts with stores -- please contact one of our distributors.
Who handles radio promotion for Alpha Pup releases?
Our radio promotion is handled by Terrorbird. Send an email to George or Jessica for promo requests.
Who handles press for Alpha Pup releases?
For press on newer Alpha Pup releases, contact Leeor or Tim at Terrorbird. For catalog titles and other press inquiries, contact Danyell at Alpha Pup.
I'm writing a review of an Alpha Pup release. Where can I download high-resolution cover artwork and artist images?
Please visit the B2B (Business-To-Business) section of our site at
Does Alpha Pup Records have an internship program?
Yes. We prefer to hire interns who can receive college credit (because it's an unpaid position) but we'll accept a resume from anyone with good taste in music. For the internship, you must live in Los Angeles and have reliable transportation. Please send resumes to
Is Alpha Pup Records hiring?
At this time we have no openings.
Who do I contact about using Alpha Pup music in a film, television program, or advertisement?
You can send any requests for licensing to
Does Alpha Pup accept demos?
You are always welcome to send us demos, but please don't be offended if you don't hear back from us. We get a lot of demos. Either send a package to our P.O. box (listed on the Contact Us page) or email
What if my question was not answered here?
If you've read through this whole list, and we haven't answered your question, please email us at