ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Hyped International Records is an independent, award-winning music group established in 1991. Many labels come and go like one-hit wonders, but we've been fortunate enough to reminisce on our days working with cassettes, eight tracks and reel-to-reel tapes. As a family-owned operation with thirty years in business and over 100 years combined experience, we're proud to have successfully cut, commissioned, and collaborated on thousands of musical projects, including one or two of the best-selling records of all time.
WHAT WE DO
As Detroit's premiere record label and production company, we've helped develop the careers of many artists, producers and musicians. From pre-production, to mixing, mastering, distribution and promotion, Hyped International works through the music verticals to deliver unmatched musical and technical expertise for our creative partners and their visions. Apart from our artist development operations, we license our recorded music and publishing catalogues for sync, sonic branding, marketing and much more. In 2018, we launched the Hyped Up Live Sessions brand - an artist centric music series that celebrates the vibrant, independent, and multi-generational music communities throughout our great city and beyond.
Hyped International Records was founded by Tony Green, a master-scale bass musician, ASCAP award-winning composer and multi-platinum record producer originating from Detroit, MI whose original works have been sampled by artists such as Erykah Badu, DMX, Master P, The Game and Tupac, and whose collective repertoire is credited to over 15x Gold and 47x Platinum RIAA certifications. Prior to establishing Hyped's predecessor in 1991 (Hyped International Productions), Tony carved out a successful career writing, arranging and producing with groups such as Five Special's "You're Something Special" (1978), Parliament's "One of Those Funky Thangs" (1978), The Dramatic's "Welcome Back Home" (1980) [their final top-10 hit], and "When The Cat's Away" (1983) by local Detroit group Five O' Clock - a funky crate digger's most prized possession.