Pencilbrain Records combine the functions of a record label, management company, publisher, and merchandiser into a single entity. The company signs artists to deals in which the artists own the masters and license them to the company for a limited time.
Artists create their own recordings and the company takes this music to market in digital and hard formats, creates merchandise to sell, and provides management and tour support for live performances.
The company also acts as the publisher for all songs written while under contract. Pencilbrain Records is a New Haven CT (USA) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands) based company.
The label was first created in 2006 to promote a collective of artists and musicians working under the name Pencilbrain. In 2006 co-founder Z.T. Tosha decided to expand on the label by releasing new artists outside of the collective.