Schnauz Records is an independent record label based out of Chicago representing artists across the genre spectrum. Offering numerous services including production, promotion, and publishing, we are determined to give our artists the resources they need to be successful as well as produce the next generation of music for all kinds of listeners. 

As a record label owned and operated by artists, writers, musicians and dreamers, Schnauz Records mission is the following:


To expand the collective consciousness by engaging and empowering unique and innovative artists in recording and performing opportunities


To transcend the modern monotonous musical drone of deathless ditties and the routine rota of radio tundra with fresh spontaneity


To push the boundaries of harmonic understanding and interpretation


To explore and enhance the experience of music in all capacities


To dream dreams...


Schnauz Records was founded in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Josh Gablin as a vehicle to record and release his own music. Since then, the company has evolved into a multi-faceted, creative, and expansive opportunity to empower and support rising artists in the Chicago metropolitan area. In 2018, Schnauz transitioned away from a one-man operation by expanding to a full fledged team.


Stitch is the president and head of A&R here at Schnauz Records. He’s the only one who really gets anything done. If you want a record made, talk to Stitch. If you smell interesting enough or have literally any food at all, he just might help you out ...just don’t let him near your record collection.

The Real Boss


Josh Gablin started Schnauz Records in 2015 with the goal of producing fresh and eclectic records. He began by releasing his own experimental work under the alias Josh Buché and soon expanded into recording other artists as well. He is the creative director and mostly fearless (except for maybe spiders) leader. You can find out more about Josh and his other services

Founder, CEO


As CPO, Zach manages our online store and plays a crucial role in making sure every release on Schnauz is the best product possible.



These days, producing high quality music and videos requires oodles of computing power and frequent maintenance to ensure operations remain at peak efficiency. An avid runner and biker himself, Konrad helps keep the Schnauz team up and running(and biking) in a technical capacity.

Technology Supervisor



If you are submitting as an artist, please include a short bio as well as demos, videos, and social media. Please only send links. We unfortunately can't accept media files or physical copies.

For all other inquiries, please use

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Schnauz Record Company

Chicago, IL

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