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Trauma Records

Trauma Records is a Los Angeles independent record label created in 1993 by Paul Palmer and Rob Kahane. Trauma Records had a Joint Venture Agreement with Interscope Records that included financing and distribution through Interscope Records. Trauma Records signed and developed bands such as Bush, No Doubt, Phunk Junkeez, and The Flys. Since 2004 it has been a subsidiary of Interscope Records.

In 1997, Trauma sued Interscope for $100 million when Interscope laid claim to No Doubt's contract, which Trauma asserted had been transferred to Trauma in 1995. The suit was settled out of court, allowing Trauma to retain the group's recording rights and obtain $3 to $5 million in cash. Trauma's Bush catalogue was transferred to Kirtland Records in 2005.

Trauma Records was also the label under which NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal released his hip-hop albums. Shaq's most anticipated album, Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1 was never released.

Trauma Records also released several soundtracks to popular films starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen such as Holiday in the Sun and When in Rome.

Currently the label is inactive with no website or current address. Interscope has all but phased out the label following its decline in management and sales.

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Rob Kahane along with Ted Field and Thomas Van Del have reincarnated Trauma Records, Trauma2 is launching mid summer 2012!

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