Hot String Swing Records is an independent record label based in Madison, WI, owned by professional musician and music entrepreneur Christo Ruppenthal. Since 2003, we have been committed to making unique, professional recordings of modern-day musicians that draw inspiration from vintage genre sources. 

Whether it is through the traditional avenues of press and radio or viral marketing strategies and music websites, Hot String Swing is focused on releasing and marketing music on a global basis and offer all our artists and projects the world-class visibility they need to compete in today's environment.  We have charted releases in the top 20 in both the CMJ Jazz Charts, and Roots Music Reports and had a placement in the official Spotify "Hot Club Swing" genre playlist. Our releases have been distributed world wide! 

We are dedicated to continually refining our techniques for making great independent vintage acoustic music and identifying the people that will love it.

See the HSSR Catalog HERE!