A&M RECORDS ASSOCIATED LABELS
A&M RECORDS ASSOCIATED LABELS HISTORY
In 1996, PolyGram, the parent company of A&M Records and Polydor Records, made A&M Records the co-marketer and distributor of Polydor Records in the United States. PolyGram had merged Polydor and Atlas Records into its Polydor Records division in the U.S. before moving their distribution to A&M. The pairing of A&M and Polydor gave Polydor a Nashville presence under A&M Nashville. Elton John's Rocket Records joined Polydor in 1996 and together became A&M Associated Labels in 1999. Oversees distribution continued under PolyGram.
In 1999 Polydor Records and Rocket Records became A&M Associated Labels. Nick Gatfield and Johnny Barbis were co-presidents; Patrick Jordan was the executive director and David Barbis was the director of national promotion.
After PolyGram was merged into Universal Music Group in 1999, Universal realigned Polydor U.S. into its Motown Records Group.
Polydor held the PolyGram catalog and those of its affiliated and acquired labels including Deram, London and RSO Records. From 1996 until 1999, A&M Records distributed Polydor.
POLYDOR RECORDS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Vice President, Promotion
National Promotional Coordinators
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
National Sales and Marketing
Director of A&R
Director of Production
| Nick Gatfield |
Katie Downey, J. J. Jansen
Jay Schatz and Kirk Greenberg
Mark Chotiner, Andrew Brightman, Tom Storms
POLYDOR ARTIST ROSTER
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Big Back Forty
Derek and the Dominos
| Gloria Gaynor*
J. Isaac Moore>
| Paw |
Peaches & Herb*
Pretty Mary Sunshine
S Club 7
Soundtrack (Polydor Records)*
Various Artists (Polydor)*
Andrew Lloyd Weber*
* Back catalog artists
Rocket Records/A&M biggest release was the Elton John CD single, "Candle in the Wind 1997," the tribute to the late Diana Princess of Wales. The single was A&M's third largest single of all time. Rocket also signed new artists Daniel Cartier, Cold, Ryan Downe and Gary Jules.
Savvy Records was established in 1993. Its main tie was to Perspective Records. Because Perspective was distributed by A&M Records, Savvy became an A&M Associated Label. The only artist to release a recording under the agreement was Four Point 0 during 1997.
A&M RECORDS ASSOCIATED LABELS EMPLOYEES
Thank you to all of the very talented members of the A&M Associated Labels family.
If your name does not appear in the list below, please send an e-mail and let us include you in the credits. Photos for the A&M Family Photo Album are always welcome! When you write, please include the years you worked at A&M and your job title or the name of the department where you worked. This information is also used to validate your registration for our A&M Family artists and staff contact information.
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| David Barbis
| Nick Gatfield
| John Rotella |
www.amrecords.com (1996 site)
A&M Records' 10th and 15th anniversary books
Billboard magazine articles
A&M Records employees