A&M RECORDS OF CANADA HISTORY

INTRO

A&M RECORDS HISTORY 1960s

Until February 1970, when A&M Records of Canada was established, A&M recordings from the United States were licensed to Quality Records. A&M had at least 24 singles on the Canadian pop charts. An incredible 15 singles made the Top 10 and 21 were in the Top 20. The first A&M artist to chart was We Five with "You Were On My Mind" which was a Top 5 hit. In 1967 and 1968, A&M had three #1 singles: Procol Harum's "A White Shade of Pale," Boyce and Hart's "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite" and Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love with You."

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Baja Marimba Band (1)
Lucille Starr (1)
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1)
We Five (1)
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (5)
Chris Montez (4)
Sandpipers (2)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Boyce & Hart (1)
Parade (1)
Procol Harum (1)
Jimmie Rodgers (1)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA

A&M's distributor Quality Records ran a two-week long radio contest to promote Herb Alpert's Ninth and the Baja Marimba Band's Fowl Play albums. Callers who knew the names of these albums won the complete Alpert catalog. Listeners who submitted drawings of fowl got the Baja catalog.

Quality Records also ran a competition for record stores. August was "Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Month," The stores competed by creating window displays. There was a winner named in each of the provinces.

The album A Taste of A&M was released and became Quality Records' No. 1 top seller across Canada.

ALBUMS SINGLES
  Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (2)
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1)
Boyce & Hart (1)
Parade (1)
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Checkmates Ltd. (1)
Jimmy Cliff (1)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 (1)
Evie Sands (1)

A&M RECORDS HISTORY 1970s

When A&M decided it wanted to do more than distribute its U.S. recordings in Canada--it wanted to find and develop Canadian recording artists and songwriters--the search began for Canadians to run the business. A&M Records of Canada had only one president throughout its existence, Gerry Lacoursiere. Gerry was a Canadian who had worked in the U.S. record industry.

A&M Records of Canada opened in February 1970, with four employees. Gerry LaCoursiere was the managing director. David Brodeur was named to head sales promotion.

In June Liam Mullen was promoted to director from his position as the Ontario district sales and promotion manager.

Gerry Lacoursiere

 

A&M Canada's original manufacturing deal was with Keel Record Manufacturing of Canada, Ltd., and a distribution arrangement with Capitol Records and London Records. (Lacoursiere bought back all of the unsold Quality pressings.) In March, A&M Canada decided to create four-color album liners as a promotional tool. The use of album liners in Canadian pop albums had stopped in 1966 due to production costs.

In March, A&M broke the suspension of inner album sleeves by creating a four-color sleeve as a promotional tool.

The first A&M Records albums to be released by A&M Canada were the U.S. Greatest Hits series and a various artist sampler created for the Canadian market titled Cream of the Cream featuring Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, the Baja Marimba Band, Jimmie Rodgers and Wes Montgomery. A&M created radio ads and in-store racks for the Greatest Hits series. With the release of the Carpenters and Joe Cocker albums, A&M provided retailers with ful-color catalogs, stand-up store displays, and Joe Cocker posters and buttons.

A&M Canada distributed Shelter Records in Canada.

In September, A&M offered dealers discounts on all A&M products except the new Carpenters and Joe Cocker albums. A&M provided color catalogs, stand-up displays, Joe Cocker buttons and posters, and Greatest Hits racks and radio ads.

The first #1 hit single on the Canadian pop chart that A&M Canada worked was "A Song of Joy" by Miguel Rios, again a U.S. export, which topped the chart in July 1970. It was a Top 10 hit on Cash Box and continued to sell for the next five years. Throughout its history, A&M Canada would very successfully promote A&M products placing more than 300 singles on Canada's music charts.

The year ended with producer Harry Hinde signing a deal that gave A&M first option on all of his productions. The first release was Tundra's single "Band Bandit."

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Carpenters (2)
Joe Cocker (2)

The first Canadian A&M artist was Tundra, brought to A&M by Harry Hinde and signed in 1971. They produced the Top 30 hit "Band Bandit." Also signed Terry McManus.

Liam Mullan was promoted to the sales and promotion manager for the Canadian West Coast. He had been the national promotion director. Also hired was Joe Summers as the national sales manager.

A&M Canada signed Terry McManus to an artist-publishing deal. The first single was "Sunshower in the Spring."

Canadian artists Chilliwack were signed to A&M Canada after their contract with A&M in the U.S. ended.

In November, A&M announced that the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) would award gold disks to ten of its albums. The albums were:

  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Joe Cocker, With a Little Help from My Friend--Joe Cocker
  • Close to You, Carpenters--Carpenters
  • Tea for the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat--Cat Stevens
  • Greatest Hits--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
  • Tapestry--Carole King

Tea for the Tillerman spent over one year on Canada's album chart and Teaser and the Firecat was certified gold on the day of its release.

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Carpenters (3)

A Foot in Coldwater and Lorence Hud signed in 1972. In 1973, both gave A&M Canada a Top 30 hit.

In September, Jerry Moss entered a deal to distribute Haida Records in Canada. Through Haida, A&M distributed recordings by Valdy, Clare Lawrence and Stallion Thumrock.

Several television ads supporting Procol Harum were developed and aired.

A&M Records Canada released 60 albums and 57 singles during 1972. Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens spent a year on Canada's national chart.

Joe Summers was hired. In 1978, he became A&M Canada's general manager/vice president.

Entered a two-year distribution arrangement with Haida Records for product from Claire Lawrence, Kathy Stack, Stallion Thumrock and Valdy.

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Carpenters (3)
Procol Harum (2)

Keith Hampshire signed to A&M Canada in 1973 and gave his new label three Top 10 singles that year including the #1 "The First Cut Is the Deepest." Valdy sold 15,500 copies of his second album in just five weeks. On October 15, 1973, the new A&R and publishing house opened.

Five of A&M Canada's artists had albums released in foreign markets: Keith Hampshire's The First Cut Is the Deepest was released in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. Lorence Hud was in the U.K., several European contries, South Africa, Barbados and Japan. Sound '80 was issued in Venezuela, Barbados and South Africa. Haida artists Valdy and Clare Lawrence had albums out in South Africa.

A&M Canada was the first label to release a quadrophinic album. Albums by Joan Baez, Carpenters and Carole King were among the first. Rick Wakeman's The Six Wives of Henry VIII and it was released in both SQ and QS formats. A&M also released quadrophonic tapes.

Harry Hinde brought Phyllis Brown to A&M's artist roster.

Much Productions, Ltd. signed a distribution deal with A&M Canada. By mid-year, Haida Records was dormant.

A two-year distribution deal with Goldfish Records for Chilliwack, Greenfield, Susan JAcks and Terry Jacks.

Gerry LaCoursiere was promoted to vice president of A&M Records of Canada, Ltd.

On October 15, A&M Canada opened its A&R and publishing house.

Canada suffered a vinyl and paper shortage coupled with a shortage of record pressing facilities. Gerry Lacoursiere told Billboard in November that the shortages forced A&M to be "more selective in LP allocations [because it was] difficult maintaining the necessary product levels from plants" and that A&M had reduced its promotional mailing lists to those "actually promoting album cuts."

Valdy was the only Juno nominee and winner. He took home the Folk Singer of the Year Award.

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Carpenters (3)
Keith Hampshire (2)
Billy Preston (2)

Billboard reported in "A&M Opens Special A&R Wing: Points to Sharper Talent Focus," that A&M Records of Canada opened its own A&R division to find and develop Canadian artists. Peter Beauchamp explained in, "The whole thing was a costly venture and certainly the company didn't need it for financial success. We understood that if the Canadian music industry was going to grow, we would have to take steps to help...At the outset it is not specifics that we are looking for, in fact, we are open to anything. The attitude of the artist has a lot to do with whether we sign them or not and if the act already has good management, that's all the better."

A&M acquired Canadian distribution rights to Goldfish Records and Love Productions. The label had three Top 10 country hits including a #1 in Hoyt Axton's "When the Morning Comes." Goldfish hoped for a relationship similar to the one A&M and Ode Records had. Goldfish's artist roster included Terry Jacks, Susan Jacks, Chilliwack, Barry Greenfield and Hood.

Around June 1974, A&M Canada began distributing Naja Records. Naja was an independent label founded by Michael Hasek.

Distributed Daffodil Records albums and singles by A Foot in Coldwater, Huggett Family and Spirit of Christmas.

Distriuted Le Crazy Horse's 1974 album Non Plus Grands Succes. It appeared on the Les Disques Fleurs label.

Entered a distribution deal with Naja Records for Michal Hasek's album and single.

Notable artist signings in 1974 included Charity Brown who stayed for three years, Gino Vannelli who was with the label for four years and Valdy.

Vannelli was the first Canadian artist to have Herb Alpert produce one of his records. He also holds the distinction of being the first white artist to appear on the television show "Soul Train" on February 15, 1975. A&M Canada gave heavy promotional support to Vannelli's Powerful People album and "People Gotta Move" single as Vannelli played a series of club dates and plans for a Canadian tour were made.

Billboard reported, A&M Records of Canada was responsible for 97.8 percent of the Nazareth single "This Flight Tonight" in North America.

A&M Canada had a 1974 Summer Tape Spectacular promotion for all albums in the A&M catalog on 8-track, cassette and quadrophonic 8-track formats.

A&M Records of Canada received the Juno Award for Top Record Company in Promotional Activities.

A&M's promotion department was now Peter Beauchamp and Doug Chappell with seven people located in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. In May, Beauchamp told Billboard, "The promotion [representative] must develop a credibility and gain the respect of [the radio station's music director. In the end you are going to have to prove to him that the record is good. Listen to some of their problems and be honest and open about the merit or lack of merit of the various records that you present."

Charley Prevost became national publicity director.

On July 26, the price of A&M and its distributed labels albums was raised from $6.49 and $6.98 to $7.29.

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Cat Stevens (3)
A&M RECORDS JUNO NOMINEES AND WINNERS
CATEGORY ARTIST TITLEWON
Best Male Vocalist
Most Promising Female Vocalist
Best Country Male Artist
Folk Singer of the Year
Folk Album of the Year
Keith Hampshire
Linda Brown
Ian Tyson
Valdy
Valdy

 
 
 
Country Man

A&M Canada had 11 artists on its roster and opened its Calgary sales office on June 1.

In 1975, A&M Canada signed The Raes who were with the label for two years. Their first single, "A Little Lovin'," was a Top 10 hit in Canada.

In September, Cliff Edwards signed to A&M Canada.

Recordings by Canadian artists were released in Canada first. Essentially, if the record was a hit in Canada, it would be issued in the United States. Once the A&M Records of Canada established its track record, records were released simultaneously in both Canada and the U.S.

Bill Ott was hired.

Began a distribution arrangment with Bim Records that lasted until 1978. Artists were Bim and Chilliwack.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album Country Man Valdy
A&M RECORDS JUNO NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD ARTIST WON
Most Promising Male Vocalist Gino VannelliWon
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
  Captain & Tennille (2)
Carpenters (2)

A&M offered retailers up to a ten percent discount on product and additional discounts for advertising. A&M also ran radio spots for ten weeks that featured customer participation on major stations across Canada. Gerry LaCoursiere told Billboard, "Because we distribute our own product, we are more apt to understand the true nature of the national music industry and the nature of our company within that structure."

The staff size increased from six employees to 68 employees in just six years. Billboard quoted LaCoursiere, "That first year we had one major hit. This past year we had 16 gold albums, ten of those not yet gold anywhere in the world but here. And three of those were Canadian recordings." A&M Canada had five straight months where it did over $1 million of business. For the year, it was 57 percent over 1975. The year 1976 was a $12 million dollar year for the label.

Of the 17 gold albums, 10 did not go gold in the U.S. and of the nine platinum albums, six did not reach that level in the U.S.

On September 18, A&M moved into its new offices.

A&M signed three French Canadian acts in Michel Deloir, CANO and Offenbach. It also signed Symphonic Slam and the Hometown Band.

A&M RECORDS JUNO WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST
Best Selling International Single
Male Artist of the Year
Love Will Keep Us Together
 
Captain & Tennille
Gino Vannelli
CANADAIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
ALBUMS SINGLES ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Single
Love Will Keep Us Together
Song of Joy
Horizon
Singles 1969-1973 (the)
Numbers
Wedding Album
Power People
Storm at Sunup
Gist of Gemini (the)
Greatest Hits
Hair of the Dog
Rampant
Razamanaz
Phantom of the Paradise
Frampton Comes Alive
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Equinox
Crisis? What Crisis?
Crime of the Century
Please Mr. Postman
Love Hurts
Love Will Keep Us Together
Song of Joy
Singles 1969-1973 (the)
Very Best of Cat Stevens (the)
Greatest Hits
Loud and Proud
Razamanaz
Crime of the Century
Crisis? What Crisis?
Love Hurts
Captain & Tennille
Captain & Tennille
Carpenters
Carpenters
Cat Stevens
Cheech & Chong
Gino Vannelli
Gino Vannelli
Gino Vannelli
Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth
Paul Williams
Peter Frampton
Rick Wakeman
Styx
Supertramp
Supertramp
Carpenters
Nazareth
Captain & Tennille
Captain & Tennille
Carpenters
Cat Stevens
Nazareth
Nazareth
Nazareth
Supertramp
Supertramp
Nazareth

To promote the single "Nadia's Theme" A&M held a contest in Montreal and Halifax. It was promoted on the radio and with displays and ballot boxes on record stores. The grand prize was a trip for two to Europe to meet Romanian Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci.

September 1, 1977, A&M Records of Canada became the distributor of Mushroom Records in three provinces. The album by Heart was the first one under the agreement.

September showed a 225 percent increase in sales over 1976 in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. The total increase was 26 percent. As seen in the table below, the label was enjoying a large number of gold and platinum album certifications.

Silk 'n' Steel (bassist Bill "Kootch" Trochim) signed.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Come In from the Rain
Izitso
Spanish Train and Other Stories
Valdy and the Hometown Band
Play 'N' the Game
Place in the Sun (a)
I'm in You
Anytime...Anywhere
Crystal Ball
Grand Illusion
Even in the Quietest Moments
Family Gathering
Landscapes
I'm in You
I'm in You
Anytime...Anywhere
Equinox
Grand Illusion
Even in the Quietest Moments
Captain & Tennille
Cat Stevens
Chris DeBurgh
Hometown Band
Nazareth
Pablo Cruise
Peter Frampton
Rita Coolidge
Styx
Styx
Supertramp
Valdy
Valdy
Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
Rita Coolidge
Styx
Styx
Supertramp
A&M RECORDS JUNO AWARD WINNERSS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST
Best Selling International Album Frampton Comes Alive! Peter Frampton

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA

ALBUMS SINGLES
Peter Frampton (2)
Supertramp (2)
Rita Coolidge (2)
Peter Frampton (2)
Hometown Band (2)

A&M Canada became the first major label to open a west coast A&R office. It specialized in the Vancouver-Calgary market.

Mushroom Records signed a national marketing and distribution pact with A&M Canada in August.

Distributed the 1978 and 1982 albums by Nash the Slash on the Cut-Throat Records label.

In late 1978, A&M Records signed Bryan Adams, first a staff songwriter and then as an artist. Bryan put two singles on the Canadian chart in 1980. His first Top 10 was "Cuts Like a Knife" in 1983. He would remain a top charting artist for A&M Records for the next twenty years. He earned three #1 singles and four #1 albums, ten Top 10 singles and three Top 10 albums. In 1996, Adams became A&M's first Canadian artist to perform on the Academy Awards. He sang "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" which became the second best selling movie theme in history. Only Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" had sold more copies.

A&M introduced its Audiophile line of disks in partnership with JVC. These were half-speed masters pressed on virgin vinyl and made in Japan. The first album in the series was Crime of the Century by Supertramp. It retailed for $16.98.

Between 1975 and 1978, A&M's national business doubled to $12.5M and net income rose from $300,000 to nearly $1 million.

Gerry LaCoursiere was president of A&M Records of Canada, Ltd. Joe Summers was named senior vice president and general manager. Doug Chappell was appointed vice president of promotion. Gary Hubbard was promoted to vice president of finance.

The first national primetime television campaign supported Chuck Mangione's Feels So Good. Nearly 300 spots were bought across Canada for a two-week period.

A&M Canada announced plans to expand its publishing division and intention to open a west coast office. A&M Canada would be the first major Canadian label to have a west coast office.

The label began a program to offer an incentive plan for its employees tied to its fall 1978 marketing program. Every employee had the opportunity to participate.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Feels So Good
Children of Sanchez
Brother to Brother
Joan Armatrading
Worlds Away
Love Me Again
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Feels So Good
Brother to Brother
Worlds Away
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Pieces of Eight
Carpenters
Close to You
Kind of Hush (a)
Now and Then
Song for You (a)
French Song (the)
Roots
This Guy's in Love with You
Chuck Mangione
Chuck Mangione
Gino Vannelli
Joan Armatrading
Pablo Cruise
Rita Coolidge
Soundtrack
Chuck Mangione
Gino Vannelli
Pablo Cruise
Soundtrack
Styx
Carpenters
Carpenters
Carpenters
Carpenters
Carpenters
Lucille Starr
Quincy Jones
Herb Alpert
A&M RECORDS JUNO NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Most Promising Male Vocalist
 
Most Promising Group
Folk Singer of the Year
Best Selling Single
 
 
 
 
  Que Sera Sera
David Bradstreet
Malcolm Tomlinson
Hometown Band
Valdy
Raes
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Chuck Mangione (2)
Styx (2)
Rita Coolidge (2)
Styx (2)

"The key in many ways has been our own people. They're loyal and dedicated to what A&M stands for and wants to do in this country. I would also say that more than any other company in the business in Canada, we have complete independence. From day one when (A&M president) Jerry Moss hired me to run this operation, he told me to do things my own way.--Gerry Lacoursiere, Cashbox April 28, 1979"

"The problems in developing Canadian talent durning the past year have drastically been reshaped. Now, we have to be competitive on an international level with our artists. The key is to get your acts placed on American labels. To do that, you can't have a $10,000 or $20,000 budget like you used to do some years ago. You've got to lay out the dollars."--Gerry Lacoursiere, Cashbox April 28, 1979

"More Thank anything else, I've always been impressed with the street talk about our company. All of us here have tried not to distance ourselves from the people who buy the records. I think they like the way we operate.--Gerry Lacoursiere, Cashbox, April 28, 1979"

In May, A&M released six more Audiophile albums from JVC for $16.98. They were Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione; Pieces of Eight by Styx; Breakfast in America and Even in the Quietest Moments by Supertramp; Brother to Brother by Gino Vannelli, and Cat Stevens Greatest Hits. A&M also planned a sampler album.

Montreal is the Canadian city that gave not Chris DeBurgh, Supertramp, Styx, Nazareth and Shawn Phillips their initial break. Among the other artists that A&M Canada broke in North America: Cat Stevens, Joan Armatrading, Rita Coolidge, Humble Pie, Split Enz and Pablo Cruise.

A&M worked for three years to promote Chris DeBurgh. DeBurgh toured Canada in 1977 and 1978 to build support for his mudic. In 1979, DeBurgh's first headlining tour of Canada while promoting his Crusader album, DeBurgh played to his largest audiences ever including 10,000 people at the Montreal Forum. A Montreal retailer liked DeBurgh's Spanish Train album and played it in the store. A&M Watched sales and let other retailers know about the positive reaction. In-store play led to radio airplay. On May 3, DeBurgh received his first platinum award anywhere in the world for Spanish Train.

Supertramp's Breakfast in America album was released in April. By August, it sold over 800,000 copies and was among the fastest selling albums in Canadian music history. A&M created an Audiophile prepak for retail. It included three Supertramp titles plus other A&M albums. A total of 100 Audiophile disks were in each prepak for retail.

In May, A&M Canada became the distributor of Troubador Records.

In August, A&M Canada signed an agreement to distribute International Artists Records (IAR), Tapes and Filmworks.

In December, A&M was a defendant in an antitrust suit alleging it tried to determine the lowest price for which its records could be advertised and adjusted te prices retailers would have to pay. A&M was found guilty of price maintenance and fined $35,000. The judge stated, "A&M profited as a result of cooperative advertising policy that provided subsidies to leading local retailers provided they advertised A&M product at prices not lower than dealer cost." The judge noted he doubted that A&M was aware of the violation and had not attempted to hide its policy or showed favoritism to retailers. When pointed out, A&M immediately complied with the law.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Diamond Album
Diamond Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Platinum Album (5x)
Platinum Album (5x)
Platinum Album (6x)
Platinum Album (6x)
Platinum Album (7x)
Platinum Album (7x)
Platinum Album (8x)
Platinum Album (8x)
Platinum Album (9x)
Platinum Album (9x)
Platinum Single
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Crusader
Show Some Emotion
Look Sharp
I'm the Man
Expect No Mercy
Part of the Game
Where I Should Be
Outlandos d'Amour
Regatta De Blanc
Satisfied
Cornerstone
Breakfast in America
Logical Song (the)
Goodbye Stranger
Spanish Train and Other Stories
Look Sharp
Place in the Sun (a)
Cornerstone
Breakfast in America
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Breakfast in America
Crime of the Century
Logical Song
Supertramp
Supertramp
Chris DeBurgh
Joan Armatrading
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson
Nazareth
Pablo Cruise
Peter Frampton
Police
Police
Rita Coolidge
Styx
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Chris DeBurgh
Joe Jackson
Pablo Cruise
Styx
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
JUNO AWARDS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST
Producer of the Year
Male Vocalist
Brother to Brother
 
Gino Vannelli
Gino Vannelli
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Joe Jackson (3) Supertramp (3)

A&M RECORDS OF CANADA ADS

A&M RECORDS HISTORY 1980s

A&M Canada was the first major label to offer high-end cassette tapes using BASF CrO2 chromoxide tape.

The Audiophile album series was expanded to 21 titles with a list price of $16.98. The series included the complete catalogys from Styx and Supertramp.

Stanley Frank, Fist, Brandon Wolf and Eddie Schwartz were all signed to A&M Records of Canada.

Around September, A&M began distruting Sloth Records which was headquartered in Vancouver. Sloth's artists included Valdy, Shari Ulrich and Claire Lawrence who were all previously signed to A&M. At the same time A&M entered a deal with Falcon Records which brought artists Lydia Taylor and Zon to the roster. Another distribution deal that year was El Mocambo Records with Bill & the Bills and Maclean & Maclean.

Distributed one single on El Mocambo Records by Toby Swann.

Distributed Falcon Records artist Zon's album I'm Worried About the Boys,.

Distributed Lifesong Records reissues of two albums by Jim Croce.

From 1980 to 1982, distributed Sloth Records discs by Claire Lawrene, Shari Ulrich, Valdy and Jim Woodyard.

Solid Gold Records entered a four-year distribution agreement from 1980 to 1984 for Chilliwack, James Freud, Girlschool, Good Brothers, Headpins, Mens Room, Mental As Anything, Pukka Orchestra, Savoy Brown, and Toronto.

Billboard reported A&M Canada was fined for price maintenance. It also reported that "A&M pledges more support for Canadian acts."

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Eastern Wind
Rise
Me Myself I
Malice in Wonderland
True Colours
Paris
Babe
I'm the Man
Reggatta de Blanc
Outlandos d'Amour
Zenyatta Mondatta
Paris
Chris DeBurgh
Herb Alpert
Joan Armatrading
Nazareth
Split Enz
Supertramp
Styx
Joe Jackson
Police
Police
Police
Supertramp
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Most Promising Male Vocalist
Most Promising Female Vocalist
Most Promising Group
Best Selling International Album
 
 
 
Breakfast in America
Bryan Adams
Nana McLean
Raes
Supertramp
 
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Police (2) Police (2)

A&M Canada obtained the rights for three Murray Head albums.

Distributed one Dixon House single on Flicker Records.

Distributed Passport Records between 1981 and 1984. The arrangement brought artists Accept, Beatles, Walter Becker/Donald Fagen, Brand X, FM, Gap Band, Greg Hawkes, Long Ryders, Stryper, Lydia Taylor Band, and Utopia.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Christmas Portrait
Best Moves
To the Limit
Say It Ain't So
Magicien
Ghost in the Machine
Waiata
Argy Bargy
Paradise Theatre
Indelibly Stamped
Supertramp
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
I Got You
Ghost in the Machine
True Colours
Paradise Theatre
Carpenters
Chris DeBurgh
Joan Armatrading
Murray Head
Peter Pringle
Police
Split Enz
Squeeze
Styx
Supertramp
Supertramp
Police
Split Enz
Police
Split Enz
Styx
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES
AWARD TITLE ARTIST
Most Promising Female Vocalist
Most Promisng Male Vocalist
Producer of the Year
 
 
Shari Ulrich cuts
Shari Ulrich
Bryan Adams
Claire Lawrence
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Police (1)
Styx (1)
Police (1)
Styx (1)

In May Billboard reported that A&M signed an agreement to distribute Passport Records. The first albums were the Lydia Taylor Band, The Single Factor by Camel, Drums Along the Hudson by Bongos and the interview album Beatles Talk Down Under.

By September, Raffi sold over 500,000 copies of his four albums for children. The CBC aired a new Raffi television special.

A one-off distribution of Mr. Dressup with His Friend Terry McManus Wake Up Mr. Dressup on the Butternut Records label.

Entered a distribution agreement with Gold Flute Records that brought two albums by Paul Horn.

Began distributing L. L. Records and Lullaby Lady Productions. The agreement brought three children's albums by Pat Carfra in 1982, 1984 and 1987.

From 1982 to 1985, albums by Garnett Ford and Saga on the Maze Records label.

Distruted three Paroles & Musique albums between 1982 and 1984 by Catherine Excoude Lockwood and Uzeb.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
You Want It You Got It
Getaway (the)
Beauty and the Beat
Swings Digital
Night and Day
No Mean City
No Stranger to Danger
Pour Une Femme
Dude (the)
Time & Tide
We Got the Beat
Beauty and the Beat
No Stranger to Danger
Bryan Adams
Chris DeBurgh
Go-Go's
Hotel Orchestra
Joe Jackson
Nazareth
Payola$
Peter Pringle
Quincy Jones
Split Enz
Go-Go's
Go-Go's
Payola$
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Most Promising Male Vocalist
 
Producer of the Year
 
 
All Our Tomorrows
    Tonight
Eddie Schwartz
Peter Pringle
Eddie Schwartz
    David Tyson
Won
 
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Go-Go's (1)
Payola$ (1)
Split Enz (1)
Supertramp (1)
Go-Go's (2)

Signed Veronique Beliveau in 1983.

Entered agreement with Elephant Records, the Sharon, Lois & Bram label.

Began distributing Raffi's Troubador Records.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Cuts Like a Knife
Hammer on a Drum
Synchronicity
Kilroy Was Here
Famous Last Words
Eyes of a Stranger
Mr. Roboto
It's Raining Again
Cuts Like a Knife
Getaway (the)
Night and Day
Synchronicity
Kilroy Was Here
Famous Last Words
Cuts Like a Knife
Bryan Adams
Payola$
Police
Styx
Supertramp
Payola$
Styx
Supertramp
Bryan Adams
Chris DeBurgh
Joe Jackson
Police
Styx
Supertramp
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Male Vocalist
Most Promising Male Vocalist
Single of the Year
Composer of the Year
Recording Engineer of the Year
Most Promising Group
 
 
Eyes of a Stranger
Eyes of a Stranger
No Stranger to Danger
Bryan Adams
Leroy Sibbles
Payola$
Payola$
Payola$
Payola$
Spoons
Won
 
Won
Won
Won
Won
 
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Joan Armatrading (1)
Joe Jackson (1)
Payola$ (1)
Police (1)
Spoons (1)
Styx (1)
Wall of Voodoo (1)
Bryan Adams (3)
Police (3)

Doug Bennett owned Ritdong Records. The only recordings from Ritdong were Bennett's solo work and his work with Doug and the Slugs. Bennett entered Ritdong into a distribution arrangement with A&M in 1984 that ran until 1988.

In 1984 and 1985, Cobra Records artists Convict and Piledriver were distributed by A&M Canada.

Distributed the Front album and single Underworld on Duke Street Records.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Tour de Force
Man on the Line
Desert Moon
Body and Soul
In the Eye of the Storm
Santa Jaws
Man on the Line
Hammer on a Drum
In the Eye of the Storm
Reckless
Reckless
38 Special
Chris DeBurgh
Dennis DeYoung
Joe Jackson
Roger Hodgson
Homemade Theatre
Chris DeBurgh
Payola$
Roger Hodgson
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Recording Engineer

Album of the Year

Composer of the Year
Producer of the Year


Male Vocalist

Best Album Graphics


Intl. Album of the Year
Best Children's Album
Group of the Year
Most Promsing Group
Single of the Year
Stealing Fire
No Borders Here
Cuts Like a Knife
Hammer on a Drum
Cuts Like a Knife
Cuts Like a Knife
Stand Back
Stealing Fire
 

Seamless
Stealing Fire
Synchronicity
Rugrat Rock
 

Cuts Like a Knife
Bruce Cockburn
Jane Siberry
Bryan Adams
Payola$
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
David Tyson (Arrows)
Kerry Crawford, Jon Goldsmith
Bryan Adams
Bruce Cockburn
Nylons
Bruce Cockburn
Police
Rugrats
Payola$
Nylons
Bryan Adams
Won

Won

Won
Won


Won


Won
Won
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Roger Hodgson (1)
Joe Jackson (1)
38 Special (1)
Bryan Adams (1)
Arrows (1)
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Dennis DeYoung (1)
Go-Go's (1)
Roger Hodgson (1)
Jeffrey Osborne (1)
Police (1)

Attic Records signed a distribution agreement with A&M Canada beginning in 1985 that continued after the sale to PolyGram into the mid-1990s. Artists that had product distributed by A&M Canada included Lee Aaron, Banco de Gaia, Shirley Eikhard, Goddo, Hunters and Collectors, Paul Janz, L.A.X., Kurupt, The Nylons, Stetasonic, and Jennifer Warnes. Attic was probably the largest English Canadian independent label.

In early 1985, Passport Records brought its administration function to A&M. Since May 1982, A&M provided distribution for Passport's products.

Distributed Phil Manzanera's K-Scope album on the E. G. Music label.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Diamond Award
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Platinum Album (5x)
Platinum Album (6x)
Platinum Album (7x)
Platinum Album (8x)
Platinum Album (9x)
Reckless
All the Rage
Here's the World for Ya
Breakfast Club (the)
Dream of the Blue Turtles (the)
Brother Where You Bound
Run to You
Heaven
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Dream of the Blue Turtles (the)
Brother Where You Bound
Brother Where You Bound
Reckless
Cuts Like a Knife
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless
Reckless
Bryan Adams
General Public
Payola$
Soundtrack
Sting
Supertramp
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Sting
Sting
Supertramp
Supertramp
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Album of the Year
Male Vocalist
Composer of the Year
Most Promising Male Vocalist
 
Most Promising Group
Producer of the Year
Best Selling Single
Reckless
 
 
High Strung


Run to You
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Paul Janz
Johnny Lovesin
Arrows
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Won
Won
Won




A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Doug & the Slugs (1)
General Public (1)
Payola$ (1)
Sting (1)
Bryan Adams (5)

Began distributing Attic Records in a 5-year deal.

A&M Canada distributed three albums by David Gibson between 1986 and 1988 on the Black Market Records Label.

Two albums by Charlotte Diamond on the Hugbug Records label.

Distributed three albums by Rita MacNeil on Lupins Records.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Extended Play
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Extended Play
Platinum Single
Platinum Single
Platinum Single
Gold Album
Platinum Single
Into the Light
Falco 3
Control
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Diana
Christmas Tyme
Lady in Red (the)
Rock Me Amadeus
What Have You Done for Me Lately
Nasty
Rumors
Into the Light
Falco 3
Control
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Into the Light
Diana
Christmas Tyme
Rock Me Amadeus
Rumors
Bryan Adams
Christmas Time
Chris DeBurgh
Falco
Janet Jackson
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Chris DeBurgh
Falco
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Timex Social Club
Chris DeBurgh
Falco
Janet Jackson
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Chris DeBurgh
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Falco
Timex Social Club
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Male Vocalist
Most Promising Artist
Most Promising Male Vocalist

Composer of the Year
Best Selling Single
Intl Single of the Year
 
 



Diana
Rock Me Amadeus
Bryan Adams
Kim Richardson
Stan Meissner
Doug Cameron
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Falco
Won
Won




A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Atlantic Starr (1)
David + David (1)
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Double (1)
Falco (1)
Joe Jackson (1)
Iggy Pop (1)
Janet Jackson (2)

In October 1987, A&M Records of Canada became the distributor of Paradox Records, a division of Passport Records.

A one-off distribution of Saga's Wildest Dreams on the Bonaire Records label.

Other record companies that had distribution deals with A&M Canada were Elephant Records, Maze, Oak Street, Troubadour and Concord Jazz.

From 1987 through 1989, distributed Play It Again Sam Records ompact discs by a;GRUMH, Legendary Pink Dots, Neon Judgement, Siglo XX, Trisomie 21, Weatherment and Young Gods.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Single
Into the Fire
Reckless
California Raisins
Boomtown
Blah Blah Blah
Every Breath You Take: the Singles
...Nothing like the Sun
Free as a Bird
Solitude Standing
Special Olympics Christmas Album
Heat of the Night
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
Into the Fire
Every Breath You Take: the Singles
...Nothing like the Sun
Solitude Standing
Special Olympics Christmas Album
Into the Fire
Into the Fire
Lady in Red (the)
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
California Raisins
David + David
Iggy Pop
Police
Sting
Supertramp
Suzanne Vega
Various Artists
Bryan Adams
Glenn Medeiros
Bryan Adams
Police
Sting
Suzanne Vega
Various Artists
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Chris DeBurgh
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Canadian Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist
Best R&B/Soul Record

Female Vocalist of the Year
Most Promising Male Vocalist
Composer of the Year
Producer of the Year
Album of the Year
Single of the Year
International Single
 
 
Peek-a-Boo
For the Love of Money



Heat of the Night
Into the Fire
Heat of the Night
Lady in the Red (the)
Rumours
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Kim Richardson
Erroll Starr
Veronique Beliveau
David Gibson
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Chris DeBurgh
Timex Social Club
Won
Won
Won



A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Roger Hodgson (1)
Janet Jackson (1)
Glenn Medeiros (1)
Police (1)
R.E.M. (1)
Sting (1)
Supertramp (1)
Suzanne Vega (1)
Bryan Adams (2)
Janet Jackson (2)

Paul Anka was an A&M artist in 1988 for his Freedom album.

From 1988 to 1991, A&M distributed Current Recording, Inc. albums, cassettes and CDs by Black Earth, Longfellow, Machinations and Mysterious Art.

From 1988 to 1990 distributed Milestone Records albums by Richie Cole, Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet and Sonny Rollins.

Distributed Spy Records from 1988 to 1995. The artists included Assimilation, Big Bang, Exciter, Ray Lyell, Ray Lyell and the Storm, Kelly Partland and Alter Ego, Phantoms, Roger St-Denis, Sandii & the Sunsetz,Tindrum and Rick Worrall.

In 1988, distributed Ritdong Records albums by Doug Bennett and his band Doug & the Slugs.

A one-off distribution Motorhead on the Viper Records label.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Sweet, Delicious & Marvelous
Christmas with the California Raisins
Flying Colours
Good Morning Viet Nam
California Raisins
Flying Colours
Good Morning Viet Nam
Scrooged
California Raisins
California Raisins
Chris DeBurgh
Soundtrack
California Raisins
Chris DeBurgh
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Big Pig (1)
Black (1)
California Raisins (1)
Chris DeBurgh (1)
John Hiatt (1)
Joe Jackson (1)
Iggy Pop (1)
Louis Armstrong (1)
Big Pig (1)
Giant Steps (1)
Paul Janz (1)
Sting (1)

By 1989, A&M Records of Canada had grown to be one of Canada's five major labels. The Canadian market finally accepted the cassette single as a standard format and the companies adopted it in May 1989.

A&M Canada began distributing Chameleon Music Group in 1989.

Between 1989 and 1991, A&M Canada distributed a series of CD's by Susan Hammond and her Classical Kids as well as Nancy White. These artists were part of the Children's Group label.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Spark to a Flame
December
Rhythm Nation 1814
Miss You Much
Stop
Stop
Rhythm Nation 1814
Stop
Chris DeBurgh
George Winston
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Sam Brown
Sam Brown
Janet Jackson
Sam Brown
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Canadian Entertainer
Best Children's Album



Best R&B/Soul Record
Male Vocalist


Lullaby Berceuse

Fred Penner's Place
Mr. Bach Comes to Call
Angel
 

Bryan Adams
Connie Kaldor,
    Carmen Campaine
Fred Penner
Susan Hammond
Erroll Starr
Robbie Robertson
David Wilcox

Won

Won
Won
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Sam Brown (1)
Janet Jackson (1)
Joe Jackson (1)
Michael Damian (2)

A&M RECORDS OF CANADA ADS

A&M RECORDS HISTORY 1990s

In 1990, A&M Canada was bought by PolyGram of Canada. Gerry LaCoursiere was placed on the management board of the PolyGram Group in Canada. The board oversaw all of PolyGrams operations in the country including A&M Records, PolyGram Records, Island Records and PolyGram Distribution. In October, Gerry LaCoursiere was promoted to chairman of the PolyGram Group in Canada. Joe Summers was elevated to president of A&M Records of Canada.Summers had been its General Manager and Vice President.

A&M Canada distributed albums on Antone Records including Omar & the Howlers and a various artist compilation.

From 1990 to 1993, distributed Mango Records compact discs from Black Uhuru, Linton Kwesi Johnson, King Sunny Ade, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Steel Pulse and Toots & the Maytals.

Reissued Oscar Peterson's Pablo Records albums from 1990 through 1999.

A 1990-1991 distribution agreement with Rammit Records for product by DeLee, Fattman, Uncertain Edge/Crime and Watchmen.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Platinum Album Renegade Romantic Paul Janz
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Walt Grealis Special Achievement
Male Vocalist
Best Children's Album
 

Beethoven Lives
    Upstairs
Raffi
David Wilcox
Susan Hammond
Won


Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Sam Brown (1)
John Hiatt (1)
Neville Brothers (1)
Suzanne Vega (1)
Janet Jackson (5)

In February, PolyGram estimated its losses for 1990 to be $4 or $5 million. LaCoursiere told Billboard, "PolyGram was cold and, trying to get that magic number, they were wheeling and dealing. There were a lot of times they were making programs because they were so far behind quotas. In hard times, you've got to say 'no'." To cut losses, LaCoursiere restructured A&M, Island and PolyGram. Each label retained its sales, promotion, marketing and creative teams while production and accounting were centralized and shared by all the labels with PolyGram Distribution performing that function for all of the labels. Some offices wre closed and the work moved to into other offices.

A&M was distributing these labels: Attic, Current, Elephant, Hypnotic, SPY, Troubadour and Virgin. LaCoursiere negotiated extended distribution deals with them. Troubadour was the exception. After ten years with A&M, it switched distributors to MCA.

From 1991 through 1994, distributed Yes Boy Records albums by Lowest of the Low.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Platinum Album (5x)
Platinum Single
Platinum Single
Platinum Single (2x)
Warm Your Heart
Waking Up the Neighbours
Pornograffitti
Soul Cages (the)
I Do It for You (Everything I Do)
More than Words
Waking Up the Neighbours
Pornograffitti
Soul Cages (the)
Waking Up the Neighbours
Pornograffitti
Waking Up the Neighbours
Pornograffitti
Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
I Do It for You (Everything I Do)
More than Words
I Do It for You (Everything I Do)
Aaron Neville
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Sting
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Sting
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Children's Album
Best Roots or Traditional
Mozart's Magic Fantasy
Weather Out the Storm
Susan Hammond
Figgy Duff
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Extreme (1)
Amy Grant (1)
Kish (1)
Aaron Neville (1)
Soundgarden (1)
Sting (1)
Supertramp (1)
Too Many Cooks (1)
Bryan Adams (3)
Amy Grant (3)

Signed Jann Arden in 1992. Her Living Under June album would go on to sell over eight million copies.

Entered a two-year distribution deal with the Hypnotic label for product by Big Sugar, Kon Kan and Chris Spedding.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Diamond Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Single
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (10x)
Platinum Album (6x)
Platinum Album (7x)
Platinum Album (8x)
Platinum Album (9x)
Waking Up the Neighbours
Very Special Christmas 2 (a)
Finally
III Sides to Every Story
Badmotorfinger
Mo' Money
Temple of the Dog
Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Very Special Christmas 2 (a)
III Sides to Every Story
Badmotorfinger
Temple of the Dog
Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
Waking Up the Neighbours
Bryan Adams
A&M Records (Various Artists)
Cece Peniston
Extreme
Soundgarden
Soundtrack
Temple of the Dog
Bryan Adams
A&M Records (Various Artists)
Extreme
Soundgarden
Temple of the Dog
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Producer of the Year

Canadian Entertainer
International Achievement
Best Male Vocalist
Best Selling Single (Foreign)
Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Songwriter of the Year
Best Album

Single of the Year



I Do It for You
    (Everything I Do)
 
 

More Than Words
 

Waking Up the
    Neighbours
I Do It for You
    (Everything I Do)
Can't Stop This Thing
    We Started
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Extreme
Ian & Sylvia
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Won

Won

Won
Won
Won



A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Extreme (1)
Amy Grant (1)
Neville Brothers (1)
Cece Peniston (1)
Police (1)
Styx (1)
Temple of the Dog (1)
Suzanne Vega (1)
Cece Peniston (4)

A one-off distribution of B.E.I. Records Platinum Blonde's Best of Live album

Distributed the 1993 single "Sexy" by West End Girls on Johnny Jet Records.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas
Grand Tour (the)
So Far, So Good
Time for Mercy
Message in a Box
Three Musketeers (the)
Ten Summoner's Tales
So Far, So Good
Ten Summoner's Tales
So Far, So Good
So Far, So Good
Aaron Neville
Aaron Neville
Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Police
Soundtrack
Sting
Bryan Adams
Sting
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Selling Album
Canadian Entertainer
Songwriter of the Year
Single of the Year
Waking Up the Neighbours


Thought I'd Died and
    Gone to Heaven
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Won




A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Doughboys (1)
John Hiatt (1)
Denis Leary (1)
Aaron Neville (1)
Sting (1)
Bryan Adams (2)

Signed Ashley MacIsaac in 1994.

One-off CD by Lee Aaron on the Hipchic Music label.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Platinum Album (5x)
New Miserable Experience
Living Under June
Tuesday Night Music Club
Superunknown
Fields of Gold the Best of 1984-1994
Woodstock '94
Reckless
Living Under June
Tuesday Night Music Club
Superunknown
Fields of Gold the Best of 1984-1994
Woodstock '94
Tuesday Night Music Club
Superunknown
Superunknown
So Far, So Good
So Far, So Good
Gin Blossoms
Jann Arden
Sheryl Crow
Soundgarden
Sting
Various Artists
Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Sheryl Crow
Soundgarden
Sting
Various Artists
Sheryl Crow
Soundgarden
Soundgarden
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Video
Best New Solo Artist
Best R&B/Soul Record

Best Children's Album

Songwriter of the Year
Hard Rock Album
I Would Die for You
 
Time Is Right
    (I'll Be There for You)
Tchaikovsky Discovers
    America

Crush
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Rupert Gayle

Susan Hammond

Jann Arden
Doughboys
Won
Won
Won

Won

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Chris DeBurgh (1)
Gin Blossoms (1)
Amy Grant (1)
Lowest of the Low (1)
Soundgarden (1)
Sting (1)
Aaron Neville (2)

A one-off album distribution of the Matthew Good Band on the Darktown Records label.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (4x)
Hi, How Are You Today?
Icon Is Love (the)
Four
Live, Live, Live
Design of a Decade
Second Contribution
Don Juan Demarco
Empire Records
Tower of Song: the Songs of Leonard Cohen
Design of a Decade
Time for Mercy
Second Contribution
Don Juan Demarco
Living Under June
Living Under June
Tuesday Night Music Club
Living Under June
Ashley MacIsaac
Barry White
Blues Traveler
Bryan Adams
Janet Jackson
Shawn Phillips
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
Various Artists
Janet Jackson
Jann Arden
Shawn Phillips
Soundtrack
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Sheryl Crow
Jann Arden
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST Won
Single of the Year

Female Vocalist
Songwriter of the Year

Best Dance Recording
Best Video
Could I Be Your Girl
Please Forgive Me
 


Could I Be Your Girl
Insensitive
Jann Arden
Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Won

Won
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Jann Arden (1)
Blues Traveler (1)
Sheryl Crow (1)
Extreme (1)
Janet Jackson (1)
Monster Magnet (1)
Police (1)
Barry White (1)
Bryan Adams (1)
Jann Arden (1)
Bizarre Inc. (1)
Sheryl Crow (1)
Amy Grant (1)
Janet Jackson (1)
Ashley MacIsaac (1)
Barry White (1)

 

       

On December 31, 1996, Gerry Lacoursiere retired as the Chairman of the PolyGram Group Canada. Joe Summers was named as his successor.

A one-off distribution of the Bluetones on Superior Quality Recordings.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (5x)
Hemi-Vision
18 'Til I Die
Crush
Congratulations I'm Sorry
Sheryl Crow
Down on the Upside
Mercury Falling
Hi, How Are You Today?
18 'Til I Die
Sheryl Crow
Down on the Upside
Mercury Falling
Hi, How Are You Today?
18 'Til I Die
Sheryl Crow
Living Under June
Big Sugar
Bryan Adams
Doughboys
Gin Blossoms
Sheryl Crow
Soundgarden
Sting
Ashley MacIsaac
Bryan Adams
Sheryl Crow
Soundgarden
Sting
Ashley MacIsaac
Bryan Adams
Sheryl Crow
Jann Arden
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Roots & Traditional Album
Producer of the Year

Best New Solo Artist
Best Video
Entertainer of the Year

Songwriter of the Year
Best Album Design
Single of the Year
Hi, How Are You Today?
Hi, How Are You Today?
Have You Ever Really
    Loved a Woman
Good Mother



Hi, How Are You Today?
Have You Every Really
    Loved a Woman
Insensitive
Ashley MacIsaac
Ashley MacIsaac
Bryan Adams

Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Ashley MacIsaac
Bryan Adams

Jann Arden
Won
Won


Won
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Big Sugar (1)
Sheryl Crow (1)
Dishwalla (1)
Face to Face (1)
Garbage (1)
Gin Blossoms (1)
Ashley MacIsaac (1)
Soundgarden (1)
Sting (1)
Styx (1)
Suzanne Vega (1)
Bryan Adams (3)
Gin Blossoms (3)
CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (3x)
Platinum Album (6x)
Straight on Till Morning
Happy?
Lie to Me
Hemi-Vision
Four
Happy?
Lie to Me
Four
Sheryl Crow
So Far, So Good
Blues Traveler
Jann Arden
Jonny Lang
Big Sugar
Blues Traveler
Jann Arden
Jonny Lang
Blues Traveler
Sheryl Crow
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Instrumental Artist of the Year
Best Male Vocalist
Songwriter of the Year
Best Producer



Best Album

North Star Rock Album
Single of the Year
 


Only Thing That Looks Good
    on Me Is You
Let's Make a Night
    to Remember
18 Til I Die
Hi, How Are You Today?
Hemi-Vision
Sleepy Maggie
Ashley MacIsaac
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Ashley MacIsaac
Big Sugar
Ashley MacIsaac
Won
Won


A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Jann Arden (1)
Blues Traveler (1)
Amy Grant (1)
Jonny Lang (1)
Soundgarden (1)
Squeeze (1)
 
CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Platinum Album (2x)
No Cure for Cancer
Globe Sessions (the)
On a Day Like Today
Globe Sessions (the)
On a Day Like Today
Happy?
Denis Leary
Sheryl Crow
Bryan Adams
Sheryl Crow
Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Female Vocalist
Group of the Year
Songwriter of the Year


Single of the Year
Best New Group
Best Video


Wishing That
The Sound of
Ode to a Friend
The Sound of

Everything Is Autmatic
Jann Arden
Big Sugar
Jann Arden


Jann Arden
Matthew Good Band
Amtthew Good Band






A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (2) Bryan Adams (2)

Signed Jennifer Mason.

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Single
Wander This World
Five Hundred Pounds
Jonny Lang
Big Sugar
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Songwriter

Best Producer

Best Engineer
Best Album
Best Pop Album
Best Rock Album
Best Single
Best Video
On a Day Like Today
When You're Gone
C'mon, C'mon, C'mon
How Do Ya Feel Tonight
C'mon, C'mon, C'mon
Happy?
Happy?
Underdogs
Apparitions
Wishing That
Apparitions
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Matthew Good Band
Matthew Good Band
Jann Arden
Matthew Good Band
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Bryan Adams (1)
Chris Cornell (1)
 

A&M RECORDS HISTORY 2000s

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Album
Platinum Album
Platinum Album (2x)
Best of Me (the)
Sheryl Crow & Friends: Live from Central Park
Best of Me (the)
Best of Me (the)
Bryan Adams
Sheryl Crow
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Male Artist
Best Album
Best Pop/Adult Album
 
On a Day Like Today
On a Day Like Today
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Won
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Sheryl Crow (1)
Cat Stevens (1)
Sting (1)
 
CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Gold Album
Gold Single
West End Girls
All This Time
West End Girls
Sting
JUNO AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AWARD TITLE ARTIST WON
Best Songwriter
Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Best of Me (the)
Bryan Adams
Bruce Cockburn

Won


A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Sting (1)  
CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CERTIFICATION TITLE ARTIST
Platinum Single C'mon C'mon Sheryl Crow
A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA
ALBUMS SINGLES
Vanessa Carlton (1)
Sheryl Crow (1)
 

LABELS, LINERS AND SLEEVE HISTORY

In today's age of compact discs and digital downloads, album and single labels and sleeves seem quaint and company packaging and identification have been reduced to fine print and tiny graphics. In the vinyl age, the label started as the primary souce of information and the the record label logo and name were the central design elements on the generic single sleeve. Album liners might promote other recordings or special offers from the company.

The labels placed on vinyl albums and 45s and the record company's generic sleeves and album liners are important for both serious and casual record collectors for a number of reasons. Labels, liners and sleeves can contain information that helps collectors determine the release date, the edition of a record and its value on the market. For collectible records, the edition is a major determinant of its value. When A&M reprinted its albums and singles after a change in its label design, the reprints always carried the latest label and are always less desirable than the original printing. Let's look at the relevance of the labels, liners and sleeves.

45 Sleeves. Until the 1980s, picture sleeves were reserved for well-known, better-selling artists. This was because picture sleeves were more expensive to produce. New artists or those signed only to record singles had their work issued in generic record company sleeves. The sleeve functioned to advertise the record company with its use of a large company logo or memorable design.

45 Labels. The label advertised the single. The information on the label may be the only credit information that is available to the public. Beyond the title, songwriters, the artist's name and record company logo, three important credits may be included: the producer, the arranger and the engineer. Each of them can be as collectible as the artist. Collectors may also extend their interest to include the records that artists created when they filled the role of producer, arrangers or songwriter.

Because singles were usually printed only once, the record company logo variations can help identify the year of release. This is especially useful if there is no copyright or print date on the label.

Album Labels. The design of the label on the vinyl helps identify an original album from a reprint. Collectors with a sharp eye will notice differences in printing techniques, color variations, and even the company that pressed the recording because of the location of the raised vinyl ring under the label.

Album Liners. The record company's inner sleeves for albums often help to date the album in two ways. First, the sleeves may have been printed with information about other recent releases. Second, some companies like A&M Records placed codes on their inner sleeves which helps determine the period for an album release.

A&M RECORDS OF CANADA ALBUM LABELS

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A&M RECORDS OF CANADA EMPLOYEES

A&M RECORDS OF CANADA EMPLOYEE ROSTER

Thank you to all of the very talented members of the A&M Records of Canada, Ltd. 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 contact list of artists and staff.

A - FG - MN - Z
Connie Agostino
Christine Anderson
David Andoff
Greg Barkley
Alice Barrett
Bob Beauchamp
Pete Beauchamp
Kathryn Bennett
Milton Bervaldi
Bruce Bissell
Kris Blok-Anderson
Nicole Bodneau
Bruce Bondesen
Greig Borneman
Quentin Branch
Susan Brearton
Debbie Brennan
Kelly Brian
Alison Brock
Richard Broden
David Brodeur
Guy Brodeur
Jean Brochet
Liz Brown
Ron Bussey
Teresa Byers
Doug Byrne
Dorothy Calway
Guy Campeau
Nick Carbone
Jackie Champion
Doug Chappell
Lori Chappell
Brian Chater
Blake Clarke
Ted Clarke
Steve Coady
Nino Colavecchio
Colin Cross
Glen Currie
Debbie Davidson
Shirley Dempsey
Catherine O'Connell DeSantis
Shirley Doucet
John Domik
Nicole Duchesne
Richard Dufresne
Robin Durant
Faisel Durrani
Fred Duvall
Bonnie Elder
Rudy Eyssen
Alex Fedorow
Bill Field
Ann Forbes
Ron Fyle
Debbie Gallinger
Dennis Garces
Joan Gates
Andre Gauthier
Sue Gerkes
Michael Godin
Christine Gray
Ellen Grewer
Michele Guerin
Jean-Pierre Guilbert
David Hanley
Al Harrison
Sherri Hart
Robert Hartle
Carl Harvey
Patti Heidinger
Jean Marie Heimrath
John Hellyer
Michelle Henderson
Danny Hobbs
Gary Hubbard
Alex Hunter
Max Hutchinson
Jayrene Iezzi Thomson
Robert Jalade
Lisa Johnson
Bill Johnston
Don Jones
John Jones
Tom Jones
Kerry Joth
Steve Kane
Hank Koch
Gary Kouri
Elizabeth Kovacs
Gary Kuch
Gerry Lacoursiere
Richard LaFrance
Yves Lamarche
Louise Lavoie
Lisa LeBlanc
Rudy LeValley
Dave Lindores
Sue Llewellyn
Kathy Lovell
Vicky Lydiat
Colin Macdonald
Neil MacGonigill
Terry Mancini
Margaret McGroarty
Janice McGuire
Michael McKelvie
Nana McLean
Paul McLure
Pat McMahon
Bill Meehan
Sandra Merkley
Brian Meyers
John Mitchell
Karen Moffat
James Monaco
Arthur Moxem
Bob Muir
Liam Mullen
Heidi Muntz
Vern Namek
Carol Nolan
Mary Omelash
Bill Ott
Claude Palardy
Gladys Pankhurst
Garry Patriquin
William Patriquin
David Pearce
Heather Perry
Larry Phillips
Greg Plumb
Nelson Poirier
Dave Porter
Erika Pothe
Graham Powers
Charly Prevost
Nicole Proteau
Richard Ramfton
John Redman
Allan Reid
John Reid
Francois Reney
Lorna Richards
Robert Richards
Leonard Ridgewell
Stephanie Robertson
Jeff Robinson
Don Rodgers
Bob Roper
Ray Rosenberg
Leonard Rowsell
Patrick Ryan
Doreen Sandala
Julie Sapera
Margaret Scanes
Jolene Schnell
Kim Sharpe
Eugenio Signoretti
Lee Silversides
Doug Simpson
Greg Simpson
Ron Sinclair
Jeanette Sipos
Frank Sist
Debbie Spear
Richard Snow
Randy Stark
Margaret Stephenson
Joe Summers
Tony Sutherland
Nancy Szastkiw
France Tetrealt-Thomson
Patty Tobias
Joe Toews
Julian Tuck
Margaret Turnbull
Charly Vance
Debra Walcot
Nadine Waite
David Watt
Ken Wells
Randy Wells
Madge Wiseman
Joe Woodhouse
Christine (Vernon) Zellhorn

SOURCES

A&M Records' 10th and 15th anniversary books
A&M Records employees

CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION:
Canadian Recording Industry Association

A&M RECORDS TOP POP ARTISTS IN CANADA:
1. Lwin, Nanda. Top Albums the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
2. Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
3. CHUM 1050 Radio Charts. Toronto, Canada. CHUM Radio

JUNO AWARDS:
Juno Awards

1962:
A&M Five Years Later. RPM, April 19, 1975.

1968:
1. Music Capitals of the World (Toronto). Billboard, January 13, 1968.
2. Window Shopper. Cashbox, November 23, 1968.
3. Quality's 'Taste of A&M.' Cash Box, October 5, 1968.

1970:
1. A&M Back to Inner Sleeves. Billboard, March 14, 1970.
2. A&M Mount Dealer Drive. Billboard, September 26, 1970.

1972:
From the Music Capitals of the Word (Toronto). Billboard, March 11, 1972.

1973:
1. A&M Canada Hot on International Front. Billboard, June 30, 1973.
2. PVC Shortage Forces Cutback In Promotion Mailings at A&M. Ritchie Yorke. Billboard, November 3, 1973.

1974:
1. A&M Hot Track Records. Billboard, February 24, 1974.
2. A&M Scoring in Country. Billboard, August 3, 1974.
3. A&M Promo Team Sees Rap with PD's Key to Success. Billboard, May 18, 1974.
4. West Coast, Industry Comes Slowly to Age. Jeani Read. Billboard, September 21, 1974.
5. A&M Parley Accents Ties by Sales & Promotion. Billboard, October 12, 1974.
6. From the Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, June 22, 1974.

1975:
A&M Five Years Later. RPM, April 19, 1975.

1976:
1. Canada! Label Presidents Speak Out. Billboard, October 2, 1976.
2. A&M's Fall Market Plan Offers Discount Up to 10%. Martin Melhuishi. Billboard, October 16, 1976.

1977:
1. A&M Radio Draw Fulfills Couple's Romanian Dream. Billboard, February 26, 1977.
2. A&M Sales Up In September. Cash Box, November 11, 1977.

1978:
Mushroom to A&M Plus Convention. David Farrell. Billboard, September 23, 1978.
2. A&M Records In Canada Starts Mangione Blitz. Cashbox, July 1, 1978.
3. A&M Canada Promote Three Top Executives. Cashbox, August 19, 1978.

1979:
1. Angel, A&M Launch New Hifi Product. Billboard, April 21, 1979.
2. A&M Commitment Yields Dividends for DeBurgh. Billboard, May 19, 1979.
3. A&M Unveils Audiophile Pack. Billboard, September 1, 1979.
4. In Canada, A&M Suit Defendant. Billboard, December 15, 1979. 5. A&M Records Canada to Distribute Troubador. Cashbox, May 5, 1979.
6. A&M Canada and IAR Sign Distribution Deal. Cashbox, August 18, 1979.

1980:
1. A&M Canada Fined for Price Maintenance. Billboard, September 13, 1980.
2. A&M Pledges More Support for Canadian Acts. Billboard, October 4, 1980.
3. P'Gram Canada Files Buyout Plan (A&M Records of Canada Limited). Kirk LaPointe. Billboard, February 10, 1990.

1981:
1. Fresh Head Albums to A&M. Billboard, September 26, 1981.
2. Sloth, Progress In Pact. Billboard, September 26, 1981.

1982:
A&M To Handle Passport Line. Billboard, May 15, 1982.

1983:
Library and Archives of Canada

1991:
LaCoursiere Takes the Reins at P'gram Group Canada. Larry LeBlanc. Billboard, February 9, 1991.

1999:
Library and Archives of Canada