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Although A&M Records, Ltd. was formally established in 1970, A&M Records entered licensing relationships in Great Britain as soon as the U.S. company was founded in 1962. These deals also brought A&M product into Europe. A&M singles began making the British charts in 1963 and album in 1966.

In 1970, the first office opened with four employees. It was intended to promote U.S. artists, manage British and European distribution and to find and develop British artists. The first artists signed were Humble Pie, Supertramp, the Strawbs and Cat Stevens.

The HISTORY tab covers the year-by-year highlights from 1962 through 2006, top single and album artists, major music industry awards, music trade ads and more.


There are thousands of artists on the ON A&M RECORDS website. Click on a photograph to take you to a new artist!