About A1(M) Records
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Independent record label & artist development company, “Passionate about sounds that make a difference”. Inspired by the DIY ethos of Wilson and McLaren & born of the post punk, electronic noise, emanating from 80's & 90's.
Producers & Collaborations (Our Team)
Since 2012, we have built an international network of collaborators & partners that get the most out of your music. These include; award winning, producers, engineers, re-mixers, world class recording and mastering studios all who have worked with artists that have has both commercial chart success across; indie, dance, funk, soul & EDM.
Our producers, re mixers and studio partners and have worked with the likes of, Gorillaz, Black Grape, Rhianna, The Charlatans, Johnny Marr, Tori Amos and New Order, even Ed Sheeran, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hercules & The Love Affair, Bob Marley and Grace Jones, to name but a few, so you’re in good hands!
We have also teamed up with Bafta award winning film makers, cutting edge video editors and production companies, London and Regional based national digital and physical PR companies, national radio pluggers and pitch to Spotify and iTunes playlists to give our music a chance.
Why the Name?
We left Madchester, behind in 1997, and landed in rural Cambridgeshire. The next 13 years were spent traveling back North, up and down the famous A1 (M) "great north road" as we worked in Manchester, Salford and London. During this time, we worked with many different bands, genres and styles from the North to South of our great country.
The A1(M) label takes its identity from "Great North Road". Where, since the 1950,s, bands have travelled the length and breadth of this backbone of English music, London to Edinburgh, playing live and building a fan-base. The A1(M) is "more than just a road", it connects the heartlands of UK with the Music Capital of the world."
Plans for the label?
Our aim is to provide a vehicle for independent bands to take on and compete with established indie labels by having a passionate team behind you offering an affordable formal structured resource to; record, release, sell, promote and gain exposure for their music" – We are looking to add new artists to our roster in 2019.
Inspiration- & Background
Passionate about indie music, played in bands, 1979, early 80’s, & promoted indie live gigs since 2005. Starting the label seemed the next logical step". Our own musical journey playing in bands from 1979-84 and working at a famous Manchester live venue the Mayflower during the second wave of punk and Oi. After being away from music for the "Madchester years" a chance hearing of single by a young Cambridge band "Inkus", in 2005, it rekindled a love of music, that had never really gone away". Music can and does make a difference.
Past Collaborations & Releases
Since 2005, we have collaborated and organized gigs for over 300+ bands in Manchester, at venues in, Salford, Cambridge and London, including the world famous 100 Club, Barfly, Sebright Arms, Nambucca, FAC-251, La belle Angel, Metropol, Zanzibar Club, Band on The Wall & the 1000 capacity Cambridge corn exchange.
From 2005 onward we organized and self-released 3 independent compilation albums & Live music DVDs, featuring Indie bands that played our Teenage Kicks Charity gigs in Cambridge and were also “In The City” official fringe event organizers from 2007-2010.
We have collaborated and encouraged many new photographers and live music film makers and are proud to have hosted the Salford Debut Book Launch of Kevin Cummins, "Looking for the Light Through the pouring Rain". We have also worked in collaboration with DJ sets from; Dave Haslam, Peter Hook and worked with Happy Monday’s singer Rowetta and had events hosted by John Robb.
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