A&M Octone Records

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A&M Octone Records
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Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2000 (Octone Records)
2007 (relaunched as A&M/Octone)
Founder James Diener
David Boxenbaum
Ben Berkman
Status Acquired (artist roster transferred to Interscope Records)
Distributor(s) Interscope-Geffen-A&M (in the US)
Universal Music Group (international)[1]
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, New York, US

A&M Octone Records, stylized A&M/Octone Records was an American record label, that operated one third of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. It was a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Octone Records, also known as OctoScope Music.

The label represented a merger of Interscope-Geffen-A&M's A&M Records label with Octone Records. A full-service artist development label, A&M/Octone operated music publishing, merchandising and touring entities – in addition to specializing in recorded music.

In October 2013, Interscope-Geffen-A&M purchased Octone Records' 50% interest in the A&M/Octone joint venture with its artist roster subsequently transferred to Interscope Records, notably Maroon 5.

Overview[edit]

History[edit]

Launched in 2000, Octone Records was founded by CEO/President James Diener and distributed through Sony BMG. After successful signing, release, marketing and promotion on Octone, artists were given the option of upstreaming to RCA Music Group, via a joint-venture between the two companies. Upon launch, Diener and Octone Records were also well known in the music industry for their entrepreneurial private-equity financing model.[2]

In February 2007, Interscope-Geffen-A&M partnered with Octone Records to relaunch the A&M label, headed by James Diener and called A&M/Octone Records with worldwide distribution handled by parent Universal Music Group. The existing Octone roster was transferred to the A&M/Octone label and all new artist signings were made under the A&M/Octone joint venture.[3]

Executive staff[edit]

  • James Diener, CEO/President
  • David Boxenbaum, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
  • Ben Berkman, EVP/Head of Promotion
  • Rome Thomas, Senior Vice President Sales & Artist Development
  • Nina Webb, Head Of Marketing
  • Roi Hernandez, Head of Creative Services & Electronic A&R

Former Recording artists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.universalmusic.com/labels
  2. ^ Nancy, Hass (April 16, 2007). "Sounds Like Money". Portfolio. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ Todd, Martens (February 20, 2007). "Interscope Geffen A&M Shifting To Octone". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/article.php?article_id=1300

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