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
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
Official website www.amoctone.com

A&M Octone Records, stylized A&M/Octone Records is an American record label, which operates as one third of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. It is a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Octone Records, also known as OctoScope Music. The label represents a merger of Interscope-Geffen-A&M's A&M Records label with Octone Records.

A full-service artist development label, A&M/Octone operates music publishing, merchandising and touring entities – in addition to specializing in recorded music. In late 2013, Interscope-Geffen-A&M acquired the 50% stake of Octone Records, it will be completed in mid-2014.[2] It is currently uncertain of what is the future of the label's roster after the completed purchase.[3]



Founded in 2000, Octone Records was established 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.[4]

In February 2007, Interscope-Geffen-A&M partnered with Octone Records to relaunch the A&M label, now 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 are made under the A&M/Octone joint venture.[5]

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

Recording artists[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.universalmusic.com/labels
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/5748123/interscope-geffen-am-acquires-remaining-share-of-amoctone-records
  3. ^ http://www.musiqtone.com/musiqtoneblog/?p=1667/
  4. ^ Nancy, Hass (April 16, 2007). "Sounds Like Money". Portfolio. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ Todd, Martens (February 20, 2007). "Interscope Geffen A&M Shifting To Octone". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/article.php?article_id=1300

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