Guitar Amp Giant MARSHALL Launches Rock Record Label
Introducing: MARSHALL RECORDS.
World-famous amplifier company Marshall, whose name is synonymous with live rock, is to launch its own Marshall Records label. UK trade magazine Music Week reported earlier this week that Marshall Amplification is to continue its expansion with the establishment of the label, which is now looking to make its first signings, notably in the rock genre.
The new venture will be spearheaded by producer Rob Cass who, as an in-house producer at London's famous Abbey Road Studios since 2010, has worked with Brian May, Slash and the late Jack Bruce; and Steve Tannett. Steve has been involved in literally hundreds of artist’s careers as a manager, label boss (IRS Records and Ark 21) and a successful music publisher. His wealth of knowledge, contacts and artist friendly approach has served him well with associations to many multi-platinum selling artists including: REM, The Police, Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, Sting, Jools Holland, The Alarm, Belinda Carlisle, Zucchero, Paul Carrack, Bernie Marsden, Chaz Jankel, Glen Matlock, Peter Frampton and many more.
“If we make the amplifiers that enable guitarists to make music and produce products for their fans to listen to their music”, Marshall MD Jonathan Ellery tells Music Week, “then it makes sense that we join those two things together and help bands and musicians record, promote and perform their music. That is exactly why we have created Marshall Record”.
Marshall Amplification, now based in Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, England, was founded by the celebrated Jim Marshall. He built the company up in the 1960s and saw it rise to huge prominence in the world of guitar rock thanks in no small part to the enthusiastic endorsement of Marshall amps by such giants as Pete Townshend and John Entwistle of The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.
Jim Marshall died in 2012 at the age of 88.
The Marshall Records board of Directors:
Jonathan Ellery – Marshall Managing Director
David Cole – Marshall Finance Director
Barry Moon – Marshall Operations Director
Grace Pantony – Marshall Brand Licensing Director
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