Alan McGee

  1. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  2. Alan McGee Q&A: Life After Creation, Rehab, 359 Music & Making Movies

    March 10, 2014 5:37 AM EDT Every now and then, there comes an industry figure who manages to loom as large as the bands he’s working with. Creation Records founder Alan McGee was certainly one of those people. Despite signing some of the most decadent (Primal Scream), co ...

  3. Creation Records Founder Alan McGee Starts New Label

    May 08, 2013 6:53 AM EDT Alan McGee, the legendary Scottish entrepreneur who discovered Oasis and founded the celebrated British label Creation Records, is back in the game. McGee has teamed with British independent music firm Cherry Red Records to launch the new label, ...

  4. Australia's Bigsound Conference: Alan McGee Provokes; Robbie Williams' Hefty EMI Deal; Chugg Lambasts McGee

    September 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The 10th anniversary Bigsound conference took place last week in Brisbane, Australia. Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle was there to take in all the sounds and soundbites. "The Australian" newspaper music editor Iain ...

  5. Business Matters: Edgar Bronfman Jr., EMI, Gummybear and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The lawyer for Warner Music Group CEO and chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. asked for the charges against his client to be dropped. The court was wrong to send Bronfman to trial “without any explanation,” he said on the opening day of the insider trad ...

  6. Charlatans Confirms Split With Alan McGee

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band the Charlatans has confirmed its split with manager Alan McGee. The band is now represented by London-based Big Life Management , which has also financed recording of the new Charlatans album. McGee was the founder of U.K. ind ...

  7. Poptones Plays Its Final Tune

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label figurehead Alan McGee has closed his London-based label Poptones. A statement today (Oct. 4) from McGee and his joint shareholder in Poptones, Stephen King, said that the two companies the pair owned, Poptones and Creation M ...

  8. McGee Supports Gowers Review In Blog

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan McGee, CEO of U.K. independent label Poptones and Creation Management, has become the first high profile executive to break ranks with the music industry and come out in favour of the Gowers Review on intellectual property. The review created ...

  9. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  10. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...