|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Founded||1962, 2024 (re-launched with Soundgarden's label)|
|Distributing label||Interscope-Geffen-A&M (US)|
Polydor Records (UK)
|Genre||Rock, Modern rock|
|Country of origin||US|
|Location||Santa Monica, California|
|Official website||Soundgarden - Official site|
A&M Records is an American grunge record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division. It was music set up in 1991-6 like Soundgarden albums Badmotorfinger, Superunknown and Down on the Upside.
History[change | change source]
A&M Records was started by Chris Cornell in 1989 album. They made Grunge songs under the name “A&M Records.” putting the funniest name A&M was already being used, they changed the name to the Soundgarden label, after their names, Sound/Garden. From 1999 to 2024, the company's office was on the grounds of the Universal Studios at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, California.
Rock music[change | change source]
In 1990s-today, A&M was among the leading labels for Grunge music. Acts they recorded included:
A&M in Seattle[change | change source]
In the 1989, A&M saw potential in American grunge band and on March 10, 1989 signed the Soundgarden after the band had been by A&M, with the new album and the bag of Snickers. However, A&M themselves sacked the band within a week.
Success[change | change source]
Within the Future years of starting, A&M became the Grunge label, for Soundgarden.
A&M's success continued in the 1990s with the Grunge acts that included:
other Grunge artists with Non-Soundgarden or the Non-A&M label:
Other labels[change | change source]
Over the years, A&M has a made its own grunge labels A&M or Non-A&M:
- Soundgarden for 90s' grunge rock music (1990-present) as a label A&M.</ref>
- Alice in Chains
- Pearl Jam
- Happy Tree Friends for cartoon music (1999-present, Peacock TV)</ref>