Korda Marshall | Music Business Tutor | ICMP London

Korda Marshall has signed some of the biggest names in rock and pop. With some three decades in the music business, he has played in a band, scouted, signed artists, directed major label A&R departments, produced, executive produced and been a managing director of three large record labels.

After starting his career at RCA Records in 1983, Korda became A&R Director of the label in 1988, counteing Ash, Garbage, Muse, The Blow Monkeys, The Wedding Present, Pop Will Eat Itself, Londonbeat and Take That among his signings. Departing RCA in 1993, he launched Infectious Records, which eventually merged with Australian company Mushroom Records before being acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2003. At Warner, he became Managing Director of the company’s Atlantic Records label, where he signed The Darkness and James Blunt among others, before taking over at Warner Music in 2004 and overseeing the careers of Madonna, Green Day, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and signing artists including Gnarls Barkley, The Foals, The Enemy, Pendulum, and Seasick Steve.

After eighteen successful years within the corporate environment as well as nearly twelve years building and growing independent music companies, Korda is currently on the board of the BPI (British Phonographic Institute), the OCC (the Official Chart Company) and a new digital start up called M-Flow. He is also chairman of his own independent record company, Infectious Music.

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