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About The Birdman Recording Group, Inc.
The Birdman Recording Group, Inc. was started by music industry veteran David Katznelson to be a home for independent record labels releasing quality music. The flagship label, Birdman Records, was founded while Katznelson was still an A&R Vice President at Warner Bros. Records, where he worked with The Flaming Lips, Mudhoney, The Texas Tornados, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Shane MacGowan, and The Boredoms. The label started putting out such records as the Skip Spence covers compilation MORE OAR (featuring Robert Plant, Beck, Greg Dulli, and others) as well as the second solo project by Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante.
Katznelson departed from Warner Bros. in 2000 and saw an opportunity growing in the crumbling of the modern music industry. The major labels' lack of artist development and the general lack of funding for independent labels left many artists and catalogs without a home. The Birdman Recording Group, Inc. was founded on the notion of working with the best of such artists and catalogs, creating labels that would best fit the particular genres that each artist represented. The labels under the Birdman Recording Group, Inc. umbrella include:
Birdman Records: The original and still the biggest of the labels boasts a roster that includes: The Warlocks, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, The Modey Lemon, The Apes, The Cuts, The Gris Gris, Paula Frazer, Foetus, PFFR, Tom Recchion, and The Young Jazz Giants. Birdman Records focuses on underground garage, psych, blues and Jazz.
Tornado Records: A label for Texas music made by (or influenced by) Texas. Tornado released Doug Sahm's final classic THE RETURN OF WAYNE DOUGLASS, Joe King Carrasco's IL MOLINO, and the debut by Los Pacaminos (featuring Paul Young).
Sepia Tone Records: A Re-issue label partly owned by the Birdman Recording Group, Inc., whose other partners are Larry Hardy and Revolver USA. Sepia Tone has re-issued gems by: Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Jim Dickinson, DMZ, and Don Covat.
Tariff Records: Home for modern classical composers including Roel Meelcomp and Vytas Germanaviscious.
BRG: The afro-experience side of the Birdman Recording Group. Besides also participating in the labels In The Pocket Records (Vinyl, Hamsa Lila) and M80 records (Morning 40 Federation), BRG has released Afro funk comps (Booniay! And The Danque), Calypso (reissue of the Van Dyke produced Esso Trinidad Band and the Mighty Sparrow), blues artists and compilations.
The Birdman Recording Group, Inc is dedicated to quality music of all genres, attempting to win over new fans by grassroots marketing and making the best records around.