Phil Selway Radiohead

Radiohead manager launches new record label

Radiohead manager launches new record label | News | NME.COM.

Click the link above to read an article about Radiohead co-manager, Brian Message, and his new record label called Polyphonic.

Phil, on DAS, pointed out that this does not mean that Radiohead themselves are setting up a new label, as misprinted by the Sunday Telegraph over the weekend:

“Contrary to a Sunday Telegraph headline this weekend, we are not setting up a record label. The credit for this venture goes to one of our managers, Brian Message and his company ATC.”


Interview with Radiohead manager Brian Message

In Rainbows Radiohead

RH Manager encouraged band to split prior to In Rainbows

Radiohead co-manager Brian Message was recently interviewed in the Irish Times. We couldn’t help but notice this little nugget of info. Good thing the band didn’t listen!

Prior to that decision Message says he and two of his partners had actually advised the band to split up. Two years after leaving EMI Radiohead were still no closer to recording an album. The songs were written but the band couldn’t achieve the sound they were looking for in the studio. Courtyard felt maybe it was time to call it a day. Surely professional managers shouldn’t encourage their most profitable act to split up?

“I’ve been lucky to work with some great artists and Radiohead are a once in a generation act,” says Message. “But you have to be honest if it’s not working. You have to have passion about what you do. I’m an accountant but I love music and I’m passionate about the artists I work with.”

Read the full interview…

Kid A Radiohead

News for July 26, 1999

This is from the Panic Button site:

Eureka! Once again we have some news on the fourth album! After a very early morning phone-call from Brian Message, who looks after Radiohead at Courtyard Management, we have the following information for you: the band are currently in the studio where they are rehearsing for the next six weeks the news songs which will make it on the album. Afterwards, in September, they will break away for a couple of weeks holiday. It all starts to get really exciting at the end of September when they start recording. The album is supposed to be in the shops around May/June 2000. According to Radiohead’s management, this fourth album is aimed at being even better than OK Computer, if such a thing is possible at all.

There is a video of the Amnesty International Concert that was held in Paris last December that has recently been released. The video is of good quality but only contains 3 of the 10 songs Radiohead performed. You may purchase the video at Cdnow. For those of you that would like to see the whole performance, there is a video out now put out by Griftworks. It is really a great video with a Radioheadesque vibe to it. I suggest you check it out. You can may contact Griftworks by e-mailing them here.
That’s it!