Infectious Music

Infectious Music is a record label whose bands have included Alt-J, Ash, Symposium, My Vitriol, Seafood, The Paradise Motel and The Subways. Infectious Music was established in 1993 as Infectious Records by Korda Marshall after leaving RCA Records, where he was the A&R manager. Infectious Records became part of Marshall's Mushroom Records UK (now A&E Records) operation in the mid-1990s. Korda was also responsible for signing Muse, Paul Oakenfold and Perfecto Records to his Mushroom imprint.

Infectious Music
Parent companyBMG Rights Management
FounderKorda Marshall
Country of originUnited Kingdom

The first band signed to the label was PWEI, who had followed Marshall from RCA records where they had released a number of albums such as This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This Is This!. However, with the sell-off of Mushroom Records' UK operations to the Warner Music Group, the role of Infectious within the A&E operations was decreased, with most acts being labeled under Warner's main brands such as Atlantic Records. Even so, the record label was used again by the multinational group for newly signed "developing" indie acts such as The Subways, who feature under a joint City Pavement/Infectious brand name.


In January 2009 it was announced that Korda Marshall would be relaunching Infectious Records as Infectious Music Ltd. With financial support coming from theatre and sports entrepreneur Michael Watt, Marshall also brought Michael Gudinski onto the board of directors of the company. Hiring former Infectious Records executives Pat Carr of Remote Control Records and Mirelle Davis of Wind Up Bird as consultants to oversee General Management and International Marketing respectively for the new company, he has engaged Robert Horsfall and Mike Skeet’s teams at Sound Advice to handle the company’s legal and financial affairs.[1]

The first signing to the newly relaunched label was Melbourne band The Temper Trap, who are also signed to Gudinski's Australian label Liberation. General Fiasco, Local Natives and Cloud Control, alt-J, Drenge, Superfood, RY X, The Acid, These New Puritans, Thom Sonny Green, The Sherlocks, Vance Joy, and Charlie Cunningham have subsequently been signed. The new Infectious Records was acquired by BMG Rights Management in September 2014.[1]


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