Compass Record Group
Compass Records • Co-founded in 1994 by musicians Alison Brown and Garry West, Compass is a new breed of roots-music label: eclectic, sophisticated, and artist-friendly. Called “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, Compass Records has provided a thriving haven of creativity for artists and a reliable beacon of quality for music fans. Its 2006 acquisition of the Green Linnet catalog and the 2008 acquisition of the seminal Mulligan Records label has made Compass the place to go for Celtic and roots music.
"Compass Records Group has been called “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade” by Billboard Magazine. Since its inception Compass Records Group (the subject of both Harvard Business School and Darden Business School case studies) has pursued an ambitious path of growth and met every goal including the most important one: providing a thriving haven of creativity for artists and a reliable beacon of quality for music fans."
ACOUSTIC, AMERICANA & BLUEGRASS ARTISTS •Alison Brown • Andrea Zonn • Bearfoot • Bill Keith • The Bittersweets • Bruce Molsky • Catie Curtis • The Chapmans • Chris Webster • Dale Ann Bradley • Darol Anger • David Olney • The Dead Reckoners • Drew Emmitt • Druha Trava • The Fairfield Four • Farmer Not So John • Fiddlers 4 • Gibb Todd • The Gibson Brothers • Gove Scrivenor • In the Country of Country • Jeb Loy Nichols • Jeremy Kittel • The John Hartford Stringband • Judith Edelman • Kaila Flexer • Kane Welch Kaplin • Kate Campbell • Kevin Welch • Kieran Kane • Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch • Leftover Salmon • Leslie Tucker • Louisa Branscomb • Lubos Malina • Matt Flinner • Mike Henderson • Missy Raines and The New Hip • NewGrange • Noam Pikelny • The Other Side of the Mountain • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band • Phillips, Grier, & Flinner • Pierce Pettis • Rockwell Church • Roddy Hart • Russ Barenberg • Sharon Shannon • Special Consensus • Tammy Rogers • The Texas Kellys • The Waifs • The Waybacks • Various Artists • Other Genres
Green Linnet • The best-known brand in Celtic music, Green Linnet has cultivated and educated several generations of music fans. Compass Records Group is delighted to be offering many of the catalog’s most influential titles as remastered 30th anniversary editions.Founded over 30 years ago, Green Linnet has been the home to many Celtic artists worldwide, and includes over 200 recordings from artists including Niamh Parsons, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Altan, Eileen Ivers, Cherish The Ladies, Kevin Burke, Old Blind Dogs, Patrick Street, and Tannahill Weavers.
Mulligan Records • Co-founded in 1975 by Dónal Lunny, Mulligan’s catalog features many of the classics of traditional Irish music including pivotal releases that formed the cornerstone of the Green Linnet catalog in the US.
Xenophile Records • Xenophile Records is a Nashville, Tennessee based sub label of Green Linnet Records that specializes in world music from Madagascar, Nigeria, Haiti and other countries. Artists released under the Xenophile label include Inti-Illimani, Värttinä, Boukan Ginen, Chief I. K. Dairo MBE, Dembo Konte, John Santos, The Klezmatics, Simbi and Tarika. The Xenophile catalog remains available through Compass/Green Linnet.
Tayberry Music • For over 20 years, Tayberry has been the premier source for great, hard-to-find Celtic and folk recordings. A broad selection and special attention to personal service keep music fans happy year round!
- Looking for a "hard-to-locate" CD?
- Looking for the CD that contains a certain song by an artist?
- Looking for a book with music or lyrics for a certain song?
We will fulfill these requests and more! Browse our online catalog or contact us for more help!
Compass Studios "Hillbilly Central" • Erick Jaskowiak is the studio manager and chief engineer. He has worked with many talented artists including the Chieftains, Blue Merle, Mindy Smith, John Gorka, Kelley Hunt, Al Anderson, Viktor Krauss, and Jeffrey Steele. A New York writer dubbed the place "Hillbilly Central" in 1974 because the aforementioned figureheads of Nashville’s outlaw crowd were likely to be found here at one time or another. Over 30 years later, 916 19th Avenue South attracts its fair share of 21st-century outlaws. Just attend a Colin Hay concert, and you’ll quickly acknowledge the truth of this claim.
• IBMA Music Awards 2010 Jam, Gentle On My Mind
• Colin Hay "Are You Lookin’ at Me?"
• Catie Curtis • "Happy"
• Eileen Ivers CBS Sunday Morning
• Andrea Zonn • "The Secret Life of Roses"
• The Waifs • "Falling"
• The Chapmans • "Bubble Gum Baby"
• Alison Brown & Fair Weather Friends "Leavin’ Cottondale"
• The Alison Brown Quartet – The Voyage
LINKS • COMPASS RECORDS GROUP
FaceBook • www.facebook.com/CompassRecordsGroup
Mailing List • www.compassrecords.com/street-team.php
Store • www.compassrecords.com/store.php
Tours & Tickets • www.compassrecords.com/tours.php
Contact • www.compassrecords.com/contact.php
News/Blog • www.compassrecords.com/news.php
Compass WebSite • www.compassrecords.com
Green Linnet WebSite• www.greenlinnet.com
Mulligan WebSite • www.mulliganrecords.com
Xenophile • www.xenophile-records.co.tv
Tayberry Music WebSite • www.tayberry.com
ReverbNation • www.reverbnation.com/label/compasrecords
Twitter • www.twitter.com/CompassRecords
News/Blog • www.compassrecords.com/news.php
YouTube • http://www.youtube.com/CompassRecords2
WikiPedia • www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass_Records
ARTICLES, SOURCES & RELATED LINKS
• The Sisterhood of Bluegrass • The Wall Street Journal
• Alison Brown and Compass Records
• Banjos and Balance Sheets
• Versatile banjo player writes, produces, heads Nashville label
• Alison Brown, Grammy-winning banjoist and UCLA MBA
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"Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be?” Hay’s justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 solo albums and he reckons that Gathering Mercury may be the best of the lot."