Marty Scott (pictured), founder and former president of Jem Records, Inc. has announced his re-entry into the record business. Jem broke many artists through its highly effective radio and in-store airplay methods, launching the careers of many UK and domestic artists through it's F.A.R.M. system. Working with many of the major labels it released first albums by such artists as The Cure, Simple Minds, Siouxee and the Banshees, X, and exclusively distributed labels such as WEA International, Virgin America, and EG. The most famous of it's exclusive distribution of imports was its arrangement with Epic Records to import and distribute the Japanese-only Cheap Trick Live at Budokan, selling so many albums in the first month, Epic held up releasing the bands next studio album to release Budokan and go on to sell millions of records.
Jem, as it was commonly referred to, was known for it's innovative distribution and creative labels in the 70' and 80's Building what was it's own "brand" in retail stores with i's import, label (Passport, Passport Jazz, PVC) sections in stores and a national distribution division with branches in NJ, Texas, California and London, England for hundreds of independent labels, Jem was the leader for alternative and independent music for well over a decade. Jem Recordings, the place for recording artists to have unreleased or long deleted recordings made available for the first time or once again.Please contact us with any questions or comments. Artists and managers interested in discussing our release of their recordings or help in securing rights please contact us at email@example.com