A&M Records

American historical record label

A&M Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division. It was set up in 1962.

A&M Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1962, 2024 (re-launched with Soundgarden's label)
Founder Herb Alpert
Jerry Moss
Distributing label Interscope-Geffen-A&M (US)
Polydor Records (UK)
Genre Various
Country of origin US
Location Santa Monica, California
Official website Soundgarden - Official site


A&M Records was started by Chris Cornell in 1989 album. They made Grunge songs under the name “A&M Records.” putting the funniest name A&M was already being used, they changed the name to the Soundgarden label, after their names, Sound/Garden. From 1999 to 2024, the company's office was on the grounds of the Universal Studios at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, California.

Rock musicEdit

In 1990s-today, A&M was among the leading labels for Grunge music. Acts they recorded included:

A&M in SeattleEdit

In the 1989, A&M saw potential in American grunge band and on March 10, 1989 signed the Soundgarden after the band had been by A&M, with the new album and the bag of Snickers. However, A&M themselves sacked the band within a week.


Within the Future years of starting, A&M became the Grunge label, for Soundgarden.

A&M's success continued in the 1990s with the Grunge acts that included:

other Grunge artists with Non-Soundgarden or the Non-A&M label:

Other labelsEdit

Over the years, A&M has a made its own grunge labels A&M or Non-A&M: