Korda Marshall

After starting his career at RCA Records in 1983, Korda became A&R Director of the label in 1988 and counted The Blow Monkeys, The Wedding Present, Pop Will Eat Itself, Londonbeat and Take That among his signings.

Departing RCA in 1993 he launched Infectious Records, which eventually merged with Australian company Mushroom Records before being acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2003. At Mushroom Korda signed Muse, Ash, Garbage and Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label.

As part of this acquisition, Korda became Managing Director of the company’s Atlantic Records label, where he signed The Darkness and James Blunt among others, before taking over at Warner Music in 2004 overseeing the careers of Madonna, Green Day, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and signing artists including Gnarls Barkley, The Foals, The Enemy, Pendulum and Seasick Steve.

Korda re-launched Infectious Records in February 2009 which at the start of 2010 boasted hit band The Temper Trap, Local Natives and alt J.

Korda sold Infectious to BMG and now heads up their frontline record label and is responsible for labels such as Infectious, Rise, Skint and RAM. Key successes include breaking Jack Savoretti, James, Rick Astley and Blink 182.