Andy Gould is likely best known in the industry as Rob Zombie’s longtime manager. He’s also co-managed such major acts like Pantera, Linkin Park and Guns N’ Roses. Now, Gould is hoping to bring his expertise to a new label he’s launching in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
Going under the name T-Boy Records, Gould is aiming to release new music and various other releases from established hard-rock bands with major followings. Furthermore, he intends to actually give the bands they sign their own labels, with UMe serving as the parent company, coordinating promotion, marketing, social media, licensing and publicity. “I can bring my expertise as a manager knowing what these bands want, which is to know someone at the label is looking out for them,” claims Gould. “The major record companies are no longer providing these kinds of services. UMe under the direction of Bruce Resnikoff [UMe President/CEO] was the number one catalog label for 2012 with the most number of charting hits, according to Billboard. UMe has taken several albums to the top of the Billboard charts and currently has the No. 3 album in the country. This kind of hard work and proven success is what I want for my bands.”
T-Boy’s first signings will be announced shortly, with releases scheduled for later this spring and summer. However, it seems like a pretty safe bet that Zombie will be one of his signings, especially since he’s expected to release a new album this summer and last year’s remix album Mondo Sex Head was released on UMe. It also wouldn’t be a surprise if T-Boy Records is the new label home Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has been hinting at lately. It should be only a matter of time, though, til we find out for sure.