ECR Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies with its vibrant roster of celebrated stars, emerging artists, and broad array of distinguished record labels including Cabin Music, Dylanna Music, Engine Company Records, Hook & Ladder Records, Lucky Seven Records, Merrill Artists Group, and Saudade Music.
Originally founded as Engine Company Records in 2002 by recording artist and producer Blake Morgan, ECR Music Group consists of an interconnected set of businesses aimed at helping its artists and labels realize long-term creative and commercial success. Our company employs a distinct set of resources which includes our recording facility, our full-service recorded music business, worldwide physical and digital distribution, promotion, publishing and licensing, artist development, merchandising, and copious third-party relationships that extend the company’s reach even further for our artists and labels.
Uniquely, ECR Music Group achieves these goals while operating under an elemental principle, unprecedented in the music world: all of our artists and labels own one-hundred percent of their master recordings.
This is a company that works in partnership with its artists. A company whose labels work in partnership with each other. A company that evokes the early days of the classic record companies: where many artists appear as guests or as backing musicians on each others’ albums, often crossing style and genre to do so. This is a company whose staff members are, in many cases, its artists—including the CEO.
Born from humble beginnings in a one-room makeshift recording studio and office and launched on Morgan’s laptop computer, the company has since flourished with this central ideal at its core—even through a time of dramatic industry transition—and grown to become the globally distributed family of artists and labels it is today.
ECR Music Group is a company where the unimaginable is simply the norm: where success is measured as much by the high note as it is by the bottom line.