ECR Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies, founded in 2012 by recording artist and producer Blake Morgan in New York City. With its vibrant roster of celebrated stars, emerging artists, and distinguished record label imprints, ECR’s interconnected set of businesses are singularly focused on helping its artists, songwriters, and imprints realize long-term creative and commercial success.
Each of ECR’s distinct departments—our recorded music business, music publishing, global physical and digital distribution, TV and film licensing, promotion and marketing, label services, vinyl pressing, brand partnerships, and recording studio facility—extend the company’s reach while holding to our central ideal.
Uniquely, ECR Music Group operates under an elemental principle unprecedented in the music world: all of our artists and imprints own one-hundred percent of their master recordings.
Originally founded as Engine Company Records (ECR) and born from humble beginnings in Morgan’s one-room makeshift recording studio and office, the company has since flourished with offices in Los Angeles, London, and New York City, growing to become the global music company it is today.
“I wanted to found a label I’d want to be on,” says Morgan. “My favorite record labels were all founded by musicians who built a roof over the music they made or believed in—Johnny Mercer’s Capitol Records, Berry Gordy’s Motown, and Ahmet Ertegun’s Atlantic Records. This label is inspired by that same idea, and fueled by it.”
Founded by an artist and with artists on its staff, ECR Music Group is a company where the unimaginable is simply the norm: where success is measured by the high note as much as the bottom line.