Alexandra Patsavas will sign bands to Chop Shop Records

The woman responsible for the soundtracks to ‘The O.C.’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is set to launch her own label within the Atlantic group.

Calling the label Chop Shop Records, Patsavas intends signing bands within the indie rock realm, “music a bit outside of the mainstream”.

Speaking to NME.COM, Patsavas revealed discussions began at last year’s Coachella festival. “The idea was something that Atlantic and I had talked about at length together. We first really started talking about it at Coachella last year, which was hard to do in the 140 degree heat.”

And despite the thousands of downloads and arena status that Snow Patrol have enjoyed post- ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, she modestly denies that the television slot is responsible for their massive US success.

“I think it’s part of the story, We got an advance copy of the album and ‘Chasing Cars’ sounded like it was written- although it wasn’t- for the final scene in the season finale of ’Grey’s’. I think it played for four minutes and 20 seconds, which is a lot on TV time. They had really strong albums before. It was their time.“

Based in Pasadena, California, Patsavas will take care of the label’s A&R herself and plans to continue with her music supervisor role.

–By our New York staff.

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