Alan McGee: ‘My new label won’t be called Creation’

McGee says his new record company is 'not a nostalgia exercise'

Alan McGee has said his new label won’t be called Creation Records.

McGee is currently drawing up plans to start a new record company but has told Louder Than War that he has no plans to resurrect his former label, whose roster included Oasis, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Super Furry Animals.

“[Creation Records] has been done is my conclusion and it will be a different model now- it’s not 1999,” he said. “We have some serious backers wanting to do it. It is not a nostalgia exercise.”


Speaking about his plans are for the new label, he added: “We want to get this set it up properly and we are keen to make a vehicle for music. We are just not sure what the vehicle is at the moment with the collapse of old style record labels and we are coming up with a new idea of how to do this.”

He continued: “I need a vehicle and I suppose in some ways we are trying to reinvent the wheel, luckily my lawyers and the people who want to do this with me are all super smart…”

McGee also revealed he is in the process of writing his autobiography, with ghost writer Harry Mulligan, which will either be called simply ‘McGee’ or ‘You Cannae Shove Yer Grannie Off A Bus’. The book will document the former label boss’ life from a child in Glasgow up to present day.

Creation Records was set up in 1983. McGee sold half the label to Sony in 1992, before dissolving it fully in 1999 to form his own label Poptones, which signed The Hives. Poptones wound down in 2007, with McGee citing financial reasons.