Albert Productions

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Albert Productions, a division of music publishing and recording company Albert Music, is one of Australia's longest established independent Australian record label to specialise in rock and roll music. The label was founded in 1964 by Ted Albert, whose family owned and operated the Australian music publishing house J. Albert & Son.

During the 1960s Albert Productions operated like other similar companies, such as those founded by producers Joe Meek, Phil Spector or Shel Talmy. Typically, these companies discovered and signed new pop performers/groups, produced their recordings independently, then leased the finished product to established record labels, who handled their release, distribution and promotion.

Ted Albert signed two of the most important Australian groups of the mid-1960s, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs and The Easybeats. Their recordings—released through a deal with EMI's subsidiary label Parlophone -- included some of the biggest Australian hits of the decade, most of which were produced by Ted Albert himself and by Shel Talmy.

The company curtailed its recording activities in the late 1960s but was revived in the early 1970s, when Albert Productions established its own record label and a state-of-the-art recording studio in central Sydney. Early Alberts acts included Alison MacCallum, Ted Mulry, John Paul Young and Bobbi Marchini, and many of these recordings were produced by visiting British pop svengali Simon Napier-Bell. But the label's greatest success...
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