Avie Records was launched in 2002 by industry veterans Simon Foster and Melanne Mueller. With a combined experience of over 35 years in both the major label and independent sectors, Foster and Mueller identified a gap in the record business which inspired the creation of Avie.
Avie operates the label for and on behalf of the musicians who retain ownership of their recordings, acting as an umbrella for a number of musical organisations and individual artists. By so doing Avie creates a considerable scale of operation which ensures strong marketing, significant media interest and worldwide distribution.
Further Reading: Avie
To mark Avie's twentieth birthday, the label's co-founder talks to Katherine about their commitment to 'giving something back to musicians', why the recording industry 'needs to be nimble', and long lunches with Julian Bream and Jon Lord...
The British soprano talks to Katherine about her new album with pianist Christopher Glynn, which intersperses some of the composer's lesser-known songs with a selection of his piano pieces.