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Fenway Recordings is an artist management company headquartered in Boston and New York.  Originally founded in Boston in 2001 by Mark Kates as an independent label offering management services to a small number of clients, Fenway has evolved into a full-fledged artist management company, guided by a simple principle:  To work hard for artists we truly believe in and are inspired by.  Fenway’s client roster includes Bodega Girls, The Cribs, Doves, Guards, Joywave, MGMT, Mission of Burma, and Saves The Day.

Contact: info@fenwayrecordings.com

Boston // Mark Kates //  Boston, MA // 617.505.6065

Mark Kates Bio

New York // Ben Matusow + Megan Dervin-Ackerman // 1140 Broadway, Suite 1603, NY, NY 10001 // 212.684.5870

**Please note that Fenway Recordings is no longer an active label and will not acknowledge or listen to any demos that are sent in.**

Fenway Recordings is a small, independent operation whose relationships with its clients run deep.  In fact, while 2001 may be the year Fenway was technically established, the company’s roots can be traced back to a night in 1980, when Kates first saw Mission of Burma play at a small club just outside of Boston.  He credits the band, whose raw, loud and pioneering music was breaking ground in Boston’s post-punk scene in the late 70’s-early 80’s, with his initially getting involved in the music industry.  In his opinion, Burma was “too good not to be bigger” than they were, so Kates got a job at Burma’s label, Ace of Hearts and his career, and his friendship with his favorite band, officially began.

Nearly 20 years later, things came full circle for Kates when he founded Fenway Recordings back in his hometown of Boston.  After spending the first half of his career in LA, including ten and a half years at Geffen Records, much of which saw him in the A&R Department working with artists like Sonic Youth, Beck and Elastica, and a three-year turn managing the Beastie Boys’ label Grand Royal Records, Fenway Recordings sees Kates once again working with some of his favorite artists.

Since 2004, Fenway Recordings has also seen Kates hosting the Fenway Recordings Sessions, a concert series at intimate venues in the Greater Boston area featuring some of the best up and coming artists from around the world.  Artists that have played under the Sessions banner include MGMT, Yeasayer, The Ting Tings, The Temper Trap, Bat for Lashes, The Cribs, Freelance Whales, Hot Chip, Jamie Lidell, Cold War Kids, Grammy Award-winners Wolfmother, Echo and the Bunnymen and many others.

Past Fenway Recordings Sessions:

Craft Spells 6.23.14 // Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine w/ Negative Approach and Disaster Strikes 6.22.14 // John Doe (of X) w/ Jesse Dayton 6.19.14 // Fuck Buttons 6.16.14 // Luscious Jackson 6.7.14 // Mirah w/ Loamlands & Led to Sea 5.22.14 // Hozier 5.14.14 // The New Mendicants 4.29.14 // Wake Owl w/ Lyla Foy 4.25.14 // The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 4.24.14 // Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks w/ Dustin Wong 4.22.14 // We Are Scientists w/ Paws 4.19.14 // Nina Persson (of The Cardigans) w/ White Prism 4.14.14 // Cloud Nothings w/ Pleasure Leftists 4.8.14 // Run River North 4.3.14 // Rocket From The Crypt 4.1.14 // Dum Dum Girls w/ Blouse 3.27.14 // Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. 3.20.14 // Com Truise 3.14.14 // Andrew Ripp w/ Judah and the Lion 2.22.14 // Nicole Atkins w/ Arc Iris 2.14.14 // Mirah w/ Julia Easterlin 1.31.14 // San Fermin 10.26.13 // Strange Talk w/ The Griswolds 10.21.13 // Foy Vance 10.16.13 // BOY w/ Greg Holden 10.8.13 // Betty Who 10.3.13 // BRAIDS 9.27.13 // Jenny Hval 9.25.13 // Lightning Dust 9.13.13 // The Rosebuds w/ Dark Rooms 9.13.13 // Dirty Beaches 9.5.13 // Geographer w/ GRMLN 8..21.13 // The White Buffalo 8.9.13 // Gauntlet Hair w/ Jackson Scott & Black Taxi 8.3.13 // Lenka w/ Satellite 7.19.13 // The Oh Hellos w/ Black Marmot 7.18.13 // Young Empires & Black Light Dinner Party 6.26.13 // Big Black Delta w/ Superhumanoids 6.20.13 // Diego Garcia 6.19.13 // WHY? w/ Sarah Jaffe 6.19.13 // Saul Williams w/ ESH The Monolith 6.15.13 // Reignwolf 6.5.13 // The Stranglers w/ Mike Marlin 6.4.13 // The Staves 5.20.13 // Palma Violets 5.6.13 // The Veils 5.6.13 // IAMX 4.27.13 // METZ w/ Odonis Odonis 4.15.13 // On and On w/ Savoir Adore 4.14.13 // SKATERS 4.12.13 // Jamie Lidell w/ Empress Of + Ludwig Persik 4.11.13 // Wavves w/ Fidlar + Cheetahs 4.8.13 // Family of the Year & The Mowgli’s 4.4.13 // Mansions on the Moon w/ Carousel 4.4.13 // Darwin Deez w/ Caged Animals and Spirit Kid // Marcus Foster w/Sean Rowe 3.28.13 // Sky Ferreira w/How To Dress Well 3.24.13 // Mount Mariah w/Blessed Feathers 3.22.13 // Kate Nash w/Supercute! 3.12.13 // Unknown Mortal Orchestra w/Foxygen & Wampire 3.2.13 // Isaac Delusion 2.28.13 // Wake Owl 2.20.13 // Willy Mason w/Nina Violet 2.13.13 // WHY? w/Dream Tiger & Astronautalis 2.12.13 // Buke & Gase 1.31.13 // MTV Hive Live  in Boston w/Tegan & Sara 1.27.13 // Palma Violets w/ The New Highway Hymnal 1.22.13 // The Neighbourhood 1.16.13 // Arkells w/ RDGLDGRN @ Brighton Music Hall 1.10.13 // MTV Hive Live in Boston: Alt-J w/ Mike Fiore of Faces on Film 12.9.12 // Ash w/ Reputante 11.21.12 // Mike Scott (of The Waterboys) 11.18.12 // Husky w/ Hannah Georgas 11.14.12 // Human Sexual Response 11.10.12 // The Whigs w/ Kuroma & The Royal Bangs 11.8.12 // Field Report w/ Caleb Groh 11.6.12 // Crooked Fingers & John Vanderslice 11.3.12 // Diplo (Official Major Lazer Aftershow) 10.26.12 // Dum Dum Girls w/ Bent Shapes & Velah 10.21.12 // Mike Watt and the Missingmen w/ Thunderbloods 10.17.12 // An Evening with Sloan 10.16.12 // Frankie Rose w/ Potty Mouth 10.4.12 // Crocodiles w/ Punks on Mars 10.1.12 // Hundred Waters w/ Mutual Benefit 9.19.12 // Alt-J w/ JBM and DJ Carbo 9.17.12 // Willy Mason w/ Last Good Tooth 9.16.12 // Charli XCX w/St. Lucia & Magic Man 8.1.12 // The Drive Tour feat. College, Anoraak, & Electric Youth 7.22.12 // Bear Hands w/ Fort Lean 7.21.12 // Field Report 7.18.12 // Foxes w/ Carousel 7.10.12 // Fruit Bats w/ Yellowbirds 7.3.12 // US Air Guitar Championships 6.22.12 // Bass Drum of Death RAYS NA Tour w/ DZ Deathrayz 6.13.12 // Barr Brothers w/ Kishi Bashi 5.15.12 // Active Child/Balam Acab w/ Superhumanoids 5.12.12 // The Feelies 5.12.12 // Eleanor Friedberger w/ Hospitality & Doe Paoro 5.6.12 // School of Seven Bells 5.4.12 // Electric Guest w/ New Look 5.1.12 // WU LYF w/ Willis Earl Beal 4.28.12 // Alcoholic Faith Mission 4.28.12 // The Jezabels w/ Benjamin Francis Leftwich & Imagine Dragons 4.16.12 // The Cribs 4.14.12 // Of Monsters and Men w/ Lay Low 4.7.12 // Chairlift w/ Nite Jewel 3.26 // Cloud Nothings w/ Classic Education & the Dirty Dishes 3.25.12 // The Modern Art Tour: Miniature Tigers w/ The Chain Gang of 1974, Geographer and Pretty & Nice 3.24.12 // The Wedding Present w/ Jet Age & Pinky Piglets 3.23.12 // The Postelles w/ Fort Lean 3.20.12 // EMA w/ Nu Sensae 3.15.12 // Black Box Revelation w/ The New Highway Hymnal 3.5.12 // Ben Lee w/ Sarah Rabdau 2.22.12 // Crocodiles w/ Bleeding Rainbow 2.21.12 // Other Lives w/ WIM 2.16.12 // Yellowbirds w/ Quilt 2.15.12 //  Mission of Burma w/ Viva! Viva! and Shepherdess 1.20.12 + 1.21.12 // The Remains w/ Roy Sludge 1.13.12 // TRIBES w/ We Barbarians 12.7.11 //  Keep Shelley in Athens 11.17.11 // Bobby Long 11.9.11 // The Field 10.30.11 // Braids w/ Pepper Rabbit 10.20.11 // Dum Dum Girls w/ Crocodiles, & Colleen Green 10.19.11 // Nurses w/ Dominant Legs 10.16.11 // The Horrors w/ The Stepkids 10.3.11 // Wild Beasts w/ Bobby & The Static Jacks 9.27.11 // You Am I w/ Sloan, Taylor Locke, & The Roughs 9.14.11 // Grouplove w/ Young Man 9.13.11 // Male Bonding w/ Love Inks 8.31.11 // Fountains of Wayne w/ Nicole Atkins 8.12.11 and 8.13.11 // Cibo Matto w/ Tony Castles 7.20.11 // Kurt Vile and The Violators w/ Woods & Arc In Round 7.11.11 // John Maus & Puro Instinct w/ Geneva Jacuzzi 6.30.11 // White Denim w/ Mazes & The Static Jacks 6.24.11 // Art Brut w/ Reptar 6.20.11 // The US Air Guitar Championships 6.17.11 // Glasvegas 5.26.11 // Junip w/ The Acrylics 5.22.11 // Steel Train w/ Leo Blais 5.3.11 // Ted Leo (Solo) w/ Bill Janovitz & Drew O’Doherty 4.27.11 // The Submarines w/ Nik Freitas 4.25.11 // The Pipettes 4.19.11 // The Boxer Rebellion w/ We Are Augustines 4.12.11 // The Greenhornes w/ Hacienda & Township 4.6.11 // Cults w/ Magic Kids, Superhumanoids 4.1.11  // The Joy Formidable w/ The Lonely Forest 3.29.11 // Ellie Goulding w/ The Knocks 3.23.11 // Wild Flag w/ Yellow Fever and Shepherdess 3.7.11 // Esben&The Witch w/ Jaggery & DJ Carbo 3.6.11 // Rival Schools w/ Transmit, Radar Fiction and DJ Carbo 3.5.11 // The Fenway Recordings Sessions Double Header!  Dum Dum Girls, MINKS and Dirty Beaches @ Brighton Music Hall AND Smith Westerns, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Marconi @ Great Scott 3.2.11 // Asobi Seksu w/ BRAHMS 2.25.11 // Wakey!Wakey! w/ The Spring Standards, Sarah RabDAU & Self Employed Assasins 2.5.11 // Lyrics Born w/ DeTension, Kabir and DJ Leah V 2.4.11 // Fenway Recordings Sessions NY | ACE Hotel: Simon of Amazing Baby (DJ Set) 1.18.11 // Fenway Recordings Sessions NY | ACE Hotel: Afterparty at Liberty Hall: Keith & Chris of We Are Scientists (DJ Set) w/ Chuck & Judah of Freelance Whales (DJ Set) 1.11.11 // Fenway Recordings Sessions NY | ACE Hotel: Jorge of Violens (DJ Set) 1.11.11 // Ghost of A Saber Toothed Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl) w/ Julianna Barwick 1.6.11 // Fenway Recordings Sessions NY | ACE Hotel: Mark of VHS or Beta (DJ Set), Nicky P DJ Set 1.4.11 // The Autumn Defense (members of Wilco) w/ Johnny Irion and Sarah Guthrie 11.11.10 // Juliana and Evan (Hatfield and Dando)11.1&2.10 // A Sunny Day In Glasgow w/ Candy Claws and Superhumanoids 10.27.10 // Jarrod Gorbel (of The Honorary Title) w/ Air Traffic Controller 9.12.10 // Wakey!Wakey! w/ Brian Bonz 7.22.10 // Delorean w/ Mystery Roar and Stereo Telescope 7.12.10 // Junip w/ Forest Fires 6.28.10 // Two Door Cinema Club w/ Bad Veins and Million Young 5.15.10 // Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders w/ Township 5.2.10 // Kate Nash w/ Supercute 4.28.10 // Harlem w/ Tulsa and Girlfriends 4.25.10 // Adam Green & The Dead Trees 4.20.10 // The Soft Pack w/ Nodzzz and Beaters 3.29.10 // Justin Townes Earle w/ Joe Pug 3.4.10 // Wild Beasts w/ Still Life Still 2.24.10 // The Constellations w/ Bodega Girls and We Are Wolves 2.4.10 // Freelance Whales w/ Animal Tropical and Faces on Film 1.19.10 // Girls w/ Real Estate 11.7.09 // The Temper Trap w/ Freelance Whales 10.29.09 // Echo & The Bunnymen 10.18.09 // Digable Planets presents Doodlebug and Butterfly w/ DJ Supreme One 10.17.09 // Loney Dear w/ Asobi Seksu and Anna Turnheim 10.14.09 // The Rifles w/ Mike Fiore 9.23.09 // fun. w/ Miniature Tigers 9.16.09 // The Warlocks w/ The Morning After Girls and The Vandelles 8.12.09 // The Noisettes w/ Phantogram 8.10.09 // Head Automatica w/ Cubic Zirconia 7.23.09 // Loney Dear w/ Headlights 5.6.09 // Amazing Baby w/ Violens and The Parlor Mob 4.9.09 // Wild Light w/ Faces on Film and Arletta 4.8.09 // Heartless Bastards w/ Hoots and Hellmouth 2.3.09 // Head Automatica w/ Radio 4 and DJ Nick Hook 1.10.09 // Glasvegas w/ Wild Light 1.4.09 // Jeremy Enigk w/ Dave Deporis 12.9.08 // Ben Sollee w/ Kim Taylor and DJ Premonition 11.13.08 // Illinois w/ Hallelujah The Hills 11.6.08 // Stellastarr* w/ Pretty & Nice 11.5.08 // White Lies w/ Japanese Motors 10.26.08 // The Bird And The Bee w/ Willoughby 9.29.08 // Gemma Hayes w/ Sydney Wayser 10.24.08 // The Ting Tings w/ Anni Rossi 6.19.08 // Lightspeed Champion w/ Flowers Forever and The Explorers’ Club 6.8.08 // Adam Green w/ Tim Fite 6.5.08 // Jeremy Enigk w/ Damien Jurado 5.31.08 // The Long Blondes w/ Drug Rug 5.19.08 // South w/ The Silver State and Johnny Lloyd Rollins 5.1.08 // Secret Machines w/ Bellmer Dolls 4.30.08 // Jason Collett w/ Paddy Casey 4.17.08 // Elf Power 4.6.08 // The Pigeon Detectives w/ Wild Light 3.10.08 // MGMT w/ Yeasayer 2.12.08 // The Fiery Furnaces w/ MGMT 12.10.07 // Los Campesinos! 12.2.07 // IAMX w/ The Hourly Radio and Provocateur 10.18.07 // Bat For Lashes w/Lewis & Clarke 9.24.07 // The Aliens w/ Augie March and Kate Johnson 9.20.07 // Jamie T w/ Wild Light 9.12.07 // VHS or Beta w/ Walter Meego 8.28.07 // The Wombats 8.13.07 // The Automatic Automatic 7.30.07 // Maximo Park w/ Monsters are Waiting 7.11.07 // Apostle of Hustle w/ Memphis 6.17.07 // The Veils w/ The Comas and The Phoenix Foundation 6.9.07 // The Long Blondes w/ Nicole Atkins & The Sea 6.8.07 // The Pipettes w/ Smoosh and Monster Bobby 6.4.07 // The Rosebuds w/ The Ladybug Transistor 5.26.07 // Ghostland Observatory 4.19.07 // Ours w/ April Bauer 4.17.07 // Annual Patriots Day Blowout: Jesse Malin w/ Eli “Paperboy” Reed and Jake Brennan 4.16.07 // Klaxons w/ Bonde Do Role 4.11.07 // The Long Winters w/ The Broken West and Stars of Track and Field 3.29.07 // The Horrors w/ Favourite Sons 3.13.07 // Elvis Perkins in Dearland w/ Patrick Watson 2.27.07 // Under the Influence of Giants w/ The Daily Pravda 3.11.07 // Alexi Murdoch w/ Midnight Movies 3.8.07 // ¡Forward Russia! w/ Read Yellow 11.27.06 // Aberdeen City w/ Army of Me and Faces on Film 11.18.06 // Cold War Kids w/ Swearing at Motorists and Foreign Born 10.28.06 // Portastic w/ Jennifer O’Connor and Jake Brennan 10.12.06 // Dirty Pretty Things w/ Scissors for Lefty and Foreign Islands 8.16.06 // Willy Mason w/ Elvis Perkins and Frank Smith 7.20.06 // Diplo w/ CSS and Bonde Do Role 7.17.06 // The Cribs w/ Unbusted and Adam Arcuragi 7.16.06 // Dabrye w/ Percee P 7.10.06 // Camera Obscura w/ Georgie James 7.6.06 // Film School w/ Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s 5.22.06 // Jamie Lidell w/ Jimmy Edgar 4.24.06 // Patriots Day Blowout 06 w/ Unbusted and Seems So Bright 4.17.06 // Wolfmother w/ Die! Die! Die! 4.9.06 // Arab Strap w/ A Whisper in the Noise 4.6.06 // Augustana w/ David Ford and The Rudds 3.30.06 // Kelly Stoltz w/ Mike Relm 3.29.06 // Annie w/ Protokoll 3.23.06 // Hot Chip w/ Big Digits and Blanks 3.13.06 // The Boy Least Likely To w/ The Bon Savants 3.9.06 // Editors w/ The Twenty Twos 1.22.06 // The Subways w/ The Twenty Twos 12.3.05 // The Magic Numbers w/ David Kitt 11.9.05 // The Cribs w/ Nine Black Alps, Hard-Fi, and Aaron Perrino 7.18.05  // Amusement Parks On Fire 5.23.05 // 1st Annual Patriots Day Blowout w/ Unbusted // Graham Coxon 3.28.05 // The Capitol Years w/ The Love Scene 2.28.05 // Cardia w/ The Love Scene 6.1.04 // Mittens w/ Read Yellow and DJ Roger Miller 5.4.04 // 7L & Esoteric w/ Unbusted 4.6.04 // Read Yellow 3.9.04