Attic Records Ltd.

Attic Records Ltd. Independent label established in 1974 in Toronto by Alexander Mair, president, and Tom Williams, vice president until his departure in 1984.

Attic Records Ltd.

Attic Records Ltd. Independent label established in 1974 in Toronto by Alexander Mair, president, and Tom Williams, vice president until his departure in 1984. Active largely in the pop and rock field, Attic had released nearly 200 albums from more than 65 Canadian artists and groups by 1990 and also licensed foreign recordings for domestic release. Its Canadian roster has included Lee Aaron, Anvil, Boss Brass, Downchild, Shirley Eikhard, Fludd (a Toronto rock band that was the first act taken up by the label), Patsy Gallant, Goddo, Joey Gregorash, Hagood Hardy, Haywire, Irish Rovers, Dale Jacobs, Killer Dwarfs, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Ron Nigrini, the Nylons, Spitfire Band, Teenage Head, Ken Tobias, Triumph, and Jesse Winchester. Its foreign roster has included many military bands. Attic has been distributed in turn by London, CBS, Quality, PolyGram and, beginning in 1985, A & M. Mair was a founder, and in 1988 became president, of CIRPA.


Further Reading

  • 'Attic Records - a remarkable 15 years,' RPM, 20 Aug 1988

    Bateman, Jeff. 'Attic's Mair plans for the nineties,' The Record, vol 8, 29 Aug 1988

    Flohil, Richard. 'Canada's leading independent record company celebrates its 15th anniversary,' CanComp, 235, Nov 1988

    'Playing for keeps (Attic Records is the longest-playing success story among Canada's independent labels),' Report on Business Magazine (Globe and Mail), vol 8, May 1992

    Flohil, Richard. 'Attic Records cuts the cake,' Canadian Composer, vol 4, Fall 1993