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About Iron Man Records:

Started in 1996, Iron Man Records is an independent record label based in Birmingham, England.

The label has released recordings by: P.A.I.N, Police Bastard, John Sinclair, Dufus, Nightingales, Steve Fly, TC Lethbridge, Sensa Yuma, Last under the Sun, and many more.

You can buy Iron Man Records releases here using PayPal.

The label offers a number of music related services from Tour Management, Vehicle and Driver hire, and Legal Advice or Representation to Music Licensing, simple online strategy and The Music Network.

The label also runs an online shop using Big Cartel selling everything from cds to t-shirts, vinyl, dvds and video.

The Label is run by Mark Badger and Kevan Tidy.

About Mark Badger

Mark 2007

What I do:

I run Iron Man Records, the record label has been running since 1996. I set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000.

I’ve organised more than 1000 gigs in and around Birmingham since 1994 as Badger Promotions. Since 2002 I have continued to put on shows, but they have been few, and far between, and usually under an assumed name.

At the moment I’m playing in a band called Last Under The Sun and another one called Police Bastard.

Police Bastard

I write and maintain several music related blogs and work to promote new music where possible.

What I do for Money:

I work as a Tour Manager and I can also help with Vehicle hire, and Online strategy. I can be found in or around Birmingham, Cardiff and London on a regular basis.

Some recent clients have included Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Madness, Adam Ant, Roland Gift, The Stone Roses, Mika, Killing Joke, Fatoumata Diawara, Anthrax, Modestep, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, House of Pain, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Crystal Castles, Bullet For My Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Vagina Monologues, Taio Cruz, Jay Reatard, Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Sierra Meastra, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny Foreigner and many others…..

I assemble online strategy for bands and companies.

I have lectured at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Business degree course, I’ve delivered work for the Musicians Union, projects for Birmingham City Council, Learning and Skills Council and Advantage West Midlands.

I run a shop using Big Cartel selling all sorts of good alternative music on cd or vinyl.

About Kevan Tidy:

Before working with Iron Man Records Kevan was a musician and a songwriter. He encountered the usual problems and attempted scams of the record industry and developed an interest and expertise in contracts and copyright.

Kevan has worked as a Lawyer for many years and can help aspiring inventors, film makers, writers, and musicians and has worked at all levels.

Kevan enjoys working with Iron Man Records and all the bands but believing photographs morph his soul (a problem most other lawyers need have no fear of) no current image of him exists. Kevan also enjoys causing all sorts of legal trouble for the larger so called “industry” companies, greedy local councils and badly run local funding organisations who use musicians as a means to draw down more funds for themselves.

Apart from the Legal work, Kevan is currently working hard on a number of other projects.