Meet The Team

Guy (C.E.O)

Guy (C.E.O)

Having worked for over 20 years in the music industry Guy has been involved in most aspects of the business beginning with the ownership of a successful recording studio which soon progressed into artist management and Production. Guy has seen his artists performing UK/World tours with such acts as varied as 'Tinie Tempah', 'Mr Hudson'. Chipmunk', 'Hadouken' ‘Go West’ - ‘Culture Club’ - ‘UB40’ - ’Magnum’ - ‘Thin Lizzy’ & ‘Whitesnake’ 

With his Father being a very successful Jazz drummer, Guy’s whole family were immersed in music so it is with great passion that he undertakes his day to day tasks of running a record label.

With a wealth of experience behind him and the digital age apparent, Guy and his daughter Lisa felt the timing was perfect for the formation of a progressive indie label that could react quickly to the ever changing market place. ZY Records Ltd was formed in 2006.

The most important thing that Guy and Lisa have learned throughout their wealth of experience can be summed up in two words...'end result'

Zy Records was formed based on this principle and as the company name implies, it is all about turning the whole musical alphabet backwards if necessary to create precisely that.

Lisa (Managing Director)

Lisa (Managing Director)

Lisa handles many day to day aspects of the business and like many indie labels her position demands that she covers much ground in her capacity which includes A & R, Campaigns creation & engagement and Tour Organisation.

Lisa has completed 2 UK tours as TM and oversees the performance operation.

Proving music really is in the blood, Lisa is also an accomplished songwriter and has tracks on two forthcoming albums and has already chalked up a top 3 hit record which she co-wrote.

Gary (Shareholder)

Gary (Shareholder)

Having spent 20 years in Private equity Gary brings with him a wealth of corporate experience together with an incredible fighting spirit borne through his time serving his country as a Royal Marines Commando.

Throughout his service career, Gary witnessed many humanitarian issues and devotes much time in his capacity as a mentor for the Prince's Trust where he is actively involved in mentoring disadvantaged young people starting their own businesses....

Toni (Shareholder)

Toni (Shareholder)

Toni is the founder, President and CEO of Swedish based group ‘Ipendo’, one of the Worlds leading providers of Intellectual Property Solutions and services. Ipendo have offices in Sweden, Amsterdam and San Diego and operate internationally for their blue chip client base.

Toni  assists the close knit team with him his wealth of experience in business development, online solutions and marketing strategy. Proving he really is the smart one of the bunch, Toni also holds an M.S.C. in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering

Bruce Drummond LLM (New York) Barrister-at-Law (Legal Affairs)

Bruce Drummond LLM (New York) Barrister-at-Law (Legal Affairs)

Bruce was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1992. He additionally practiced before the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean and holds a Masters degree in Media Law from Pace University in New York. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Anguilla Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association (Assoc).
Bruce has practised in England, the Caribbean and the USA specialising in Media and Entertainment law, Commercial litigation and negotiation.  In addition to media law knowledge he has a wealth of direct industry experience which he is able to utilise in advising and representing clients.
As an independent practitioner with Palmyra Chambers, Bruce has appeared in a number of high profile cases and is currently instructed in a major copyright infringement case involving a band which is a household name.  Representative clients include authors, record labels, publishers and artists. He is personally retained to advise corporate clients such as record labels, television and radio stations.

In his early days Bruce enjoyed a successful career as a musician and has appeared on seven albums and three singles. As a lawyer, with specialist expertise in media and entertainment law, Bruce has appeared in a number of high profile cases and has wide experience in Commercial Litigation and especially those cases involving international issues, having developed a multi-jurisdictional practice.

Steve Baughman aka 'Steve B' (Record Producer)

Steve Baughman aka 'Steve B' (Record Producer)

LA based  Grammy award-winning producer Steve B is a core member of the team, whose talent and expertise is well documented and something we are extremely proud to have an association with.

Steve has created and worked on multi-platinum albums for an impressive host of artists including: Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Eminem, 50 Cent, P!NK, the Pussycat Dolls, Destiny’s Child, Snoop Dogg and many more.

Selected Discography:

artist album   label award
50 cent the massacre   aftermath / interscope x5 platinum
50 cent get rich or die tryin'   aftermath / interscope x6 platinum
destiny's child' the writing's on the wall   columbia x8 platinum
destiny's child' #1's   columbia x1 platinum
eminem 8 mile (soundtrack)   interscope x4 platinum
eminem the eminem show   interscope x9 platinum
eminem encore   interscope x4 platinum
eminem curtains call: the hits   interscope x2 platinum
iglesias, enrique cosas del amor   fonovisa x1 gold
jackson, michael history   epic / legacy x9 platinum
jackson, michael blood on the dance floor   epic x1 platinum
pussycat dolls pcd   a & m x2 platinum


Rich aka ‘Neehi’  (Producer / Recording Engineer / Remixer)

Rich aka ‘Neehi’ (Producer / Recording Engineer / Remixer)

ZY’s latest whizz kid producer hails from a Bedfordshire lazy backwater but don’t let that fool you for one minute. Rich has been gaining constant underground attention producing many genres of music for the last 10 years with his very first album for Genesis Elijah receiving critical acclaim.

 
Rich was a key innovator in assisting ‘Tenny Ten’ achieve Radio 1 National airplay with his tune ‘Swaggnificent’ and has many featured tracks on Tenny’s long awaited debut album including the astonishing remixes of ‘Bounce Wiggle’ and N.U.M. track ‘Let Your Hair Down’.  
 
Neehi continues to prove his versatility in all different genres and has worked his magic on music with hip hop giants such as ‘Klasnekoff’ to artists as diverse as Latvian pop sensation ‘Elli U’ who has had 6 straight top 3 records in the Baltic states.
 
Neehi is curently remixing tracks for hotly tipped ZY artist ‘Nikki Murray’ proving yet again that his boundaries for musical genres are limitless.
 
With well over 100,000 album and mixtape sales featuring his music and having already performed in his own right on the prestigious Glastonbury stage several times, ZY are proud to list Neehi as one of their own and guarantee you will be hearing this hugely talented Producer’s name in all the right circles.


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