Richard Russell and the label he has run for nearly 25 years, XL, has shaped the British music scene like nobody else. From the Prodigy to Dizzee Rascal, The White Stripes to Adele, via Badly Drawn Boy, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, Jamie XX, The XX, Gil Scott-Heron and Bobby Womack – the list of artists Richard has had through the doors of XL is extraordinary.
‘Russell has quietly become one of the most significant figures in British music. After masterminding The Prodigy’s ascent to Number One on both sides of the Atlantic in the 90s, he went on to sign and develop artists whose work has reached out beyond the charts to shape contemporary culture: from Dizzee Rascal and The White Stripes at one end of the noughties to MIA and Thom Yorke at the other, his acts have consistently set the musical agenda.’ – The Telegraph
Faber will be publishing in 2018 the first book that Richard Russell has written, and it looks to be as ground-shaking as the music he has championed over the last quarter of a century. This book will not only be the most important music book of the year – the musical story of a generation – but a coruscating polemic on the music industry as a whole .
Agent Name: Sam Copeland