Brad McCuen

Date: 1975 July 31
Length: 155 min.
Call Number: OH110


Music executive. Born May 17, 1921. Sales and production executive for RCA Records, 1948-1969. In 1969 he left RCA to head Mega Records and oversaw the release of the label’s biggest record, Sammi Smith’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Later served as Director of Country Music for SESAC. Longtime Country Music Foundation board member.

Interview Summary

1975 July 31
(2 hours, 35 minutes)
Music industry executive Brad McCuen talks about his start at Mega Records. Discussion includes the formation of Mega, including the financial backing personnel, and board of directors; the story behind the Mega name; developing the Mega logo; working with Sammi Smith; and his experiences as the head of Mega.