Brad McCuen

Date: 1975 November 20
Length: 155 min.
Call Number: OH112


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 November 20
(2 hours, 35 minutes)
Music industry executive Brad McCuen discusses his final years at Mega. Discussion includes the financial difficulties at Mega; changes in the Nashville community; the Mega distribution structure; managing Mega under financial constraints; experiences working in the record industry; and the sale of Mega.