Brad McCuen

Date: 1975 July 22
Length: 86 min.
Call Number: OH109


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 22
(1 hour, 26 minutes)
Music industry executive Brad McCuen recalls working for Sunbury-Dunbar, an RCA publishing company. Discussion includes the start of his job with music publishing company Sunbury-Dunbar; his work with reissues; his work on specialty albums; working with Chet Atkins; his experiences working in Nashville; and the development of the Sunbury-Dunbar catalogue.