Kevin Patrick is an artist manager, label owner, A&R executive, radio promotion veteran, broadcaster and as well, an obsessed record collector. Particularly passionate about the British Invasion, he convinced a local MOR radio station to give him a weekly supply of rock and RnB records, and as a kid forged a press pass to see bands like The Rolling Stones and The Kinks in their early heyday, as well as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Ike & Tina Turner, amongst many. In 1984, Patrick joined the A&R department of Elektra Records as a junior executive, under the guidance of Howard Thompson whereby his first band responsibility was X. After three years he moved back to Island Records as VP/A&R. In 1992 Patrick founded The Medicine Label, distributed by Warner Brothers Records. The label’s first release, the soundtrack to the film Dazed & Confused, quickly went gold and eventually platinum. The label also signed punk legends The Cramps, and was an early supporter of electronic dance, with releases by Leftfield, The Prodigy and Moby.
In 2006, Medicine, Inc. expanded into management, initially representing Johnny Ramone’s estate and in 2007, going full time with Matt and Kim.His vast record collection, assembled via years of acquiring promotional copies from radio stations and label mates, encompasses a historical archive of original US and UK pressings from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, through to present day.