Russel Coultart - CEO and founder, Recordstore.co.uk

Russel founded dance music label, Transient Records, in December 1994 with 2 friends, Lawrence Cooke and Simon Moxon. Specialising in underground trance music, Transient quickly grew to become one of the best-known labels on the international trance scene.

In 1997, Russel set up the www.transient.com website and he started selling records over the internet from this site in 1998. Transient were one of the first record labels in the UK to sell music via their website.  Russel then expanded this side of the business and started selling music and merchandise for other record labels on their websites.

This side of the business grew very quickly and in 2000 this was set up as an independent company, Recordstore Limited t/as www.recordstore.co.uk

Russel is now the managing director of both companies, the record label, (renamed Automatic Records Limited), and Recordstore Limited. Recordstore look after online sales for over 200 record labels and bands, including:

· Robbie Williams,
· Oasis,
· Manic Street Preachers
· The Darkness
· Ministry of Sound,
· Universal
· Warner Brothers
· Sony

Russel has a management and finance background, (working as an insurance broker in a previous life!), and over 10 years experience within the Music Industry.

He has had a varied and dynamic career working in a number of different fields, including running a record label, working as an recording engineer, recording and performing as an artist, working as a DJ and running club nights and working as a staff trainer in the catering industry.