Rak Publishing, Ltd./Finchley Music Corporation, founded by legendary British producer Mickie Most.  Mickie is credited with the discovery of the Animals and the Nashville Teens, while his production credits include Donovan, Lulu and Jeff Beck.

Born Michael Hayes in Aldershot, Most moved with his family to North London and, as a teenager, became entranced by the burgeoning British rock & roll scene. He became friends with Terry Dene and Wee Willie Harris and formed a band, the Most Brothers, along with Alex Murray (who later produced the Moody Blues).

In early 60’s Britain, Most found himself in the middle of an R&B revolution and, looking for a group to produce, discovered the Animals in a Newcastle club. He had them record "Baby, Let Me Take You Home" and "House of the Rising Sun," the latter becoming a worldwide smash that catapulted the group to stardom and Most to credibility. He produced "I'm Into Something Good" for Herman's Hermits and "Tobacco Road" for the Nashville Teens and, in 1966, Most produced Donovan's widely acclaimed Sunshine Superman album. After producing Jeff Beck in the late '60s, Most decided to form his own label, RAK, in 1969. The RAK label was quite successful at releasing chart hits. Producer Mike Chapman made acts such as Suzi Quatro and Mud successful. In the '70s Most worked with the English funk group Hot Chocolate, helping them score Top Ten hits.

Music & Media International, Inc. is the administrator of the Rak Publishing, Ltd./Finchley Music Corporation catalogs for the United States and Canada.  

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