United Record Pressing was founded as “Southern Plastics” in 1949, the same year that RCA introduced the 45 rpm record. The company changed their name in 1971 when new management stepped in after they had found success by working with large labels like Motown to produce their 45 rpm singles.
In 1962, the company moved to this location where it still operates. They got their first big break when they were contracted by Vee Jay Records to press The Beatles first 7-inch records in North America.
Upstairs, the company built a suite of rooms for Motown recording artists who needed a place to stay when they came through Nashville. This became known as the “Motown Suite”.
Other artists that have had their records created here are Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, The Roots and Radiohead.
United Record Pressing
453 Chestnut St
Nashville TN 37203