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”.
Notable Recordings Created Here Include:
The Clash by The Clash
Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
Five By Five by The Rolling Stones
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Ramones
Personality Crisis by New York Dolls
The Next Day by David Bowie
Magnetic by Goo Goo Dolls
With A Little Help From My Fwends by The Flaming Lips
Rubber Factory by The Black Keys
By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pink Moon by Nick Drake
Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Rock Steady by No Doubt
Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Keep Me Singing by Van Morrison
The White Stripes by The White Stripes
United Record Pressing
453 Chestnut St
Nashville TN 37203