Clare Byrne promoted to General Manager at Ignition Records

Clare Byrne has been named General Manager at Ignition Records.

Byrne has been with Ignition since 2007, most recently as Head Of Marketing.

As Head of Marketing, Byrne has presided over campaigns including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ No.1 album Back The Way We Came: Vol 1. (2011-2021)’ and the Oasis live album Oasis Knebworth 1996.

Byrne was formerly at Warner Music UK from 2002-2007 as Creative Production Manager, working across repertoire on domestic and US labels including Reprise, Sire, Transgressive Records, Nonesuch and Sub Pop.

Ignition Records roster includes Stereophonics, Courteeners and Scottish act Dylan John Thomas.

Ignition also releases Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds through Noel’s label Sour Mash Records, and the Oasis catalogue through the band’s Big Brother Recordings label.


In 2017, the Ignition co-founders Marcus Russell and Alec McKinlay inked a deal with digital distribution and services company FUGA.

The company also invested in fan-to-fan ticket resale platform Twickets in 2016.

“We are delighted to announce Clare’s promotion to General Manager.”

Alec McKinlay, Ignition Records

Alec McKinlay, Ignition Records Director, said: “We are delighted to announce Clare’s promotion to General Manager.

“Clare has been a key member of the team since she joined the company.

“Her extensive experience, love of music, meticulous attention to detail and dedication make her perfect for the role.”

“I’m proud to have been part of Ignition’s growth over the years.”

Clare Byrne

Clare Byrne, added: “I’m proud to have been part of Ignition’s growth over the years and fortunate to have worked with some incredible artists.

“We are fully focussed on each release, dedicating the time, attention and resource they deserve, and value close relationships with management and our partners who share our ambitions.

“I welcome this opportunity to lead the fantastic label team as we continue to build on our success developing long term and meaningful engagement for our artists with their fans.”Music Business Worldwide