Who is Amherst Records?

Amherst Records is one of the oldest independent record labels in the U.S. Formed in the late 1970’s by Leonard Silver, Amherst Records has a variety of releases including Spyro Gyra, Glenn Medeiros, Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band, Jackie DeShannon, David LaFlamme, Solomon Burke, and more.

In 1984, Amherst Records acquired all the master recordings of the AVCO Embassy/H & L Records labels including The Stylistics, Van McCoy, The Chambers Brothers and The Softones.

Mr. Silver left this Earth in March 2017, but his legacy lives on through Amherst Records as they continue to promote their treasured catalog and share it with the world.

What can I license music for?

Amherst Records is a great source for all of your audio production needs. Our music can be licensed for use in films, TV shows, commercials, videos, games and more. Find the music you need from our artists, then connect with us to assure the perfect soundtrack.

How can I get more information about licensing?

Our licensing page has all you need to license our music. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here or download a form here.