Bands/Musicians Factory Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Factory Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Factory Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Factory Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Factory Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Factory Records.

New Order and Joy Division are included on this list.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Factory Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Factory Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Factory Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (45 items)

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52nd Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music
52nd Street were a British jazz-funk and R&B band formed in Manchester in late 1980. Throughout the 1980s the group enjoyed success not only in the UK but also on the Billboard chart in the ...more

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A Certain Ratio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Dance-punk, Alternative dance, House music
A Certain Ratio are a post-punk band formed in 1977 in Manchester, England. While originally part of the punk rock movement, they soon added funk and dance elements to their sound. They are ...more

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Ad Infinitum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Post-punk
Ad Infinitum were a musical group which were part of the Factory Records label. They were formed by Lindsay Reade, who was married to manager Tony Wilson at the time. They were composed of ...more

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Bernard Sumner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
Bernard Edward Sumner, also known as Bernard Dickin, Bernard Dicken and Bernard Albrecht, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of Joy Division and is currently the ...more

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Biting Tongues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Biting Tongues Post-punk
Biting Tongues were a post-punk band formed in Manchester, England in 1979, whose members went on to join Simply Red, Yargo, and 808 State.

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Bruce Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Alternative rock, Jazz
Bruce Mitchell is a jazz drummer, who plays regularly with Vini Reilly in the Durutti Column.

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Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group from Sheffield. Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson the group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in ...more

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Cath Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk
Cath Carroll is a British musician and music journalist.

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Chris Joyce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Alternative rock
Chris Joyce is known for being drummer with various new wave groups and with Simply Red in the 1980s. Coming from Chorlton, Manchester, he adopted the hippie lifestyle. His most remote band was ...more

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Crispy Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock, Post-punk
Crispy Ambulance were an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in late 1977 by Alan Hempsall, Keith Darbyshire, Gary Madeley and Robert Davenport. They had been inspired by the Sex ...more

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Dave Rowbotham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Dave Rowbotham New Wave, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Dave Rowbotham was an English rock musician who played guitar and bass with various Manchester bands in the 1970s and the 1980s, and as studio musician.

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Electronic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Madchester, Electronic music
Electronic was an alternative dance supergroup formed by New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. They co-wrote the majority of their output between ...more

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ESG is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
No wave, Electro, Funk
ESG is an American band that emerged from the South Bronx, New York, in the early 1980s. Trouser Press called it "one of the most dynamic bands that New York could offer at the top of the ...more

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Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Acid house, Madchester, Electronic music
Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1980, the band's original line-up was Shaun Ryder on lead vocals, his brother Paul Ryder on bass, ...more

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Ian Curtis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Gothic rock, Punk rock
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, ...more

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James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, New Wave, Madchester
James are a British rock band from Manchester, England. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Their hit singles include "Come ...more

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Joy Division is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Post-punk
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, ...more

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Kevin Hewick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Kevin Hewick is an English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Pink Box Records, an independent label based in ...more

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Martin Hannett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Post-punk
James Martin Hannett, initially credited as Martin Zero, was a record producer and an original partner/director at Factory Records with Tony Wilson. Hannett's trademark sound, most apparent on ...more

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Minny Pops is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Electronic music, Art punk
Minny Pops is an Amsterdam-based new wave/electronic/art punk band, associated with the Ultra post-punk movement in the Netherlands and the Factory Records label in the UK.

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New Order is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 and currently consisting of Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. The band was formed in 1980 by ...more

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Northside is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Northside Indie, Madchester, Alternative rock
Northside are an English band from Blackley and Moston, Manchester. Formed in 1989, they released their only album Chicken Rhythms on Factory Records in 1991. The band became known for their ...more

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, ...more

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Paul Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Madchester, Alternative rock

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Peter Hook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Factory Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
Peter Hook is an English bass player, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner and author. He is currently lead vocalist and bassist for Peter Hook and the Light. Hook was a co-founder of the ...more