Rod Smallwood

Real Name:
Roderick Charles Smallwood
Profile:
English music executive / artist manager born 17th of February 1950 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Best known as the co-manager of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. With his business partner Andy Taylor, he founded The Sanctuary Group PLC.

In 1971, Smallwood undertook a job at a London booking agency, Gemini. Soon moved to rival agency Management Agency And Music, Ltd. (MAM), working as a booking agent, after 18 months with them, he began managing English rock act Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. In 1974 Harley started Trigram, his management agency, and Smallwood undertook the management of punk rock act Gloria Mundi.

In 1979, Smallwood contacted Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, and arranged two pub gigs for the group in London's west end. He was not the bands full time manager until arrangement of band's signing to EMI Records Ltd. and publishers Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. at the end of the year.

In 1976 alongside long term business associate Andy Taylor (16), Smallwood Taylor Enterprises Ltd., is established to provide creative management to music artists. In 1981 Sanctuary Music Ltd. is the first company to adopt the "Sanctuary" name (taken from an Iron Maiden track)

The holding company Smallwood Taylor Group Ltd. is established in 1985, subsidiaries at this time included: Sanctuary Music Ltd., Sanctuary Music (Overseas) Ltd., Ross Halfin Ltd., Fair Warning (8) Ltd., Sanctuary Productions, Inc., Sanctuary Music, Inc.. In 1988 Smallwood Taylor Group Plc is renamed The Sanctuary Group Plc (not to be confused with Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., which was a subsidiary of that holding company formed in 2000, following the acquisition of Castle Music Ltd.)

In November 2006, he resigned from The Sanctuary Group PLC (which is now known as Universal SRG Group Ltd. and forms part of the Universal Music Group) and formed Phantom Music Management Ltd. with Andy Taylor.

Current directorships (as of 2018)
- Sanctuary Management Productions Ltd.
- Helloween Ltd.
- Trooper Enterprises Ltd
- Focus Business Management
- Raw Power Management Ltd.
- Phantom Music Management
- Iron Maiden Overseas Ltd.
- Iron Maiden Publishing Overseas Ltd.
- Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd.
- Total Productions Ltd.
- Iron Maiden Ltd.
- Maiden Hell Limited

Resigned directorships:
- Search And Destroy Records Ltd (2008)
- Twenty-First Artists Ltd. (2006)
- Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. (2006)
- Sanctuary Enterprises Ltd. (2006)
- Sanctuary Records Ltd. (1996)
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Writing & Arrangement

4XJ 12321 Powerslave — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI, EMI 4XJ 12321 US 1984 Sell This Version
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1C 2LP 162 24 0426 3, 162 24 0426 3, 24 0426 1, 24 0427 1 Live After Death — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Live After Death(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 2LP 162 24 0426 3, 162 24 0426 3, 24 0426 1, 24 0427 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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EST 2040, 74 8053 1 Live... In The Raw — Rod Smallwood W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. - Live... In The Raw(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EST 2040, 74 8053 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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EMS-91057 Piece Of Mind — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI EMS-91057 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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0190295567699 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Album) Parlophone 0190295567699 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
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0190295204709 Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City (Album) Parlophone 0190295204709 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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Production

VM 30004, 30004 Behind The Iron Curtain — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Behind The Iron Curtain(VHS, EP, PAL) Picture Music International, Picture Music International VM 30004, 30004 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
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96HS2004 Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) — Rod Smallwood アイアン・メイデン* = Iron Maiden アイアン・メイデン* = Iron Maiden - Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) Picture Music International 96HS2004 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
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07464 51506 9 Death On The Road — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Death On The Road - Documentary Iron Maiden - Death On The Road(3xDVD-V, NTSC) Sanctuary Records 07464 51506 9 US 2006 Sell This Version
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080218 The Golden Beast - A Tribute From Colombia To Iron Maiden — Rod Smallwood Various Various - The Golden Beast - A Tribute From Colombia To Iron Maiden(CD, Comp, Promo) EMI Music Colombia S.A. 080218 Colombia 2008 Sell This Version
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5 099968 400095 Flight 666 (The Film) — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Flight 666 (The Film) (Comp, Album) ЗАО "С.Б.А./Гала Рекордз" 5 099968 400095 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
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NMHL01 Rhythms Of The Beast — Rod Smallwood Nicko McBrain Nicko McBrain - Rhythms Of The Beast(DVD-V, Ltd, RM, Multichannel, PCM) N McBrain Holdings NMHL01 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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B0016455-09 En Vivo! — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - En Vivo! (Album) UMe B0016455-09 US 2012 Sell This Version
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Technical

RIP 1, ES 24 0426 3 Live After Death — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Album) EMI, EMI RIP 1, ES 24 0426 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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7243 4 96917 0 4, 496 9170 Killers — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Killers(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 4 96917 0 4, 496 9170 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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2312-2 Rude Awakening — Rod Smallwood Megadeth Megadeth - Rude Awakening (Album) Sanctuary Records, Metal-Is Records, Sum Records (2) 2312-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
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REMIX Banned (What Is This) (Remix) — Rod Smallwood Luke Luke - Banned (What Is This) (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Luke Records REMIX US Unknown Sell This Version
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Visual

3C 050-07534 Maiden Japan — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan (EP, MiniAlbum) EMI 3C 050-07534 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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LSEMI 11002, EMC 3400 The Number Of The Beast — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast (Album) EMI, EMI LSEMI 11002, EMC 3400 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
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EMS-91057 Piece Of Mind — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI EMS-91057 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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4XJ 12321 Powerslave — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI, EMI 4XJ 12321 US 1984 Sell This Version
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CL 374 Blind In Texas — Rod Smallwood W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. - Blind In Texas (Single) Capitol Records CL 374 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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RIP 1, ES 24 0426 3 Live After Death — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Album) EMI, EMI RIP 1, ES 24 0426 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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31C 064 240508 Head Tactics — Rod Smallwood Samson (3) Featuring Bruce Dickinson Samson (3) Featuring Bruce Dickinson - Head Tactics(LP, Comp) Capitol Records 31C 064 240508 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
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4XJ-12524 Somewhere In Time — Rod Smallwood Iron Maiden Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time (Album) EMI, EMI 4XJ-12524 Canada 1986 Sell This Version

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Mr.TomServo

Mr.TomServo

July 26, 2021
All his musical contributions aside, can we just agree the name Rod Smallwood is almost comically phallic?
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