Manhead Merch is a worldwide and full-service merchandise company catering to the music and entertainment industry. For over twelve years Manhead has been one of the leading, independently owned music and entertainment merchandise companies specializing in touring, e-commerce, creative, retail and licensing merchandise.
Manhead prides itself in offering superior design capabilities with uncompromised boutique-level service. Manhead was founded in New York and later expanded with offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, plus warehouses in Nashville and London.
CHRIS CORNELL
Founder & CEO
I started Manhead, nearly by accident, back in the mid-90s. I was in a band that toured a lot. Through trial, error, and selling a lot of shirts on the road, I learned a lot about the merch biz…so I offered my services to other bands I knew. The business grew and I started getting calls from bigger bands. One of those calls was from Bad Religion. I sold their merch on tour, built and managed their online store, and fulfilled orders out of my basement. One afternoon I got a call from Ryan Gentles, booker at the Mercury Lounge (who I knew from the New Jersey band scene), telling me about a new band that he was managing. He said they were going to be massive and played me songs over the phone…then asked me to print 50 shirts. I agreed they would be massive…but my minimum was 144 shirts. That band was The Strokes. Long story short, they became pretty popular and I had a real business. Wanting more retail merchandising experience, I took a position over at Blue Grape in New York. I ran their tour department and signed bands to merch deals, eventually leaving to establish BandMerch’s New York office. With all this experience under my belt, I decided it was time to go back out on my own. Interpol and Shinedown became clients, then Something Corporate, The All-American Rejects, Fueled by Ramen bands (like Paramore)…and here we are…years later with a ton of cool bands.”