Record labels similar to or like Atlantic Records

American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. Wikipedia

  • Ahmet Ertegun

    Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. The co-founder and president of Atlantic Records. Wikipedia

  • Warner Music Group

    American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City. One of the "big three" recording companies and the third-largest in the global music industry, after Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment (SME). Wikipedia

  • Atco Records

    American record label founded in 1955. Owned by Warner Music Group and operates as an imprint of Atlantic Records. Wikipedia

  • Atlantic Records discography, albums released on the Atlantic Records label from its founding up until 1982, ordered by catalog number. Two of the major series of LP recordings were the "1200" and "8000" series, started by Nesuhi Ertegun. Wikipedia

  • Stax Records

    American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961 and shared its operations with Volt Records, a sister label created to avoid the impression of favoritism among radio stations playing their records. Wikipedia

  • Warner Records

    American record label owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1958 as the recorded music division of the American film studio Warner Bros., and was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations for much of its existence. Wikipedia

  • Soul music

    Popular music genre that originated in the African American community throughout the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Wikipedia

  • Solomon Burke

    American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. Known for his "prodigious output". Wikipedia

  • Epic Records

    American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. Founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953, but later expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of genres, including pop, R&B, rock, and hip hop. Wikipedia

  • List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

    Dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. Originally, there were four categories of induction: performers, non-performers, early influences, and lifetime achievement. Wikipedia

  • American popular music

    American popular music has had a profound effect on music across the world. The country has seen the rise of popular styles that have had a significant influence on global culture, including ragtime, blues, jazz, swing, rock, bluegrass, country, R&B, doo wop, gospel, soul, funk, punk, disco, house, techno, salsa, grunge and hip hop. Wikipedia

  • American record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickolt. Important role in the development of contemporary folk music and rock music between the 1950s and 1970s. Wikipedia

  • Jerry Wexler

    Music journalist turned music producer, and was one of the main record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s. Integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the time, including Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan. Wikipedia

  • Motown

    American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. Founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Wikipedia

  • Capricorn Records

    Independent record label founded by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia. Often credited by music historians as creating the southern rock genre. Wikipedia

  • List of artists who formerly recorded for Atlantic Records.<BR> Listed in parentheses are names of affiliated labels for which the artist recorded for Atlantic in conjunction with. Wikipedia

  • Rhythm and blues

    Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s. Originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. Wikipedia

  • American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist 'Joliet' Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. Wikipedia

  • Record label based in Zagreb, Croatia. Established in the then Socialist Republic of Croatia in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1972. Wikipedia

  • Asylum Records

    American record label, founded in 1971 by David Geffen and partner Elliot Roberts. Taken over by Warner Communications in 1972, and later merged with Elektra Records to become Elektra/Asylum Records. Wikipedia

  • Ben E. King

    American soul and R&B singer and record producer. Best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a U.S. Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 , a number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1987, and number 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters, notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles (and only U.S. #1 hit) "Save the Last Dance for Me". Wikipedia

  • American record label, founded in 1958 when Herb Abramson left Atlantic Records, but the label only existed for a short time. By 1960, Abramson formed Triumph-Blaze Productions to produce recordings for distribution by other labels. Wikipedia

  • American songwriter. Aspiring singer before becoming a prolific songwriter during the 1950s and 1960s. Wikipedia

  • Atlantic Studios

    The recording studio of Atlantic Records. Located at 1841 Broadway , in New York City, Atlantic Recording Studios was initially located at 234 West 56th Street from November 1947 until mid-1956. Wikipedia

  • Reprise Records

    American record label founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra. Owned by Warner Music Group, and operates through Warner Records, one of its flagship labels. Wikipedia

  • Record label founded by former Atlantic Records president Herb Abramson. Version of "Tennessee Waltz" by Bobby Comstock in 1959. Wikipedia

  • American rock

    American rock has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and country music, and also drew on folk music, jazz, blues, and classical music. Further influenced by the British Invasion of the American pop charts from 1964 and resulted in the development of psychedelic rock. Wikipedia

  • Jerry L. Greenberg

    American music executive, who at 32, was the youngest president of any major record company in the recording industry and received that title in 1974 as President of Atlantic Records. He started his career in the music business as a drummer in the band "Jerry Green and The Passengers" which he founded. Wikipedia

  • Rhino Entertainment

    American specialty record label and production company founded in 1978. Currently the catalog division for Warner Music Group. Wikipedia

  • James Brown

    American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. Often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". Wikipedia


Sentences forAtlantic Records

  • Most historians noted that Columbia had problems marketing Franklin as a major talent in the R&B genre, which led to her leaving the label for Atlantic Records in 1967.Columbia Records-Wikipedia
  • Although (much to his and Ostin's chagrin) the band was ultimately signed by Atlantic Records, they eventually became part of the Warner Bros. catalogue after Atlantic was purchased by Warner Bros. Records.Warner Records-Wikipedia
  • In 2008, The New York Times reported that WMG's Atlantic Records became the first major record label to generate more than half of its music sales in the U.S. from digital products.Warner Music Group-Wikipedia
  • In 1977, Warner Bros. Music, led by president Ed Silvers, formed Pacific Records for their composers and distributed (appropriately) by Atlantic Records.Warner Music Group-Wikipedia
  • Internationally acclaimed Turkish jazz and blues musicians and composers include Ahmet Ertegun (founder and president of Atlantic Records), Nükhet Ruacan and Kerem Görsev.Turkey-Wikipedia
  • The 1970s also saw Warner Bros. Records become one of the major record labels worldwide, and that company gained sister labels in Elektra Records and Atlantic Records.Warner Bros.-Wikipedia

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