Record labels similar to or like Mercury Records

American record label that had significant success as an independent operation in the 1940s and 1950s and that later became owned by Philips, PolyGram, and Universal Music Group. Wikipedia

  • Island Records

    British-Jamaican record label owned by Universal Music Group. Founded in 1959 by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall, and Leslie Kong in Jamaica, and was eventually sold to PolyGram in 1989. Wikipedia

  • Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, many of the record labels listed herein. Note: Universal Music Group companies around the world are generally licensed to use most of Universal Music Group's legacy labels, such as Polydor, Mercury, etc., as imprints for their local artist repertoire. Wikipedia

  • Casablanca Records

    American record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Republic Records. Most successful during the disco era of the mid to late 1970s. Wikipedia

  • American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records. Split from The Universal/Motown Records Group and subsequently became a division of The Island Def Jam Music Group. 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

  • Capitol Music Group

    American front line umbrella label owned by the Universal Music Group (UMG). Inherited from its acquisition of EMI's catalog [with the exception of Parlophone, which was sold to Warner Music Group in 2013]. Wikipedia


    Sentences forMercury Records

    • Under the direction of recording engineer C. Robert Fine, Mercury Records initiated a minimalist single microphone monaural recording technique in 1951.Phonograph record-Wikipedia
    • Into the 1980s, Polydor continued to do respectable business, in spite of becoming increasingly overshadowed by its PolyGram sister label Mercury Records.Polydor Records-Wikipedia
    • After Columbia Records dropped Cash from his recording contract, he had a short and unsuccessful stint with Mercury Records from 1987 to 1991.Johnny Cash-Wikipedia
    • In March 2011, Mercury Records announced that they were to stop manufacturing CD singles for lack of demand and loss of money on the format in 2010.CD single-Wikipedia
    • Among the people who heard them was A&R executive Christopher Sabec, who became their manager, and would soon afterward get them signed to Mercury Records.South by Southwest-Wikipedia
    • He was subsequently appointed president of PolyGram subsidiary Mercury Records in October.Warner Records-Wikipedia

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