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Encyclopedia > Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Image:Atlanticlogo2006.gif
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1947
Founder(s) Ahmet Ertegün
Herb Abramson
Distributing label Atlantic Records Group (US)
WEA (Outside the US)
Genre(s) Various
Country of origin US
Website Official site of Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Image File history File links Padlock. ... Image File history File links Atlanticlogo2006. ... Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels. ... Ahmet Ertegün (1923 - 2006) Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923–December 14, 2006) and Nesuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917–April 15, 1989), were the Turkish founders and executives of Atlantic Records. ... Herb Abramson (1916-1999) was a record company executive and producer. ... The Atlantic Records Group Atlantic Records, founded in 1947 as an R&B label Bad Boy Records, a hip-hop label founded in 1993 by Sean Diddy Combs Elektra Records, founded in 1950 as a folk music label Custard Records Roadrunner Records Category: ... The Wea were a Native American tribe of the Ohio Country, sometimes considered a subdivision of the Miami tribe. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels. ...

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History

The label was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson. Upon its creation, Atlantic was principally a jazz and R&B label, though it also released some country western recordings as well. In the early fifties Ahmet was joined by Jerry Wexler and then Nesuhi Ertegün. From 1955 Nesuhi headed the company's jazz division and was responsible for major signings such as Charles Mingus and John Coltrane; later Joel Dorn filled this position. Although it began as an independent record company, it became a major player in the music business in the 1960s, with mainstream pop signings like Sonny and Cher. Competing record labels included Columbia Records and RCA Records. Ahmet Ertegün (1923 - 2006) Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) and Nasuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917–April 15, 1989), were the Turkish-American executives of Atlantic Records. ... Herb Abramson (1916-1999) was a record company executive and producer. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Jerome Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Ahmet Ertegün (1923 - 2006) Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) and Nasuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917–April 15, 1989), were the Turkish-American executives of Atlantic Records. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979), also known as Charlie Mingus, was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), nicknamed Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Joel Dorn is a jazz and R&B music producer and record label serial entrepreneur. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

Atlantic Records Logo from 1966 to 2005
Atlantic Records Logo from 1966 to 2005

The engineer, and later producer, Tom Dowd headed Atlantic's engineering department. Several sub-labels have been created or acquired since then. Atco Records was started in 1955 by Herb Abramson. Spark Records (the record label of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) was purchased in November 1955. Others including Lava Records, and 143 Records became part of the Atlantic group. In 1960, Atlantic began a distribution relationship with a recording enterprise in Memphis, Tennessee, spearheaded by Jerry Wexler[1] which became Stax Records. The association with Stax ended in 1968. Atlantic was acquired by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts in 1967. It is currently a large part of the Warner Music Group, a former division of media conglomerate Time Warner that was sold to a group of investors in 2004. From 1968-1973 Led Zeppelin had a deal with Atlantic Records, then formed their own Atlantic distributed label, Swan Song Records. Image File history File links Atlantic_Records_fan_logo. ... Image File history File links Atlantic_Records_fan_logo. ... Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was a famous and influential American recording engineer and producer who died from emphysema. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... Spark Records was a record label started by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley & Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Lava Records was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Jason Flom, who began his career with Atlantic Records. ... 143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Stax Records was a Memphis, Tennessee based record label that existed from 1959 to 1976. ... Warner Bros. ... Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels. ... Time Warner Inc. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Swan Song Records was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. ...


In May of 1988, the label held a 40th Anniversary concert, broadcast on HBO. This featured performances by a large number of their artists and included reunions of some rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, and Nash (being David Crosby's first full band performance since being released from prison). For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... Image:Http://www. ...


In the early 1990s, Atlantic owned 50% of Interscope Records, which released notable gangsta rap titles — many in conjunction with Death Row Records. Pressure from activist groups opposed to gangsta rap, however, later led to parent company Time Warner's decision to sell Atlantic's stake in the label. Interscope Records is an American record label owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Death Row Records was a record company that was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Tha Dogg Pound. ...


Atlantic's biggest mainstream rock success could be found in the Stone Temple Pilots, a grunge band popular throughout the 1990s Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular rock band in the 1990s, comprised of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass) and Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums). ...


The label has also a number of labels deals with independents such as Must Destroy (which brought Goldie Lookin' Chain and The Darkness into the label) and VP Records in Jamaica, home to reggae artists such as Sean Paul. Must Destroy is the independent record label that discovered The Darkness and Goldie Lookin Chain and released records by bands such as Do Me Bad Things. ... Goldie Lookin Chain are a hip hop group based in Newport, South Wales. ... The Darkness are an English hard rock band. ... VP Records is the reggae label best known for being the home of Sean Paul. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sean Paul (born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques, January 8, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a popular World / reggae deejay. ...


Craig Kallman is currently Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records. Craig Kallman joined Atlantic Records in 1991, when his independent Big Beat Records label was acquired by the company. ...


Ahmet Ertegün served as "Founding Chairman" until his death on December 14, 2006 at age 83.[2] Ahmet Ertegün (1923 - 2006) Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923–December 14, 2006) and Nesuhi Ertegün (November 26, 1917–April 15, 1989), were the Turkish founders and executives of Atlantic Records. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. Jerry Wexler Biography. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-28.
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (December 14, 2006). Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83. Billboard.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ...

See also

This is a list of artists that do, or have, record for Atlantic Records. ... This is a list of record labels. ...

External links

  • Warner Music Group page about the Atlantic Records Group
  • Atlantic Records label design at www.collectable-records.ru

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Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
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In 1960, Atlantic began a distribution relationship with a recording enterprise in Memphis, Tennessee which became Stax Records.
Atlantic Crossing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (413 words)
Atlantic Crossing is Rod Stewart's sixth album, released in 1975, and peaking at #9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.
Produced by Tom Dowd, the famous engineer and producer on records by so many of Rod's heroes during Dowd's time on staff at Atlantic Records, the album continued his approach as at Mercury, but with more polish, more of a deliberate commercial sheen.
Atlantic Crossing inaugurated the next phase of Stewart's career, that of a glamorous front-rank rock personality, a constant figure in various tabloids, underlining Stewart's appeal and star power.
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