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Encyclopedia > Liberty Records
Liberty Records
Parent company EMI
Founded 1955
Founder(s) Simon Waronker
Distributing label EMI (In the UK)
Genre(s) various
Country of origin UK
Official Website http://www.emimusic.co.uk/04/liberty.htm

Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. It was started by chairman Simon Waronker in 1955 with Alvin Bennett as president and Theodore Keep as chief engineer. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon Si Waronker (1915 – June 7, 2005) was a violinist and record producer from Los Angeles, California. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Simon Si Waronker (1915 – June 7, 2005) was a violinist and record producer from Los Angeles, California. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alvin Al Bennett (died in March of 1989) was the co-founder of Liberty Records, and its president until 1968. ... Theodore Ted Keep was a co-founder of Liberty Records. ...


In 1957, Liberty acquired the jazz label, Pacific Jazz Records. In 1963, the Liberty Records label was sold to Avnet (an electronics corporation) for $12 million. Avnet also bought Blue Note Records, Imperial Records, Dolton Records, Aladdin Records and Minit Records. After two years of losses, Avnet sold the labels back to Al Bennett for $8 million. In 1966, a reissue label, Sunset Records, was started to deal with previously issued records from the new labels. Liberty recordings were first distributed in England by Decca Records on London Records, then by EMI, which released the recordings on the Liberty label. Liberty established a branch office in London, which signed acts such as the Bonzo Dog Band. Ron Kass, onetime president of Liberty Records, later became the head of the Beatles' record label, Apple Records. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Pacific Jazz Records was a Los Angeles based record label thats best known for releasing cool jazz or West coast jazz. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AvnetItalic text is a technology B2B distributor headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as, semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. ... $, the dollar sign, is primarily used to represent currencies: Many different dollars Many different pesos Different escudos The Brazilian real The Tongan paanga The Nicaraguan córdoba $ may also be: $ (film), also known as Dollars A sigil (computer programming) Category: ... Blue Note Records is a jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. ... Imperial Records has been the name of at least three different record labels of the 20th century. ... Dolton Records was a record label based in Seattle which was originally Dolphin Records. ... Aladdin Records was the name of at least two record labels. ... Minit Records was a record label originally based in New Orleans and founded by Joe Banashak. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Sunset Records was a record label started in 1966 as the budget subsidiary of Liberty Records to reissue the Liberty, Imperial, and Minit material. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Bonzo Dog Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as The Bonzos) was a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. ... Ron Kass was the one-time head of Apple Records, the label set up by The Beatles. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ...


In 1968, Liberty was bought for $38 million by Transamerica Corporation (an insurance company) and combined with their other label United Artmists Records. Transamerica was unfamiliar with the recording industry; Alvin Bennett was fired after six months and things evolved from bad to worse.[citation needed] The company shut down Dolton and transferred Dolton's artists to Liberty; later they shut down Imperial and Minit and transferred their artists to Liberty. Finally, in 1971, all releases were shifted to United Artists Records and Liberty Records was no more. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Transamerica Corporaion is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ... The record industry (or recording industry) is the industry that manufactures and distributes mechanical recordings of music. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


In 1978, Artie Mogull and Jerry Rubinstein acquired United Artists and Liberty Records (with money they borrowed from Capitol Records). In February of 1979, EMI foreclosed on them and has owned the rights of the Liberty labels since then. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... Foreclosure is the legal proceeding in which a bank or other secured creditor sells or repossesses a parcel of real property (immovable property) due to the owners failure to comply with an agreement between the lender and borrower called a mortgage or deed of trust. Commonly, the violation of... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Initially, EMI used Liberty to reissue the United Artists, Liberty and Imperial catalogues. From 1980 until 1984, Capitol used Liberty as a country label, featuring such artists as Kenny Rogers. In 1992, EMI renamed its Capitol-Nashville Records label to Liberty Records (featuring Garth Brooks), before switching back to the Capitol Nashville name three years later. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Liberty Records in the 2000s in the United Kingdom

After releasing many late-1990s Europop records like the Hermes House Band, EMI reformatted the label in 2001 to focus on 'heritage acts'. The label, now operating in a similar sphere to that of rival Sanctuary, signed a number of acts, such as The Alarm MMVI and Prefab Sprout. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... The Hermes House Band (HHB) is an in 1982 established band of the student society Hermes in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Alarm are a Welsh alternative rock band, who were most popular in the 1980s. ... Prefab Sprout is an English pop band that rose to moderate fame during the 1980s. ...


Trivia

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Liberty Records artists

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See also

This is a list of record labels. ...

External links


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Liberty Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Liberty Records was a United States-based record label.
In 1963, the Liberty Records label was sold to Avnet (an electronics corporation) for $12 million.
Liberty recordings were first distributed in England by Decca Records on London Records, then by EMI which released the recordings on the Liberty label.
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