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MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group, which MCA Records was still part of. The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ...

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Pre-history

MCA entered the recorded music business in 1962 with the purchase of the New York based US Decca Records branch (established in 1934[1]), including Coral Records and Brunswick Records. As American Decca owned Universal Pictures, MCA assumed full ownership of Universal and made it into the top film studio in town, producing hit after hit.[2] In 1966, MCA formed Uni Records[3] and in 1967 purchased Kapp Records.[4] Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coral Records was a Decca Records subsidiary based in the United States of America. ... The Brunswick Records logo Brunswick Records is a United States based record label. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Uni Records was a subsidiary of MCA Records. ... Kapp Records was a record company started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934). ...


MCA Records formation outside North America

MCA's Decca Records only had the rights to the Decca name in North America. British Decca owned the rights to the Decca name in most of the world. The two Deccas were forced to sever their ties during World War II following anti-trust legislation in the United States. After the war, British Decca formed a new American subsidiary, London Records. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 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. ...


American Decca issued their records outside North America on the Brunswick and Coral labels. In 1967, the Brunswick and Coral labels were replaced by the MCA label to release American Decca and Kapp label material outside North America. [5]


The first artists to appear on the new MCA label were mostly British rock groups such as Budgie, Stackridge, and Wishbone Ash. MCA UK also issued American Brunswick material on the MCA label until MCA lost control of Brunswick in 1970 at which point American Brunswick material was issued in the UK on the Brunswick label. Uni label material was issued on the Uni label worldwide. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stackridge are a British folk, pop and progressive rock group who were at the height of their success during the early 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


MCA Records

In 1970, MCA reorganized its Canadian record company Compo Company Ltd. into MCA Records (Canada).[6] Compo Company Ltd. ...


In 1971, MCA consolidated the New York based Decca and Kapp labels plus the California based Uni label into MCA Records based in Universal City, California. The three labels maintained their identities for a short time but were soon retired in favor of the MCA label.[7] The first MCA Records release in the US was former Uni artist Elton John's Crocodile Rock in 1972.[8] In 1973, the final Decca pop label release was issued. The catalogues of the Decca, Uni and Kapp labels were reissued on the MCA label. This article is about the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... View of Universal City Universal City is a community in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California that encompasses the 415 acre (1. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Crocodile Rock is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


In the same period a music icon scored a series of hit singles and albums under the MCA (at that time Kapp Records): Cher. While Sonny & Cher became less popular, Cher as a solo artist reached the #1 and the Top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and internationally with the singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves " (1971), "Half-Breed" (1973) on MCA and "Dark Lady" (1974) and others singles released from the albums of the same name. With these successes Cher became the most popular female artist in the world and one of the biggest-selling artist of the 1970's. This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Sonny & Cher were an American rock & roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves is a song recorded by Cher. ... Half-Breed is a Cher song that describes the troubles of a half-Cherokee child, which include ridicule by both her tribe and caucasians. ... Dark Lady is also the title of a 1974 number one pop hit by Cher which falls into the story song category. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution...


MCA also profited from reissuing in the 1970s classic early rock and roll recordings made by artists who recorded for the numerous labels absorbed by MCA over the years. One notable example was the 1954 Decca recording "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, which was featured as the lead track of MCA's No. 1-charting American Grafitti soundtrack album, and as a single returned to the American top 40 that year, 20 years after it was recorded. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rock Around the Clock is a rock n roll song from 1952, written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym Jimmy De Knight). Although first recorded by Sonny Dae & the Knights, the more famous version by Bill Haley & His Comets is not, strictly speaking... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ...


In 1977 MCA set up the Infinity Records division, based in New York City with Ron Alexenberg as CEO. Alexenberg had previously been with the Epic division of CBS Records, now Sony BMG. The intention was to give MCA a stronger presence on the east coast. The only big hit the Infinity label had was "Escape" by Rupert Holmes which was #1 at the end of 1979. Infinity also had some success with Hot Chocolate, Spyro Gyra, New England and TKO. But MCA pulled the plug on Infinity after it failed to sell most of the 1 million advance copies of an album featuring Pope John Paul II in October 1979. Infinity was fully absorbed by the parent company in 1980. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Escape (later known as Escape (The Piña Colada Song)) was the highest-charting hit for Rupert Holmes. ... Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947 in Northwich, Cheshire, England) is a composer and writer who grew up in the northern New York City suburb of Nanuet, New York, and attended nearby Nyack High School. ... <nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here <gallery> Insert non-formatted text here </gallery></nowiki>:For the beverage, see Hot chocolate. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... New England was an American rock band that was active from 1978-1982. ... TKO was a hard rock/heavy metal band from Seattle Washington. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Pope (from Latin... Official papal image of John Paul II. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojty&#322;a (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope &#8212; the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


In 1979 it acquired ABC Records along with its subsidiaries Paramount Records, Dunhill Records, Impulse Records, Westminster Records , and Dot Records. ABC had acquired the Paramount and Dot labels when they purchased Gulf+Western's record labels, the Famous Music Group, thus MCA now controlled the following material once owned by Paramount Pictures: the music released by Paramount's record labels, and the pre-1950 films by Paramount as well. The better selling ABC Records catalogue albums were reissued on the MCA label. ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Paramount Records was a record label started in 1969 by Paramount Pictures (then a unit of Gulf+Western) after acquiring the rights to the name from George H. Buck. ... Dunhill Records was started by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts in 1964 as Dunhill Productions, originally for the purpose of releasing Johnny Rivers recordings on Imperial Records. ... Impulse! Records is a United States based jazz record label, originally launched in the early 1960s by Creed Taylor as a subsidiary of ABC-Paramount Records in New York City. ... Westminster Records was an American classical music record label. ... Dot Records was an American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977. ... Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. ... Famous Music is a music publisher in the United States. ...


The combined effects of the Infinity Records failure, the purchase of ABC Records, rising vinyl costs and a huge slump in record sales produced tremendous losses for the company between 1979 and 1982. It was not until the mid 1980s that the record labels returned to significant profitability. MCA received negative publicity when it tried to raise the list prices of new albums from $8.98 to $9.98. Steely Dan's Gaucho was the first $9.98 list album in November 1980. Tom Petty succeeded in his campaign to force the label to drop prices back to $8.98 for his album Hard Promises released in May 1981. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gaucho was Steely Dans last album before the bands 10-year breakup from June 1981 to October 1991. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... Hard Promises is the fourth album by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers released in May of 1981. ...


The Chess Records catalog was acquired from the remnants of Sugar Hill Records in 1985. Motown Records was bought in 1988 (and sold to PolyGram in 1993). GRP Records and Geffen Records were acquired in 1990. Unlike most of MCA's previous acquisitions, the GRP and Geffen labels kept their identities and MCA created a new holding company called MCA Music Entertainment Group. In the same year, the MCA Inc parent company was purchased by the Matsushita group. The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Sugar Hill Records was the name of a rap music label that was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Logo for the Panasonic brand Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ...


MCA Music Entertainment Group becomes Universal Music Group

In 1995, Seagram Company Ltd. acquired 80% of MCA and the following year the new owners dropped the MCA name; the company became Universal Studios, Inc. and its music division, MCA Music Entertainment Group, was renamed Universal Music Group. The Seagram Company Ltd. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ...


In 1998 Seagram acquired PolyGram (owner of British Decca) from Philips and merged it with its music holdings. When Seagram's drinks business was bought by France-based Pernod Ricard, its media holdings (including Universal) were sold to Vivendi which became Vivendi Universal which was later renamed back to Vivendi SA after selling most of the entertainment division (which included Universal Pictures) to General Electric. PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... Pernod Ricard is a French company producing alcoholic beverages. ... Vivendi SA (formerly known as Vivendi Universal) is a French media conglomerate with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications, the Internet as well as video games. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... “GE” redirects here. ...


MCA label phaseout

In spring 2003, the MCA Records label was absorbed by Geffen Records,[9] which continues to manage MCA's rock, pop, and urban back catalogues (including those from ABC Records and Famous Music Group). Its country music label, MCA Nashville Records is still in operation. MCA's jazz catalogue is managed by Verve Records, while its classical music catalogue is managed by Deutsche Grammophon. For other uses, see Spring. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... MCA Nashville Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ...

MCA Records in Culure

Lynyrd Skynyrd, which was under the MCA Label, normally opens shows with its song "Workin' For MCA," which needless to say is based on their own experience with the label.


MCA Records recording artists

For country music artists, see MCA Nashville Records
Note that artists whose recordings on record labels which MCA or predecessor companies acquired were reissued on the MCA label.

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See also

It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Uni Records was a subsidiary of MCA Records. ... Kapp Records was a record company started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934). ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Dunhill Records was started by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts in 1964 as Dunhill Productions, originally for the purpose of releasing Johnny Rivers recordings on Imperial Records. ... The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... MCA Nashville Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ...

External links

  • A collection of MCA record labels

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Music Corporation of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
MCA was founded as a music booking agency based in Chicago, Illinois in 1924 by Jules Stein.
Wasserman also expanded MCA by purchasing Universal Studios in 1962 (he owned the backlot toward the end of the 1950's; Universal was in dire straits at that point).
Chess Records was acquired in 1985, Motown Records was bought in 1988 (and sold to Polygram in 1993).
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