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MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in 1946, for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films. Their first was the soundtrack of Till the Clouds Roll By, based on the life of composer Jerome Kern. Among their most notable soundtrack albums were those of The Wizard of Oz (not to be confused with the earlier Decca album of songs from the film), Singin' in the Rain, and the 1951 film version of Show Boat, the first album ever made from a film version of the famous musical. MGM 45 rpm gramophone record cardboard sleeve logo; presumed fair use for MGM Records article This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... See also: 1945 in music, other events of 1946, 1947 in music and the list of years in music. // Events February 8 - Béla Bartóks Piano Concerto No. ... A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music from a particular feature film. ... Till The Clouds Roll By is an American musical-biographical film released by MGM in 1946. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of popular music. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Singin in the Rain. ... For films based on the musical, see Show Boat (film). ...

Popular later albums included music from Ben-Hur and How the West Was Won. Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ...

In the early 1950s, MGM Records was considered as one of the "major" record companies (besides Columbia, RCA, Decca, Capitol and Mercury). Subsidiary Cub Records was launched in the late 1950s and Verve Records was acquired from Norman Granz in 1961. Other MGM subsidiaries and distributed labels included: Kama Sutra (from 1965 until Buddah Records bought the label in 1969), Ava, Heritage, Metro (for budget albums), Hickory, MGM South, L&R, and Lionel. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... 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... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Cub Records was a subsidiary of MGM Records started in the sixties to distribute their British bands. ... 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). ... Norman Granz (Los Angeles, USA, August 6, 1918 - Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2001), was an American jazz music impresario and producer. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

MGM also distributed Cameo-Parkway Records briefly in 1967. Four albums were released under this arrangement before Allen Klein bought the Cameo-Parkway catalog and renamed the label ABKCO Cameo and its sister label Parkway were a major Philadelphia-based record label. ... Allen Klein (born December 18, 1931) is an American businessman and record label executive. ... ABKCO Records is a record company owned by music impresario Allen Klein. ...

Another label distributed by MGM was American International Records, the record label division of American International Pictures - whose film library is now owned by MGM. The early AIP logo. ...

MGM Records was sold to PolyGram in 1972. In 1975 PolyGram began to deemphasize the label; before long the MGM release schedule was reduced to a slow trickle of soundtrack albums and reissues, which stopped altogether in 1982. Artists under contract to MGM were moved to the Polydor Records roster by 1976. 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. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mention should be made of a short lived Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Records of 1928; it produced recordings of music featured in MGM movies, not sold to the general public but made to be played in movie theater lobbies. These Metro-Goldwyn Mayer records were manufactured under contract with the studio by Columbia Records. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...

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External links

  • MGM Records discography
  • The Judy Garland Online Discography Soundtracks Pages

See also

  Results from FactBites:
MGM Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
In the early 1950s, MGM Records was considered as one of the "major" record companies (besides Columbia, RCA, Decca, Capitol and Mercury).
Subsidiary Cub Records was launched in the early sixties and Verve Records was acquired from Norman Granz in 1961.
MGM Records was sold to PolyGram in 1972 and discontinued in 1975.
Mike Curb - Biography - AOL Music (869 words)
When Curb took over MGM Records at the end of the 1960s, while he was in his mid-twenties, he began a very public "clean up" of the label by dropping all of the supposed "drug-oriented" acts from the label's roster.
In their stead, MGM (which already had the Cowsills on board) became known as the home of the Osmonds -- the singing Mormon siblings were Curb's crowning glory at the time, and were followed onto the roster a couple of years later by the DeFranco Family of Canada.
But the MGM studios had fallen on hard times in the second half of the 1960s, and 2001 would be their last big-budget hit or hit soundtrack (the studios would yield one huge film music hit in 1971, with the movie Shaft, but its soundtrack was owned by Stax Records).
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