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Encyclopedia > United Artists Records
United Artists Records logo from 1971, when then owner Transamerica dropped the Liberty label, until new owner EMI changed the label's name to Liberty in 1980
United Artists Records logo from 1971, when then owner Transamerica dropped the Liberty label, until new owner EMI changed the label's name to Liberty in 1980
United Artists Records logo used from 1968 to 1971 at the time when it was co-owned with Liberty Records.
United Artists Records logo used from 1968 to 1971 at the time when it was co-owned with Liberty Records.
An earlier version of the United Artists Records logo used from the late 1950s through 1968
An earlier version of the United Artists Records logo used from the late 1950s through 1968

United Artists Records was a record label founded by Max E. Youngstein of United Artists[1] in 1958 initially to distribute soundtracks from its movies, though it soon branched out into recording music of a number of different genres. In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about the film studio. ... See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form... Soundtracks can mean: The plural of soundtrack The Can album, Soundtracks This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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In 1959, United Artists released Forest of the Amazons, a cantata by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos adapted from the music he composed for MGM's Green Mansions, with the composer conducting the Symphony of the Air. Brazilian soprano Bidu Sayao was the featured soloist on the unusual recording, which was released on both LP and reel-to-reel tape. Heitor Villa-Lobos (March 5, 1887 - November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, possibly the best-known classical composer born in South America. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Anthony Perkins & Audrey Hepburn in Green Mansions. ... Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall The NBC Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra established in 1937 by General David Sarnoff of NBC as a vehicle for conductor Arturo Toscanini. ... Bidu Sayão (May 11, 1902 - March 13, 1999) was Brazils most famous opera singer and one of the greatest stars of the Metropolitan Opera for fifteen years (1937-1952). ... An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ...


The label's releases became very popular in the 1960s, with the release of soundtracks from the James Bond and Beatles movies. United Artists also had a few subsidiary labels: Ascot Records, Musicor Records, (United Artists was half owner of the company from 1960-1964 before selling out in 1965[2]) Unart (for budget albums), and Veep Records. United Artists Special Projects were budget records designed for product and movie tie-ins. Examples are The Incredible World of James Bond an album sold by Pepsi Cola and Frito Lay of cover version themes and original soundtrack music of the first three James Bond films and Music From Marlboro Country, various cover versions of the theme to The Magnificent Seven and original soundtrack music from Elmer Bernstein's Return of the Seven that was sold by the Marlboro (cigarette) company. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article is about the spy series. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Musicor Records was a New York City based record label, active during the 1960s and 1970s. ... A tie-in is an authorized product that is based on an existing or upcoming media property, such as a movie or video/DVD, computer game, video game, television program/television series, board game, web site, role-playing game or literary property. ... Pepsi-Cola, most commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced by PepsiCo which is sold worldwide in stores, restaurants and vending machines. ... Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) is a division of PepsiCo, Inc. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article is about the spy series. ... The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 western film directed by John Sturges about a group of hired gunmen tasked with protecting a Mexican village from bandits. ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... Return of the Seven(1966) aka Return of the Magnificent Seven is the belated first sequel to the 1960 seminal western The Magnificent Seven. ... Marlboro logo Marlboro is a brand of cigarette made by Altria. ...


Gordon Lightfoot recorded his first major label albums with United Artists from 1966-1969. In 1969, United Artists merged with co-owned Liberty Records and its subsidiary Imperial Records. Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI. For the previous record labels called Imperial Records, see Imperial Records (1900) and Imperial Records (1920). ...


United Artists involvement with jazz was significant, including albums by Duke Ellington and Art Farmer, although there were only a few jazz titles after about 1963. Around 1966 a subsidiary jazz label Solid State was founded, which lasted until 1969, on which recordings by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Chick Corea, among others, were issued. Liberty's ownership of Blue Note resulted in Solid State's artists being transferred to the more prestigious label, and Solid State itself being wound up. This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Arthur Stewart (Art) Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999), was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. ... Solid State Records was a jazz record label. ... The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band was a Jazz Big band formed by trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis around 1965. ... Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. ... Blue Note Records is a jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. ...


Mainstream pop acts continued to be signed to the label, among them being Traffic, the Spencer Davis Group, Peter Sarstedt, Shirley Bassey, and War. The label also attempted, without success, to update the style of 1950s rock group Bill Haley & His Comets with a 1968 single. After UA bought the small Mediarts Records label, their roster grew to include Don McLean, Merrilee Rush, Paul Anka, Chris Rea, Dusty Springfield, Bill Conti, Gerry Rafferty and Crystal Gayle. Later, through a distribution deal with Jet Records, Electric Light Orchestra was signed to UA in America. UA also distributed the otherwise-independent Grateful Dead Records in the early-to-mid 1970s. Traffic was a rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in late 1966 by Steve Winwood with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. ... The Spencer Davis Group was a mid 1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England, founded by Spencer Davis (born 17 July 1939, Swansea, Wales). ... Peter Sarstedt (aka Peter Eardley Sarstedt[1] born 12 December 1942, in Delhi, Northern India[2][3]) is a singer-songwriter. ... Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE, CBE (born January 8, 1937 in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer. ... War was a multiracial, multicultural American funk band of the 1970s from Southern California, known for the hit songs Low Rider and Why Cant We Be Friends?. Formed in 1969, War was the first and most successful musical crossover, fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, R&B... 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. ... Mediarts Records was a small record label with artists like Don McLean, Paul Anka, Odia Coates, Bill Conti, and Gerry Rafferty. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... Merrilee Rush is probably best known as the singer of Angel of the Morning, a top-10 charting song which earned her a Grammy nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year. ... Paul Albert Anka, OC (born 30 July 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor of Lebanese origin. ... Christopher Anton Rea (born 4 March 1951) is a singer-songwriter, from Middlesbrough, England. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A portrait of Gerry Rafferty by John Patrick Byrne on the cover of the album City to City. ... (UTC) Crystal Gayle (born January 8, 1951) is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 70s and early 80s, including the Grammy Award-winning, Dont It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. ... Jet Records was a small record label set up by Don Arden with artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot and Magnum. ... ELO redirects here. ... Record label of the Grateful Dead. ...


In England, Andrew Lauder, who had been head of A&R at the UK branch of Liberty Records, transferred to UA when Liberty was shut down in 1971. His signings included Hawkwind, Brinsley Schwarz, Man (all originally Liberty artists), Help Yourself, Dr. Feelgood, The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers and 999. Lauder left UA in late 1977 to help found Radar Records. Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brinsley Schwarz is a 1970s English pub rock band named for guitarist Brinsley Schwarz. ... Man are a legendary rock band from south Wales, originally the second incarnation of Welsh rock harmony group The Bystanders: Micky Jones, Clive John, Ray Williams and Jeffrey Jones. ... Dr. Feelgood as a nickname may refer to: Heroin, the narcotic Physicians generally who overprescribe psychoactive medications, and in particular to Dr. Max Jacobson Dr. Feelgood may also refer to: Dr. Feelgood (band), British rock/blues band (album), and a single of the same name, by American band Mötley... Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. ... The picture cover of 999s 1982 Wild Sun single 999 are an English punk band that was founded in 1976 and is still active and touring in 2006. ... Radar Records was the label formed by Jake Rivera in 1978 after he had previously founded Stiff Records. ...


The label's most successful artist was Kenny Rogers who signed to UA in the mid-1970s, enjoying a long string of hit singles and albums. Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ...


In 1978, UA executives Artie Mogull and Jerry Rubinstein bought the record company from Transamerica with a loan from EMI. The name of the company was changed to Liberty/United Records and the UA Records name was retained. It suffered a big setback when Jet Records switched distribution to CBS Records with the Jet back catalogue transferred to CBS distribution as well. This meant that UA Records completely lost Electric Light Orchestra. Unable to generate enough income to cover the loan, EMI foreclosed on Liberty/United Records in 1979 and changed the name of the label and company back to Liberty in 1980, returning the name of the record label to the film company. In a cost cutting move, EMI consolidated its labels, absorbing its artists into EMI's worldwide operations. Liberty Records operated between late 1980 and approximately 1986. For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Many albums from the United Artists Records catalog were reissued on Liberty during these years. Two notable exceptions were a couple of Beatles albums not previously controlled by EMI in the United States: the A Hard Day's Night soundtrack album, and Let It Be. (Let It Be was actually released by Apple Records in both the UK and the US but because the movie had been distributed by United Artists Pictures, in America the album was distributed by United Artists Records rather than EMI.) A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side one) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... Let It Be redirects here. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ...


Both Beatles albums were reissued on the Capitol label, which already controlled the rest of the Beatles catalog. The primary artist on Liberty was Kenny Rogers. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ...


United Artists released many other movie soundtrack albums, including those of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Greatest Story Ever Told, and of the film versions of the musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha. However, the movie soundtrack album of United Artists' most critically acclaimed and financially successful film musical, West Side Story, was released by Columbia Records, which had also released the Broadway cast album. Many of these soundtracks have reverted back to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who in turn have licensed them out to other labels for reissue; first Rykodisc, and more recently, Universal Music and EMI (the Fiddler on the Roof movie soundtrack).However, it is Sony, which now owns Columbia Records, that has released the West Side Story film soundtrack on CD. Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse and colourful group of strangers. ... This article is about the film. ... A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 musical comedy film, based on the stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. ... Fiddler on the Roof is the 1971 film version of the Broadway musical of the same name. ... Man of La Mancha is a 1972 film based on the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... 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. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A cast recording or original cast recording is a recording of a musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Rykodisc Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


When producer Jerry Weintraub was enlisted to revive the United Artists movie studio in 1986, he attempted to revive the United Artists Records label as well. However, they released only one album: the soundtrack for The Karate Kid Part II, a film which Weintraub had produced for Columbia Pictures before being hired at UA. Jerry Weintraub (born September 26, 1937, The Bronx, New York) is a film producer and a former Chairman/CEO of United Artists. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is a Hollywood adventure-drama movie and is a sequel to The Karate Kid. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


The EMI-owned United Artists Records catalogue is now controlled by Capitol Records.


United Artists Records artists

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References

  1. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9403E5DB1139F932A25754C0A961958260
  2. ^ The Musicor Records Story

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