When did Motown end?

When Motown Records shut down its operations in Detroit at the end of June, 1972, it was a shock – or at least it seems so, in retrospect.

Does Motown records still exist?

Motown expanded into film and television production. It was an independent company until MCA Records bought it in 1988. PolyGram purchased the label from MCA in 1993, followed by MCA successor Universal Music Group, which acquired PolyGram in 1999….Motown.

Motown Records
Official website www.motownrecords.com

What are the 4 biggest record labels?

Atlantic Records The Atlantic Recording Corporation was founded in 1947 and quickly became one of the premier labels for jazz, RB, and soul music. Today Atlantic Records is owned by the Warner Music Group and they’ve expanded their genres to include rock and pop music.

Does MCA records still exist?

MCA label phaseout Its country music label MCA Nashville Records is still in operation, and is one of the only businesses using the MCA trademark as of 2016 along with MCA Records France (imprint of Universal Music France).

Why did Motown stop?

Another reason behind Motown’s decline, McClain suggested, was the 1971 move from Detroit to Los Angeles. “Something happened when it left Detroit and came here,” he said. “They quit being innovators and started following trends. Before, Berry had a much more hands-on approach.

What does Tamla mean in Tamla Motown?

Realising that the way to make money was to produce his own records for his own label, in 1959 he founded Tamla Records (taking the name from the hit Debbie Reynolds film Tammy. Tamla would soon be joined by Motown – a cannibalisation of ‘Motor Town’, a nickname for Detroit).

Who currently owns Motown?

MCA Inc.
Motown Records, the company that introduced some of popular music’s biggest stars, including Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, has been sold to MCA Inc. and an investment banking firm for $61 million, it was announced today.

What record label is Billie Eilish signed to?

Interscope Records
Universal Music GroupPolydor RecordsChambre Noire Record
Billie Eilish/Record labels

Who is the richest record label?

Universal Music Group
As a quick overview, Universal Music Group is easily the largest record label in the world, followed by Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group, and then a collective group of independent record labels.

What does MCA stand for records?

MCA Records. MCA Inc. (originally an initialism for Music Corporation of America) was an American media conglomerate founded in 1924. Originally a talent agency with artists in the music business as clients, the company became a major force in the film industry, and later expanded into television production.

Who is signed to Epic Records?

More recently, Epic has signed artists including TLC, Toni Braxton, Outkast, Future, Yo Gotti, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, and Travis Scott. L.A Reid ran Epic Records as CEO from 2011 to 2017.

What is the difference between independent record labels and imprints?

Imprints, compared to independent labels get a national and international stage, while indies often remain local and regional. Signing to an actual record label or imprint depends on the artist. If the artist has enough of a fan base and network to promote and market themselves, a distribution deal with a record label will suffice.

What is an imprint in music?

Imprints are under the umbrella of record labels. It is simply a division of the record label and usually leave the work of distributing, marketing, and copyrights to the label. Bad Boy, Cash Money and Hit-Boi’s HS87 are examples of imprints. Record labels are often seen as the manager of imprints.

How do artists get signed to record labels?

Most artists look for record deals with some of the biggest labels around, but end up signing these deals through imprints. Many artists now sign contracts looking to establish their own imprint. Meek Mill signed to Rick Ross’s imprint MMG and soon developed his own, Dream Chasers.

What artists have their own imprints?

Many artists now sign contracts looking to establish their own imprint. Meek Mill signed to Rick Ross’s imprint MMG and soon developed his own, Dream Chasers. Drake signed to Lil Wayne’s imprint, Young Money and has since then launched his own, OVO (October’s Very Own).