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In late 1934, a United States branch of Decca was launched. Die Universal Music GmbH steht mit Superstars aus den Bereichen Pop, Dance, Rock, Schlager, Jazz & Klassik an der Spitze des österreichischen Musikmarktes. Today, Decca is a leading label for both classical music and Broadway scores. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis, along with American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil. [7] American Decca began issuing its own classical music recordings in 1956 when Israel Horowitz joined Decca to head its classical music operations. "[20] Other refusals of note include the Yardbirds and Manfred Mann. 15 days ago. These two separate 78-RPM albums were later combined onto one LP. 1 on the American musical charts. King had a hit, "Everyone's Gone to the Moon", on Decca while he was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Edward Lewis recruited him as his personal assistant and "talent spotter". Decca had earlier accepted London-born pioneer rock'n'roll singer Terry Dene, who was later known as the British Elvis Presley, and another Merseyside singer, Billy Fury. Between 1973 and 1980, Decca championed new music through its Headline imprint. He produced Rock Island Line, the breakthrough skiffle hit for Lonnie Donegan, and he is credited as the first executive to spot the potential of singer-actor Tommy Steele. Artists signed to American Decca in the 1930s and 1940s included Louis Armstrong, Charlie Kunz, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Jane Froman, the Boswell Sisters, Billie Holiday, Katherine Dunham, the Andrews Sisters, Ted Lewis, Judy Garland, The Mills Brothers, Billy Cotton, Guy Lombardo, Chick Webb, Louis Jordan, Bob Crosby, Bill Kenny & the Ink Spots, the Dorsey Brothers (and subsequently Jimmy Dorsey after the brothers split), Connee Boswell and Jack Hylton, Victor Young, Earl Hines, Claude Hopkins, Ethel Smith, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Het bedrijf is gevestigd in Santa Monica en New York en is een onderdeel van het Franse mediaconglomeraat Vivendi SA.. UMG heeft sterren als Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Eminem, U2, Lady Gaga, Blink 182 en Jessie J onder contract. The American branch of Decca also marketed its own line of home audio equipment.[34]. 33057), reached No. That company was eventually renamed the Decca Gramophone Co. Ltd. and then sold to former stockbroker Edward Lewis in 1929. British Decca's pop catalogue was taken over by Polydor Records. The Wilburn Brothers signed to the label in 1954, and were ultimately awarded a lifetime contract (20 years) in 1966. universal music publishing group signs kendrick lamar to exclusive, global publishing agreement with top dawg entertainment Oct 27, 2020 OSCAR® NOMINEE AND GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARD-WINNER TARAJI P. HENSON TO HOST AND PRODUCE ALONGSIDE WONDERY AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S 'JACKED: THE RISE OF NEW JACK SWING' [36] In December 2007, it was announced that Morrissey would be joining the Decca roster. From the late 1940s on, the US arm of Decca had a sizeable roster of country artists, including Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright, Moon Mullican, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, the Wilburn Brothers, Bobbejaan Schoepen, and Red Foley. While Cline's contract was held by 4 Star, the deal allowed Decca complete control of the recording sessions, including choice of Producer and musicians. Hitherto, the practice had been to put microphones in front of the performers and simply record what they performed. With the decline in the genre's popularity and the contraction taking place in the industry during the late 1990s, MCA Nashville closed the Decca subsidiary in early 1999 shortly after UMG's purchase of PolyGram. His skill, coupled with Decca's sound engineering capabilities, took the label into the first flight of recording companies. Benjamin Grosvenor. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Decca recorded some quadrophonic masters that were released in Sansui's quadraphonic system called QS Regular Matrix. MCA Nashville reactivated the Decca label in the US, as a subsidiary, in 1994. The ffrr technique became internationally accepted and considered a standard. [15] In 1943, American Decca ushered in the age of the original cast album in the United States, when they released an album set of nearly all the songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, performed by the same cast who appeared in the show on Broadway, and using the show's orchestra, conductor, chorus, and musical and vocal arrangements. The American Decca rock/pop catalogue is managed by Geffen Records. Introducing Randall Goosby. Lynn was known as the "Decca Doll" until she became better known as the "Coal Miner's Daughter." In 1949, in both the UK and the US, Decca took up the LP promptly and enthusiastically[2] giving the British arm an enormous advantage over EMI, which for some years tried to stick exclusively to the old format, thereby forfeiting competitive advantage to Decca, both artistically and financially. In 1934, Jack Kapp established a country & western line for the new Decca label by signing Frank Luther, Sons of the Pioneers, Stuart Hamblen, The Ranch Boys, and other popular acts based in both New York and Los Angeles. Doyle Wilburn negotiated a recording contract for Loretta Lynn, who signed to Decca in 1961 and remained with the label for over 25 years. ABC Music. They started licensing "London Recordings" name and logo from UMG, and Warner Records 90 was renamed London Music Stream Ltd. In the US, the Decca country music label was shut down and the London classical label was renamed as it was able to use the Decca name for the first time because of the merger that created Universal Music. Among the classical recordings released on Decca's "Gold Label" series[10] were albums by Leroy Anderson, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Max Rudolf and guitarist Andrés Segovia. Benjamin Britten conducted recordings of many of his compositions for Decca, from the 1940s to the 1970s; most of these recordings have been reissued on CD. The Decca label is currently in use by Universal Music Group worldwide; this is possible because Universal Studios (which officially dropped the MCA name after the Seagram buyout in 1996) acquired PolyGram, British Decca's parent company in 1998, thus consolidating Decca trademark ownership. Staff producer Hugh Mendl (1919–2008)[21] worked for Decca for over 40 years and played a significant role in its success in the popular field from the 1950s to the late 1970s. The codec recorded audio to tape in 18 bits linear PCM at 48 kHz, with a maximum of eight channels. PolyGram acquired the remains of Decca UK within days of Sir Edward Lewis's death in January 1980. By 1939, Decca and EMI were the only record companies in the UK. Decca also bought out the Melotone and Edison Bell record companies. The biggest music company in the world, it is … Universal Music Group (UMG), aussi connu sous le nom d'Universal, est un label de musique américain appartenant au groupe français Vivendi depuis 2000. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). The new records were made of vinyl (the old discs were made of brittle shellac), which enabled the ffrr recordings to be transferred to disc very realistically. It is also the distributing label of POINT Music, a joint venture between Universal and Philip Glass's Euphorbia Productions that folded shortly after the merger that created Universal Music. John Culshaw, who joined Decca in 1946 in a junior post, rapidly became a senior producer of classical recordings. In 1999, Decca absorbed Philips Records to create the Decca Music Group (half of Universal Music Classics Group in the US, with Deutsche Grammophon being the other half). He revolutionised recording – of opera, in particular. Far from being a mere rendering of the score, the 3-LP album set used sound effects to realistically recreate the production as if the listener were watching a stage performance of the work. These include: Decca Special Products was spun off, and is now known as London Decca. Universal Music Group (UMG) is het grootste muziekconcern ter wereld, met een marktaandeel in 2005 van 25,5%. [5] However, it won Decca the loyalty of the baritone Roy Henderson, who went on to record for them the first complete Dido and Aeneas of Purcell with Nancy Evans and the Boyd Neel ensemble (Purcell Club, 14 sides, issued February 1936[5]); and Henderson's famous pupil Kathleen Ferrier was recorded and issued by Decca through the period of transition from 78 to LP (1946–1952). 1) explore The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Director, Campaign Planning & Strategy, UMG eCommerce (Capitol Music Group) Hollywood, California Director, Campaign Planning & Strategy, UMG eCommerce (Interscope Geffen A&M) Santa Monica, California E-Commerce Manager "full frequency stereophonic sound". The turning down of The Beatles led indirectly to the signing of one of Decca's biggest 1960s artists, The Rolling Stones. Nonetheless titles first issued on 78rpm remained in that form in the Decca catalogues into the early 1950s. While Decca's early ffrr releases on 78-rpm discs had some noticeable surface noise, which diminished the effects of the high fidelity sound, the introduction of long-playing records in 1949 made better use of the new technology and set an industry standard that was quickly imitated by Decca's competitors. These performances were initially issued only in monaural sound; and in 1959, the stereo version of Le Martyre de saint Sébastien was issued only in the U.S. as London OSA 1104 (OS 25108); and stereo versions of others were finally issued from the late 1960s to the beginning of the 1970s as part of the ""Decca Eclipse"" series (in the UK) or "Stereo Treasury" series (in the U.S. on the London label).[33]. Decca is now routinely mastering new recordings in these formats. Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is majority owned by the French media conglomerate Vivendi, with Chinese tech company Tencent owning a minority stake. [citation needed]. [38] Before Deutsche Grammophon founded its own American branch in 1969, it had a distribution deal with American Decca until 1962 when distribution switched to MGM Records. Today Decca makes fewer major classical recordings, but still has a full roster of stars, including Cecilia Bartoli and Renée Fleming. It was renamed MCA Nashville in 1973. The pre-war classical repertoire on Decca was not extensive, but was select. Decca also signed up many rock artists (The Moody Blues, The Zombies, The Applejacks, Dave Berry, Lulu, Alan Price) with varying degrees of success. With the exception of the IVC VTRs (which were modified to Decca's specifications by IVC's UK division in Reading), all the electronics for these systems were developed and manufactured in-house by Decca (and by contractors to them as well). Works given their recorded premiere included pieces by Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, Witold Lutoslawski, Toru Takemitsu, David Bedford, Thea Musgrave, Andrzej Panufnik, Iannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough and John Cage. Dick Rowe was judging a talent contest with George Harrison, and Harrison mentioned to him that he should take a look at the Stones, who he had just seen live for the first time a couple of weeks earlier. American distribution of British Decca's rock/pop catalogue is handled by Island Records. This proved to be a stipulation which hampered her career for several years. Decca's emergence as a major classical label may be attributed to three concurrent events: the emphasis on technical innovation (first the development of the full frequency range recording [ffrr] technique, then the early use of stereo recording), the introduction of the long-playing record, and the recruitment of John Culshaw to Decca's London office. "[40], Today, Decca distributes UMG's jazz holdings led by Blue Note Records and Verve Records along with the classical music holdings led by Decca Classics, Philips Records and Deutsche Grammophon. They include the recordings of guitarist Andrés Segovia. When I began composing VOICES ten years ago, the world was a very different place. Contemporary signings, such as Slaughter & the Dogs and the pre-stardom Adam and the Ants (whose sole single with Decca, "Young Parisians", would later be a UK Top 10 hit on the back of the band's success at CBS),[26][27] were second division when compared to the likes of PolyGram, CBS, EMI, and newcomer Virgin's rosters of hitmakers. Other spoken word albums included Lullaby of Christmas, narrated by Gregory Peck, a twenty-minute version of Moby Dick, with Charles Laughton as Captain Ahab, and The Littlest Angel, narrated by Loretta Young. Decca released the stereo recordings of Ernest Ansermet conducting L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, including, in 1959, the first complete stereo LP recording of The Nutcracker, as well as Ansermet's only stereo version of Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, which the conductor had led at its first performance in 1919. The Moody Blues were the only international rock act that remained on the label. American Decca also released several notable spoken word albums, such as a recording of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol starring Ronald Colman as Scrooge, and a recording of the Christmas chapter from The Pickwick Papers read by Charles Laughton. In classical music, Decca had a long way to go from its modest beginnings to catch up with the established HMV and Columbia labels (later merged as EMI). Ook lokaal hebben we belangrijke spelers onder onze vleugels, zoals toonaangevende hiphoplabels Top Notch en Noah’s Ark, indiemaatschappij Caroline en NRGY, dat gespecialiseerd is in Nederlandstalige muziek. For many years, Decca's British classical recordings had been issued in the US under the London Records label because the existence of the American Decca company precluded the use of that name on British recordings distributed in the US. In 2017, Universal Music revived Decca's American classical music arm as Decca Gold under the management of Verve Music Group.[13]. Since Decca had access to the stereo tracks of the Oscar-winning film, they quickly released a stereo version in 1958. The Fields and Marx Brothers albums were narrated by radio personality and cartoon voice actor Gary Owens. Between 1955 and 1960, Cline recorded one album and multiple singles under the agreement, but saw limited chart success and very little money. 3 months ago. (Compo was acquired by Decca in 1951 although its Apex label continued in production for the next two decades.) In 1960, they refused to release "Tell Laura I Love Her" by licensed artist Ray Peterson and even destroyed thousands of copies of the single. Rowe saw the Stones, and quickly signed them to a contract. Around 1970, American Decca enjoyed success with LPS of soundtrack dialogue excerpts from the films of W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and Mae West. Universal Music Group is het thuis voor legendarische labels als Capitol, Apple, Def Jam, Interscope, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca en Island. In 1941, American Decca acquired Brunswick Records and its sublabel Vocalion Records from Warner Bros., which had a financial interest in Decca. She recorded two more albums, and released numerous singles, before her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash. Full frequency range recording (ffrr) was a spin-off devised by Arthur Haddy[30] of British Decca's development, during the Second World War, of a high fidelity hydrophone capable of detecting and cataloguing individual German submarines by each one's signature engine noise, and enabled a greatly enhanced frequency range (high and low notes) to be captured on recordings. The name "Decca" was coined by Wilfred S. Samuel by merging the word "Mecca" with the initial D of their logo "Dulcet" or their trademark "Dulcephone". Although Decca had set up the first of the British "progressive" labels, Deram, in 1966, with such stars as Cat Stevens and the Moody Blues, by the time the punk era set in 1977, Decca had pop success with such acts as John Miles, novelty creation Father Abraham and the Smurfs, and productions by longtime Decca associate Jonathan King. Study Guides to supplement music curriculums in Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Korea, UK and USA Aural training exercises of 11 levels of difficulty, from basic to advanced A musicology section with articles from scholars, critics, students, industry professionals on their opinions and scholarly approaches on various subjects Among the international honours given Solti (and Decca) for his recordings were 31 Grammy awards – more than any other recording artist, whether classical or popular. The following year, the pressing and Canadian distribution of US Decca records was licensed to Compo Company Ltd. in Lachine, Quebec, a breakaway and rival of Berliner Gram-o-phone Co. of Montreal, Quebec. 「txt memories:first story」発売決定!tomorrow x together weverse shop japan&universal music store限定販売商品、1月6日(水)より予約販売開始!dvd【日本語字幕入り / weverse shop japan&universal music store 完全限定販売商品】tomorrow x together初のmemories dvdの発売が決定い … In Canada, the Compo Company was reorganised into MCA Records (Canada) in 1970.[35]. Genom Spinnup behåller du 100% av dina intäkter och har chans att bli upplockad av våra talangscouter. 2) spend a few minutes using your platform to support the United Nations’ #HumanRightsDay, which takes place on Thursday December 10th 2020. The name remains until 2002, when it decided to sell its 60 percent stake, and changed its name to Linfair Records, making the company independent from Universal Music. Chesnutt, Womack, Allan and Howard were shifted to the MCA Nashville roster, while all other Decca artists were released. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. Universal Music reacquired trademark rights in 2011, and Warner Records 90 Ltd. (formerly London Records 90), a company that controlled most of London's post-1980 catalogue, was acquired by French company Because Music in 2017. Decca bought the UK branch of Brunswick Records and continued to run it under that name. Ironically, the American Decca classical music catalogue is managed by sister Universal label Deutsche Grammophon. [2] Decca became a major player in the depressed American record market thanks to its roster of popular artists, particularly Bing Crosby, the shrewd management of former US Brunswick general manager Jack Kapp, and the decision to price Decca at 35 cents.