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Mercury Records is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group. [1]

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A&M Records

A&M Records was an American record label owned by Universal Music Group.

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American Authors

American Authors is an American alternative rock and country band based in New York City and who are signed to Island Records.

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Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist.

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Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer (born 4 April 1989 in Vienna) is an Austrian clarinetist and is the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Antal Doráti

Antal Doráti, KBE (9 April 1906 – 13 November 1988) was a Hungarian-born conductor and composer who became a naturalized American citizen in 1943.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

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Artists and repertoire

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and/or songwriters.

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Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds (born 3 November 1986) is a BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland.

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Béla Fleck

Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player.

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Berle Adams

Berle Adams (June 11, 1917 – August 25, 2009), born Beryl Adasky, was a music industry executive and talent booking agent best known for co-founding Mercury Records in the 1940s and later becoming a senior executive at MCA.

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Blue Rock Records

Blue Rock Records was a subsidiary of Mercury Records, and like their parent, based in Chicago between 1964 and 1969.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bo Bruce

Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce (born 25 November 1984), known as Bo Bruce, is an English singer-songwriter previously signed to Mercury Records.

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.

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Broadchurch is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV.

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Brooklyn Rider

Brooklyn Rider is a Brooklyn, NY based string quartet whose members include violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Eric Jacobsen.

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Buddy Rich

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

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Candy (band)

Candy were a Los Angeles-based rock band, featuring future Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and singer-songwriter Kyle Vincent.

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Cannonball Adderley

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Capitol Records

Capitol Records, LLC is an American record label that is part of the Capitol Music Group and is a wholly owned division of Universal Music Group.

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Casablanca Records

Casablanca Records is an American recording label owned by Universal Music Group and operates under Republic Records.

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Chase & Status

Chase & Status are an English electronic music production duo composed of Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status).

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Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Chicago record labels

This is a list of notable record labels based in Chicago.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Cinderella (band)

Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Clark Terry

Clark Terry (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie", was an American jazz trumpeter.

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Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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David Hall (sound archivist)

David Hall (born December 16, 1916 in New Rochelle, New York; died April 10, 2012 in Castine, Maine) was a sound archivist and writer.

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David Massey (music executive)

David Massey is a British-born, American record executive and former artist manager.

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Decca Label Group

Decca Label Group is Universal Music Group's classical music record label group based in the United States - in addition to new releases, it also manages the vast classical back catalog of UMG (through the various labels that make up the group).

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Decca Records

Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.

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Def Jam Recordings

Def Jam Recordings is an American record label, focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group.

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is an American orchestra based in Detroit, Michigan.

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Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical record label that was the foundation of the future corporation to be known as PolyGram.

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".

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Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Duffy (singer)

Duffy (born 23 June 1984 as Aimee Ann Duffy) is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress.

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Eastman Wind Ensemble

The Eastman Wind Ensemble is an American concert band founded by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music in 1952.

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Eddie Gaedel

Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, 1925 – June 18, 1961) was an American with dwarfism who became famous for participating in a Major League Baseball game.

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Elisabeth Schumann

Elisabeth Schumann (13 June 1888 – 23 April 1952) was a German soprano who sang in opera, operetta, oratorio, and lieder.

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EmArcy Records

EmArcy Records is a jazz record label founded in 1954 by Mercury Records, and today a European jazz label owned by Universal Music Group.

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EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and electronics device and systems manufacturing company, headquartered in London, England.

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Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian operatic tenor.

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Ernestine Anderson

Ernestine Anderson (born November 11, 1928) is an American jazz and blues singer.

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Fontana Records

Fontana Records is a record label which was started in the 1950s as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records.

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Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005.

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Frederick Fennell

Frederick Fennell (July 2, 1914 – December 7, 2004) was an internationally recognized conductor, and one of the primary figures in promoting the wind ensemble as a performing group.

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Geffen Records

Geffen Records is a major American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, which operates as one third of the Interscope Geffen A&M Records label.

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Generation loss

Generation loss refers to the loss of quality between subsequent copies or transcodes of data.

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Glam metal

Glam metal (also known as hair metal, sleaze metal and often used synonymously with pop metal), AllMusic.

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Hard rock

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music which began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.

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Herb Geller

Herbert Arnold Geller (November 2, 1928 – December 19, 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger.

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Howard Hanson

Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music.

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Iggy Azalea

Amethyst Amelia Kelly (born 7 June 1990), better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model.

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Irving Green

Irving B. Green (also known as Irvin B. Green) (February 6, 1916 – July 1, 2006) was an American record industry executive, and founder and president of Mercury Records.

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Island Records

Island Records is a major British record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group.

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg (born Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy, 28 February 1994) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Jason Iley

Jason Iley is the current Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jimmy Cleveland

Jimmy Cleveland (May 3, 1926 – August 23, 2008) was an American jazz trombonist born in Wartrace, Tennessee.

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John Corigliano

John Corigliano (born 16 February 1938 in New York City, United States) is an American composer of classical music.

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John Hammond (producer)

John Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an American record producer, civil rights activist and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s.

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John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,127-foot (344 m) tall skyscraper at 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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John Mellencamp

John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), also known as John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor.

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Keynote Records

Keynote Records was a record label founded by record store owner Eric Bernay in 1940.

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Kinniku Shōjo Tai

is a Japanese rock band.

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Kiss (band)

Kiss (often styled as KISS) is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

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Kitty Films

Kitty Films (キティ・フィルム Kiti · Firumu) is an anime production company established in 1972 in Japan.

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Kurtis Blow

Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer.

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Les Paul

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

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Li Yundi

Li Yundi (born October 7, 1982) is a Chinese classical pianist.

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Limelight Records

Limelight Records was a subsidiary label of Mercury Records.

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List of Mercury Records artists

This list comprises acts that record, or have recorded at some time, for Mercury Records.

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List of record labels

*For lists of record labels, see.

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List of Universal Music Group labels

Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, a large number of record labels listed herein.

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London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras.

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Marina City

Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex that occupies an entire city block on State Street in Chicago, Illinois.

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Mary Ford

Mary Ford (July 7, 1924–September 30, 1977), born Iris Colleen Summers, was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford.

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Max Roach

Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.

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Maynard Ferguson

Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader.

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MCA Records

MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group), of which MCA Records was still part.

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MGM Records

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.

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Miloš Karadaglić

Miloš Karadaglić (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Милош Карадаглић, born 1983) sometimes just his mononym Miloš is an award-winning classical guitarist and Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics recording artist from Montenegro.

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Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mitch Miller

Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive.

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Motown is an American record company.

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Neon Trees

Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah.

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Night of Hunters

Night of Hunters is the twelfth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos, released on September 20, 2011, in the United States through Deutsche Grammophon.

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Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale were an English indie rock band from Twickenham, London, formed in 2006.

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Patti Page

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music.

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Paul Paray

Paul Paray (24 May 188610 October 1979) was a French conductor, organist and composer.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting.

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Philips Records

Philips Records is a record label that was founded by the Dutch electronics company Philips.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition (Картинки с выставки – Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане, Kartínki s výstavki – Vospominániye o Víktore Gártmane, Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann; Tableaux d'une exposition) is a suite in ten movements (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874.

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Pixie Lott

Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott (born 12 January 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and actress.

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Polydor Records

Polydor Records is a British record label that operates as part of Universal Music Group.

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PolyGram was the name of the major label recording company started by Philips and Siemens as a holding company for their music interests in 1979.

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Print-through (sometimes referred to as bleed-through) is a generally undesirable effect that arises in the use of magnetic tape for storing analogue information, in particular music.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский;r; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij" and "Chaikovsky" (and other versions; the transliteration varies among languages). The Library of Congress standardized the usage Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893),Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, rendering his lifespan as 25 April 1840 – 25 October 1893.

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.

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Rafael Kubelík

Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (29 June 191411 August 1996) was a Czech-born conductor and composer.

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RCA Records

RCA Records is an American flagship recording label (alongside Columbia Records and Epic Records) of Sony Music Entertainment (SME).

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Record label

A record label is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.

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Roy Eldridge

David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player.

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RSO Records

RSO Records was a record label formed by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in 1973.

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Rush (band)

Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sassy", "The Divine One" and "Sailor" (for her salty speech), Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner.

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Scorpions (band)

Scorpions are a German rock band founded in 1965 in Hannover by Rudolf Schenker.

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The Seagram Company Ltd. was a large corporation headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that was the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the world.

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Seiko Matsuda

, born, on March 10, 1962 is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter.

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Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich.

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Smash Records

Smash Records is an American record label.

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St. Louis


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Starday Records

Starday Records was a record label producing traditional country music during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Takashi Sorimachi

is a Japanese actor and singer.

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Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.

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The Island Def Jam Music Group

The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) was an American record label group formed in 1999 when the Universal Music Group (UMG) merged two of its daughter companies Island Records and Def Jam Recordings.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964.

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Tiny Hill

Harry Lawrence "Tiny" Hill (July 19, 1906 – December 13, 1971) was a band leader of the Big Band era.

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Tony Fontane

Tony Fontane (1925–1974) was a popular American recording artist in the 1940s and 1950s who, following a near-fatal car accident in 1957, gave up his popular career to pursue one as a gospel singer.

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Tori Amos

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; born 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer.

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Treat (band)

Treat is a melodic heavy metal band from Stockholm, Sweden.

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Universal Music Australia

Universal Music Australia (UMA) is the largest Australian music corporation.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group, Inc. (UMG Recordings, Inc., abbreviated as UMG) is an American worldwide music corporation that operates as a subsidiary of Paris-based French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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Universal Music Group Nashville

Universal Music Group Nashville is Universal Music Group's country music subsidiary.

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Unrepentant Geraldines

Unrepentant Geraldines is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos.

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Vertigo Records

Vertigo Records is a record company which originated in the UK.

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Vic Damone

Vic Damone (born Vito Rocco Farinola; June 12, 1928) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and entertainer, of Italian descent, best known for his song's, including number 1# hit You're Breaking my Heart and My Heart Cries for You (number #4) and On the Street Where You Live (Number #4) from My Fair Lady.

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Village People

Village People is an American disco group well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American masculine cultural stereotypes as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.

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Virgin EMI Records

Virgin EMI Records is a British record label owned by the Universal Music Group that was formed in 2013.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records, Ltd. was a British record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell and Tom Newman in 1972.

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Wilma Cozart Fine

Wilma Cozart Fine (March 29, 1927, Aberdeen, Mississippi – September 21, 2009, Harrison, New York) was an American record producer who, with her husband, C. Robert Fine (1922–1982), ran the classical division of Mercury Records in the 1950s and early 1960s, producing hundreds of recordings that, according her obituary in The New York Times, "Are still prized by collectors for the depth and realism of their sound." A native of Fort Worth, she attended the University of North Texas studying music education at the UNT College of Music and business.

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Wing Records

Wing Records was a record label subsidiary of Mercury Records, founded in 1955, that enjoyed its greatest success during the late 50s.

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Yūji Oda

is a Japanese actor and singer.

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20th Century Fox Records

20th Century Fox Records, also known as 20th Fox Records and 20th Century Records, was a wholly owned subsidiary of film studio 20th Century Fox.

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330 North Wabash

330 North Wabash (formerly IBM Plaza also known as IBM Building and now renamed AMA Plaza) is a skyscraper in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States, at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, designed by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (who died in 1969 before construction began).

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35 East Wacker

35 East Wacker, also known as the Jewelers' Building, on the 35 East Wacker Drive website.

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