209 relations: A Collection of Beatles Oldies, A Hard Day's Night (album), Abbey Road, Adam Faith, Alice in Chains, All Saints (group), Alvin Stardust, Ancient Roman units of measurement, Apple Records, Arcadia (band), Artists and repertoire, Associated Independent Recording, Athlete (band), Atlantic Records, Atlantic Records Group, Babyshambles, Bat for Lashes, Beatles for Sale, Becky Hill, Belouis Some, Bernard Cribbins, Beverley Knight, Big Beat Records (American record label), Billy J. Kramer, Bix Beiderbecke, Bliss (British band), Blur (band), BMG Rights Management, Bobby Lewis, Bobby Tench, Bonnie Lou, Brunswick Records, Calderstone Productions, Carl Lindström Company, Chiddy Bang, Chris Blackwell, Chromeo, Chrysalis Records, Cilla Black, Classical music, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Coldplay, Columbia Graphophone Company, Columbia Records, Conor Maynard, Damon Albarn, Danger Mouse (musician), David Bowie, David Guetta, Decca Records, ..., Deep Purple, Dick James, Dirty Vegas, Dorothy Squires, Dream pop, Duffy Power, Duke Ellington, Duran Duran, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Condon, Eliza Doolittle (singer), EMF (band), EMI, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ensign Records, European Commission, Flanders and Swann, Fletcher Henderson, Frankie Trumbauer, Gabrielle Aplin, George Martin, Georgi Kay, Germany, Gesaffelstein, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz, Graham Coxon, Gramophone Company, Guy Berryman, Gyllene Tider, Héroes del Silencio, Help!, His Master's Voice, HMV, Hollywood Records, Humphrey Lyttelton, Idris Elba, In Rainbows, Independent Music Companies Association, Interpol (band), Inti-Illimani, Iron Maiden, Island Records, Jack Teagarden, Jamelia, James Brown, Jazz, Jim Dale, Jimmy Shand, Joe Venuti, John Lennon, Kano (rapper), Kay Kyser, Keith West, Kraftwerk, Kylie Minogue, Late of the Pier, Laurie London, Let It Be, Lily Allen, List of Viz comic strips, Liverpool, Louis Armstrong, Love Sculpture, Lovestarrs, Luke Sital-Singh, MacAndrews & Forbes, Manchester, Mansun, Matrix & Futurebound, Matt Monro, Merlin Network, Miff Mole, Mike Sarne, Miles Leonard, Morning Parade, Mpho, MPL Communications, Mrs Mills, Music Week, Norman Newell, Okeh Records, Otis Waygood, Pablo Alborán, Parlophone, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Sellers, Phonograph, Pink Floyd, Please Please Me, Pound sign, Queen (band), Queen + Paul Rodgers, Radiohead, Rainbow Ffolly, Record label, Regal Recordings, Revolver (Beatles album), Richard Hawley, Roxette, Rubber Soul, Safia (band), Saint Motel, Sarah Close, Scarlet Party, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, She Loves You, Sigur Rós, Simon Fuller, Sky Ferreira, Sony Music, Spandau Ballet, Stereophonics, Supergrass, Takeover, Talk Talk, Teresa Teng, The Beatles, The Beatles (album), The Chemical Brothers, The Chocolate Dandies, The City Of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, The Dakotas (band), The Divine Comedy (band), The Fourmost, The Gass, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, The Goon Show, The Hollies, The John Barry Seven, The King Brothers, The King of Limbs, The Paramounts, The Temperance Seven, The Verve, The Vipers Skiffle Group, Thomas Jack, Tina Turner, Tinie Tempah, Tomorrow (band), Two Door Cinema Club, UK Albums Chart, United Kingdom, United States, Universal Music Group, Vant (band), Vince Taylor, Virgin Classics, Virgin EMI Records, Waltari, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Classics, Warner Music Group, With the Beatles, XL Recordings, Yellow Submarine (album), YouTube. Expand index (159 more) » « Shrink index
A Collection of Beatles Oldies (subtitled But Goldies!) is a compilation album by the English rock band the Beatles.
A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name.
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.
Terence Nelhams-Wright (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), known as Adam Faith, was a British teen idol, singer, actor and financial journalist.
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.
All Saints are a girl group formed in London in 1993.
Bernard William Jewry (27 September 1942 – 23 October 2014), known professionally as Shane Fenton and later as Alvin Stardust, was an English rock singer and stage actor.
The ancient Roman units of measurement were largely built on the Hellenic system, which in turn was built upon Egyptian and Mesopotamian influences.
Apple Records is a record label founded by the Beatles in 1968, as a division of Apple Corps Ltd.
Arcadia were a new wave British group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran as a side project during a break in that band's schedule.
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 songwriters.
Associated Independent Recording (AIR) is an independent recording company founded in London in 1965 by Beatles producer Sir George Martin and his partner John Burgess after their departure from EMI.
Athlete are an English indie rock band formed in Deptford, London, comprising Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing vocals) and Tim Wanstall (keyboards and backing vocals).
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
Atlantic Records Group is a music company at Warner Music Group that oversee's serveral labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit.
Babyshambles is an English rock band established in London.
Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), known professionally as Bat for Lashes, is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Beatles for Sale is the fourth album by the English rock band the Beatles.
Rebecca Claire "Becky" Hill (born 14 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter from Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Belouis Some (born Neville Keighley, 12 December 1959) is a British musician.
Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years.
Beverley Knight, (born Beverley Anne Smith; 22 March 1973) is an English recording artist, radio presenter and musical theatre actress who released her debut album, The B-Funk, in 1995.
Big Beat is an American electronic and dance music record label based in New York City.
William Howard Ashton, better known by the stage name Billy J. Kramer (born 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire) is an English pop singer.
Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer.
Bliss are a pop group founded in Coventry, England.
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988.
BMG Rights Management GmbH is an international music company focused on the management of music publishing, recording rights and music distribution.
Robert Alan "Bobby" Lewis (born February 9, 1925) is an American rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer.
Robert Tench also known as Bobby Tench, is a British vocalist, guitarist, sideman, songwriter and arranger.
Mary Joan Okum (née Kath; October 27, 1924 – December 8, 2015), known by her performing name Bonnie Lou, was an American musical pioneer, recognized as one of the first female rock and roll singers.
Brunswick Records is an American record label founded in 1916.
Calderstone Productions is the London-based subsidiary of Universal Music Group that administers the Beatles' recorded music output which was originally owned by EMI and released on EMI's Parlophone Records (in the United Kingdom)/Capitol Records (in the United States) (1962–1968) and the Beatles' own EMI-distributed Apple Records label (1968–1970).
Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany.
Chidera Anamege, now known by his stage name Chiddy Bang, is an American hip hop recording artist.
Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell (born 22 June 1937) is an English businessman and former record producer, and the founder of Island Records, which has been called "one of Britain's great independent labels".
Chromeo is a Canadian electro-funk duo from Montreal, formed in 2002 by musicians David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel.
Chrysalis Records is a British record label that was created in 1968.
Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), known by her stage name Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress and author.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers are a 1960s British rhythm and blues, soul and beat group who had two Top 10 hits with "One Way Love" (#9 UK, 1964) and "Got to Get You into My Life" (#6 UK, 1966).
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
The Columbia Graphophone Company was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Conor Paul Maynard (born 21 November 1992) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, YouTuber and actor from Brighton who is signed to Warner Music Group subsidiary, Parlophone.
Damon Albarn (born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.
Brian Joseph Burton (born July 29, 1977), better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, is an American musician, songwriter and record producer.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Pierre David Guetta (born 7 November 1967) is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968.
Dick James (12 December 1920 – 1 February 1986), born Leon Isaac Vapnick in the East End of London, was a British music publisher and singer and, together with his son Stephen, founded the DJM record label and recording studios, as well as (with Brian Epstein) the Beatles' publisher Northern Songs.
Dirty Vegas is an English house music group initially made up of Ben Harris and Paul Harris (no relation) on instruments and production and Steve Smith on vocals.
Dorothy Squires (25 March 1915 – 14 April 1998) was a Welsh singer.
Dream pop (or dreampop) is a subgenre of alternative rock and neo-psychedelia that developed in the 1980s.
Duffy Power (born Raymond Leslie Howard; 9 September 1941 – 19 February 2014) was an English blues and rock and roll singer, who achieved some success in the 1960s and continued to perform and record intermittently later.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
Albert Edwin Condon (November 16, 1905 – August 4, 1973) was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader.
Eliza Sophie Caird (born 15 April 1988), better known by her stage name Eliza (formerly Eliza Doolittle), is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London.
EMF are a British alternative rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, who came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
EMI Classics was a record label founded by EMI in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases.
EMI Records was a British record label founded by the music company of the same name in 1972 as its flagship label, and launched in January 1973 as the successor to its Columbia and Parlophone record labels.
Ensign Records was started in 1976 by London-born Nigel Grainge, as a record label distributed by Phonogram Inc. Grainge is the elder brother of Universal Music Group Chairman, Sir Lucian Grainge.
The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
Flanders and Swann were a British comedy duo.
James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music.
Orie Frank Trumbauer (May 30, 1901 – June 11, 1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s.
Gabrielle Ann Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter.
Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 19268 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.
Georgina "Georgi" Kingsley (born 15 March 1993 in Ascot, Berkshire), most commonly known by her stage name Georgi Kay, is an Australian indie pop musician, currently based in Los Angeles.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Mike Lévy (born 13 June 1987), known professionally as Gesaffelstein, is a French techno artist and DJ.
Goldfrapp are an English electronic music duo from London, formed in 1999.
Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett.
Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur.
The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom and founded on behalf of Emil Berliner, was one of the early recording companies, the parent organisation for the His Master's Voice (HMV) label, and the European affiliate of the American Victor Talking Machine Company.
Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a Scottish musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
Gyllene Tider (Golden Ages) are a Swedish pop group fronted by Roxette-singer, guitarist and songwriter Per Gessle.
Héroes del Silencio (translated: Heroes of Silence) (well known as Héroes or HDS) was a Spanish rock band from Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain, formed by guitarist Juan Valdivia and singer Enrique Bunbury.
Help! is the fifth album by English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack from their film Help!.
His Master's Voice (HMV) is a famous trademark in the recording industry and was the unofficial name of a major British record label.
HMV Retail Ltd. is an entertainment retailing company (registered in England) operating in the United Kingdom.
Hollywood Records, Inc. is an American record label of the Disney Music Group.
Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton (23 May 1921 – 25 April 2008), also known as Humph, was an English jazz musician and broadcaster from the aristocratic Lyttelton family.
Idrissa Akuna Elba (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ.
In Rainbows is the seventh studio album by English rock band Radiohead, self-released on 10 October 2007 as a pay-what-you-want download.
The Independent Music Companies Association (also known as IMPALA, originally the Independent Music Publishers and Labels Association) is a non-profit trade body established in April 2000 to help European independent music companies represent their own agenda and promote independent music in the interests of artistic, entrepreneurial and cultural diversity.
Interpol is an American rock band from New York City.
Inti-Illimani (from Quechuan inti and / Aymara illimani) are an instrumental and vocal Latin American folk music ensemble from Chile.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was a jazz trombonist and singer.
Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981) is a British recording artist, television presenter and actress.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jim Dale, (born James Smith; 15 August 1935) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer.
Sir James Shand MBE (28 January 1908 – 23 December 2000) was a Scottish musician who played traditional Scottish dance music on the accordion.
Giuseppe "Joe" Venuti (possibly September 16, 1903 – August 14, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz musician and pioneer jazz violinist.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
Kane Robinson (born 21 May 1985), better known as Kano, is an English rapper and actor from East Ham, London.
James Kern Kyser (June 18, 1905 – July 23, 1985), known as Kay Kyser, was an American bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s.
Keith Hopkins (born 6 December 1943, Dagenham, Essex, England), known by his stage name Keith West, is a British rock singer, songwriter and music producer.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Late of the Pier were a four-piece dance-punk band from Castle Donington, England, signed to Parlophone.
Laurie London (born 19 January 1944) is an English singer, who achieved fame as a boy singer of the 1950s, for both his gospel and novelty songs recording in both English and German.
Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.
Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.
The following is a list of recurring or notable one-off strips from the British adult spoof comic magazine Viz.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
Love Sculpture were a Welsh blues rock band of the late 1960s, led by Dave Edmunds (born David William Edmunds, 15 April 1944 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales), plus bassist John David (born John David Williams, 19 January 1946 in Cardiff, South Wales) and drummer Rob "Congo" Jones (born Robert Jones, 13 August 1946 in Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales).
Sazzie (formerly known as The Good Natured and Lovestarrs) is an English synthpop solo act, consisting of Sarah McIntosh (born January 1991 in Highclere, Hampshire) on vocals and keyboards, and formerly her brother Hamish McIntosh on bass and George Hinton (with whom Sarah became acquainted at university) on drums.
Luke Sital-Singh is a British singer-songwriter.
MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated is an American diversified holding company wholly owned by billionaire investor Ronald Perelman.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mansun were an English alternative rock band, formed in Chester in 1995.
Matrix & Futurebound are an English drum and bass duo consisting of Jamie Quinn (Matrix) and Brendan Collins (Futurebound).
Matt Monro (born Terence Edward Parsons, 1 December 1930 – 7 February 1985) was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.
Merlin Network is the global digital rights agency for the world's independent label sector, with a membership accounting for more than 12% of the global recorded music market.
Irving Milfred Mole, known professionally as Miff Mole (March 11, 1898 – April 29, 1961) was a jazz trombonist and band leader.
Michael Sarne (born 6 August 1940) is a British actor, writer, producer and director, who also had a brief career as pop singer Mike Sarne.
Miles Leonard is a British music industry executive and is Chairman of Parlophone & Warner Bros. Records UK.
Morning Parade was a five-piece alternative rock band from Harlow, Essex that formed in 2007 before signing with Parlophone in 2010.
Mpho Skeef (pronounced /mpʰo skʲɪəf/), known by her stage name of Mpho, is a South African-born British singer-songwriter based in London.
MPL Communications (which stands for McCartney Productions Ltd.) is the holding company for the business interests of Paul McCartney, and was established in 1969.
Gladys Mills, née Gladys Jordan (29 August 1918 – 24 February 1978), known as Mrs Mills, was an English pianist who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and who released many records.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.
Norman Newell OBE (25 January 1919 – 1 December 2004) was a Golden Globe award winning English record producer, mainly active in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as co-writer of many notable songs.
Okeh Records is an American record label founded by the Otto Heinemann Phonograph Corporation, a phonograph supplier established in 1916, which branched out into phonograph records in 1918.
Otis Waygood was a blues band in the 1960s in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe).
Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz (born 31 May 1989 in Malaga) popularly known as Pablo Alborán, is a Spanish musician, singer, and songwriter.
Parlophone Records Limited (also known as Parlophone Records and Parlophone) is a German-British major record label founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company as Parlophon.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer.
The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
Please Please Me is the debut studio album by English rock band the Beatles.
The pound sign (£) is the symbol for the pound sterling—the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and the Kingdom of England.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Queen + Paul Rodgers (sometimes referred to as Q+PR or QPR) were a collaboration between Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) and Paul Rodgers formerly of Bad Company, Free, The Firm and The Law.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.
Rainbow Ffolly was and is an English psychedelic pop band who released an album, Sallies Fforth, in 1968.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
Regal Recordings is a British record label functioning as an imprint of Parlophone Records.
Revolver is the seventh album by the English rock band the Beatles.
Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967) is an English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer.
Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar).
Rubber Soul is the sixth album by the English rock band the Beatles.
SAFIA is an Australian electronica, indie pop band formed in Canberra.
Saint Motel is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, whose music has been described as everything from "dream pop" to "indie prog".
Sarah Close (born 27 April 1995) is a British singer-songwriter.
Scarlet Party was formed in Essex, England, in the early 1980s.
"She Loves You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by English rock group the Beatles for release as a single in 1963.
Sigur Rós is an Icelandic avant-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994.
Simon Fuller (born 17 May 1960) is an English entrepreneur, artist manager, film and television producer.
Sky Tonia Ferreira (born July 8, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in Islington, London in 1979.
Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley.
Supergrass were an English rock band, formed in 1993 in Oxford.
In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder).
Talk Talk were an English rock band formed in 1981, led by Mark Hollis (vocals, guitar, piano), Lee Harris (drums), and Paul Webb (bass).
Teresa Teng (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a Taiwanese singer.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Beatles, also known as "The White Album", is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.
The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989.
The Chocolate Dandies was a name used by a number of different jazz ensembles in the United States from the 1920s into the 1940s.
The City Of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society (CLPGS)It must be recognized that in the United Kingdom the term ‘phonograph’ is used for a player of cylinders, while a ‘gramophone’ plays disc records.
The Dakotas is a group of British musicians, which initially convened as a backing band in Manchester, England.
The Divine Comedy are an orchestral pop band from Northern Ireland formed in 1989 and fronted by Neil Hannon.
The Fourmost were an English Merseybeat band that recorded in the 1960s.
The Gass was a rock band formed in May 1965 by Bobby Tench, Godfrey McLean, and Errol McLean.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen is the album by an unnamed British alternative rock supergroup also commonly referred to as The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and made up of Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Simon Tong and Tony Allen and produced by Danger Mouse.
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme.
The Hollies are a British pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style.
The John Barry Seven was a band formed by John Barry in 1957, after he abandoned his original career path of arranging for big bands.
The King Brothers were a British pop vocal trio popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The King of Limbs is the eighth studio album by English rock band Radiohead, self-released on 18 February 2011 as a download in MP3 and WAV formats.
The Paramounts were an English beat group, based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
The Temperance Seven is a British band originally active in the 1960s, specialising in 1920s-style jazz music.
The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury.
The Vipers Skiffle Group – later known simply as The Vipers – were one of the leading British groups during the skiffle period of the mid to late 1950s, and were important in the careers of radio and television presenter Wally Whyton, coffee bar manager Johnny Martyn, wire salesman Jean Van den Bosch, instrument repairer Tony Tolhurst, journalist John Pilgrim, record producer George Martin, and several members of The Shadows.
Tom Jack Johnston, (better known by his stage name Thomas Jack) is an Australian DJ, record producer and musician.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and author.
Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter.
Tomorrow (previously known as The In-Crowd and before that as Four Plus One) were a 1960s psychedelic rock, pop and freakbeat band.
Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland.
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
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 a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Vant (stylised as VANT) are a British punk rock band formed in 2014 by frontman and songwriter Mattie Vant.
Vince Taylor (14 July 1939 – 28 August 1991), born Brian Maurice Holden, was a British rock and roll singer.
Virgin Classics was a record label founded in 1988 as part of Richard Branson's Virgin Records.
Virgin EMI Records is a British record label owned by the Universal Music Group that was formed in 2013.
Waltari is a band from Finland, known for its diversity and combination of music styles, frequently combining alternative metal, progressive metal, death metal, hard rock, heavy metal, hip hop, industrial, pop, punk, symphonic metal, techno and thrash metal.
Warner Classics is the classical music arm of Warner Music Group.
Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.
With The Beatles is the second album by the English rock band the Beatles.
XL Recordings is a British independent record label founded in 1989 by Richard Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes.
Yellow Submarine is the tenth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 13 January 1969 in the United States and on 17 January 1969 in the United Kingdom.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.