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Asylum Records
Asylum Records is an American record label, founded in 1971 by David Geffen and partner Elliot Roberts. It was taken over by Warner Communications (now the Warner Music Group) in 1972, and later merged with Elektra Records
Elektra Records
to become Elektra/Asylum Records. After various incarnations, it is currently geared primarily towards hip-hop, along with rock and alternative metal. It is owned by Warner Music Group, and is currently distributed through Alternative Distribution Alliance.Contents1 Company history1.1 Formation 1.2 Merger with Elektra Records 1.3 Country format 1.4 Relaunch2 See also 3 ReferencesCompany history[edit] Formation[edit]Original logoAsylum logo in the UK and on period reissues from RhinoAsylum was founded in 1971 by David Geffen, and partner Elliot Roberts, both of whom had previously worked as agents at the William Morris Agency, and operated a folk/rock label
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LeAnn Rimes
Margaret LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
Cibrian (born August 28, 1982)[1] is an American singer. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker
Tanya Tucker
in 1972.[2] Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue", became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style
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Rock And Roll
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,[1][2] from African American musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues,[3] along with country music.[4] While elements of rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s[5] and in country records of the 1930s,[4] the genre did not acquire its name until 1954.[6][7] According to Greg Kot, "rock and roll" refers to a style of popular music originating in the U.S
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Mike Curb
Michael "Mike" Curb (born December 24, 1944, Savannah, Georgia, United States) is an American musician, record company executive, NASCAR
NASCAR
car owner, and politician who served as the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983 under Democratic Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. He was acting governor of California while Brown spent time outside California pursuing presidential ambitions
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Rock Music
Rock music
Rock music
is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States
United States
in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and in the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music
Rock music
also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers
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Folk Music
Folk music
Folk music
includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s
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William Morris Agency
The William Morris Agency
William Morris Agency
(also known as WMA) was a Hollywood-based talent agency. It represented some of the best known 20th century entertainers in film, television, and music
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Alternative Metal
Alternative metal
Alternative metal
(also known as alt-metal)[5] is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock[6] and other genres not normally associated with metal.[4][6] Alternative metal
Alternative metal
bands are often characterized by heavily downtuned, mid-paced guitar riffs, a mixture of accessible melodic vocals and harsh vocals and sometimes unconventional sounds within other heavy metal styles.[4] The term has been in use since the 1980s,[7] although it came into prominence in the 1990s.[8] Other genres considered part of the alternative metal movement included rap metal[4][9] and funk metal, both of which influenced another prominent subgenre, nu metal
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Hip Hop Music
Hip hop
Hip hop
music, also called hip-hop[3][4] or rap music,[4][5][6] is a music genre developed in the United States
United States
by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.[4] It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing.[7][8][9] Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing
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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
Columbia Records
is an American major record label owned by Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment through Sony
Sony
Entertainment, both are subsidiaries of Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation
of America, the United States division of Sony Corporation. It was founded in 1887 from an earlier enterprise named the American Graphophone
Graphophone
Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone
Graphophone
Company.[1] From 1961 to 1990, Columbia's recordings were released outside the U.S. and Canada under the name CBS
CBS
Records to avoid being confused with the Columbia Graphophone Company
Columbia Graphophone Company
in the UK
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Curb Records
Curb Records (also known as Asylum-Curb and formerly known as MCG Curb) is an independent record label started by Mike Curb
Mike Curb
originally as Sidewalk Records in 1963. From 1969 to 1973, Curb merged with MGM Records where Curb served as President of MGM and Verve Records.Contents1 History 2 Curb Foundation 3 Projects 4 Curb Records – Europe 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Throughout the years, the Curb Companies have had major successes with such artists as the Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), Eric Burdon and War, Sammy Davis Jr., the Osmond Family (including Donny & Marie), Lou Rawls, Exile, the Righteous Brothers, Solomon Burke, Gloria Gaynor, the Hondells, the Arrows (featuring Davie Allan), Lyle Lovett, Roy Orbison, the Electric Flag (featuring Mike Bloomfield and Buddy Miles), the Sylvers, and the Four Seasons
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Warner Communications
Warner Communications, Inc. was established in 1972 when Kinney National Company spun off its non-entertainment assets due to a financial scandal over its parking operations[1] (as National Kinney Corporation), and changed its name. History[edit] It was the parent company for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Pictures and Warner Music Group. It also owned DC Comics
DC Comics
and Mad magazine. Warner made (and later lost) considerable profits with Atari, Inc., which it owned from 1976 to 1984. In 1979, Warner formed a joint venture with credit card company American Express, Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, which owned such cable channels as MTV, Nickelodeon, and The Movie Channel
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Record Label
A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A&R"); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Guy Clark
Guy Charles Clark (November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016)[1] was an American Texas country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer.[2] He released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. He won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture of You. Clark was born in Monahans, Texas, and eventually settled in Nashville, where he helped create the progressive country and outlaw country genres. His songs "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train" that helped launch his career were covered by numerous performers
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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. (formerly Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.)[6] is an American entertainment company that is a division of Time Warner
Time Warner
and is headquartered in Burbank, California. It is one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).Contents1 History1.1 Founding 1.2 1925–1935: Sound, color, style 1.3 1930–1935: Pre-code realistic period 1.4 Code era 1.5 Warner's cartoons 1.6 World War II 1.7 After World War II: changing hands 1.8 Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros

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