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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
Warner Music Group
) in 1972, and later merged with Elektra Records
Elektra Records
to become Elektra/ Asylum Records
Asylum Records
. After various incarnations, today it is geared primarily towards hip-hop , along with rock and alternative metal . It is owned by Warner Music Group, and is currently distributed through Atlantic Records
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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. 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 . Typically, rock is song -based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form , but the genre has become extremely diverse
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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. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms
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William Morris Agency
The 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. During its 109 year tenure it came to be regarded as the "first great talent agency in show business". In April 2009, WMA merged with the Endeavor Talent Agency to form William Morris Endeavor which owns Miss Universe
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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. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Curb Foundation * 3 Projects * 4 Curb Records – Europe * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYThroughout 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 however, Mike Curb
Mike Curb
remains extremely involved as the founder and chairman of the board. CURB FOUNDATION Curb Records supports charitable programs through the Mike Curb Family Foundation
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Guy Clark
GUY CHARLES CLARK (November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016) was an American Texas country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker , Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett
, Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett
, Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs
, Steve Wariner , and Rodney Crowell
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
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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J. D. Souther
JOHN DAVID SOUTHER (born November 2, 1945) is an American singer and songwriter. He has written and co-written songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles . CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Acting * 2 Personal life * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Singles * 4 References * 5 External links CAREERSouther was born in Detroit, Michigan , and raised in Amarillo, Texas . As a musician and songwriter, he was greatly influenced in his formative years by fellow Texas rock and roll icon Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
. After moving to Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County, California
, in the late 1960s, he met musician and songwriter Glenn Frey and the two became roommates and musical collaborators. Souther and Frey formed a folk duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle . Their lone album was released in 1970 on Jimmy Bowen 's Amos Records
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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 of California pursuing presidential ambitions. He is also the founder of Curb Records as well as an inductee of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame
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Columbia Records
COLUMBIA RECORDS is an American major record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment through Sony Entertainment , both are subsidiaries of 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 . 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 in the UK. Columbia is one of Sony
Sony
Music's three flagship record labels with RCA and Epic
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Alternative Metal
ALTERNATIVE METAL (also known as ALT-METAL ) is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal. 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. The term has been in use since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s. Other genres considered part of the alternative metal movement included rap metal and funk metal , both of which influenced another prominent subgenre, nu metal . Nu metal expands the alternative metal sound, combining its vocal stylings and downtuned riffs with elements of other genres, such as hip hop , funk , thrash , hardcore and industrial
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Rock And Roll
ROCK AND ROLL (often written as ROCK "> Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed
Alan Freed
and Cleveland
Cleveland
, Ohio in the origins of rock and roll The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The American Heritage Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music . Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
, on the other hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as rock music". The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals and as a sexual analogy
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Warner Bros.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (formerly WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES, INC.) is an American entertainment company that is a division of Time Warner and is headquartered in Burbank, California
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). CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 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
World War II
* 1.7 After World War II: changing hands * 1.8 Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Records
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Bob Woodruff (singer)
WOODRUFF may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Places * 2.1 Buildings * 2.2 Communities * 2.3 ENGINEERING * 2.4 Counties * 2.5 Parks and preserves * 2.6 Schools * 2.7 Streams * 3 Plants * 4 Other uses PEOPLE * Woodruff (surname) PLACESIn the United States: BUILDINGS * Woodruff Hall , Athens, Georgia * Charles Woodruff House (other) , several places * Woodruff-Riter-Stewart Home , Salt Lake City, UtahCOMMUNITIES * Woodruff, Arizona * Woodruff, Idaho * Woodruff, Indiana * Woodruff, Kansas * St
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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 and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information
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Hip Hop Music
HIP HOP MUSIC, also called HIP-HOP or RAP MUSIC, is a music genre developed in the 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. 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 . Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds ), and rhythmic beatboxing . While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture
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