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Interscope Records
Interscope Records is an American major record label. An imprint of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, its parent company is Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi
Vivendi
SA. Interscope was founded in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine
Jimmy Iovine
and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff, and allowing artists and producers complete creative control.[1] It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded and achieved profitability in 1993.[2] Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.[3] In 1992, Interscope acquired the exclusive rights to market and distribute the hardcore rap label Death Row Records, whose artists included hip hop stars Tupac Shakur, Dr
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Time Warner
Time Warner, Inc. is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City.[7] It is currently the world's third largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast
Comcast
and The Walt Disney Company. It was also once the world's largest media conglomerate.[8] Time Warner
Time Warner
was first founded in 1990, with the merger of Time Inc.
Time Inc.
and Warner Communications. The current company consists largely of the assets of the former Warner Communications
Warner Communications
(as well as HBO, a Time Inc. subsidiary prior to the merger), and the assets of Turner Broadcasting (which was acquired by the company in 1996). Despite spinning off Time Inc
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David Wild
David Wild (born December 16, 1961) is an American writer and critic in the music and television industries, and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine. His published books include Friends: The Official Companion (1995), Seinfeld: The Totally Unauthorized Tribute (1998), Friends 'til the end (2004), and others.[1][2] Wild hosted the television series Musicians, which aired on Bravo!
Bravo!
in 2001
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A&R
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.[1] It also acts as a liaison between artists and the record label or publishing company; every activity involving artists to the point of album release is generally considered under the purview, and responsibility, of A&R.Contents1 Responsibilities1.1 Finding talent 1.2 Overseeing the recording process 1.3 Assisting with marketing and promotion2 History and influence 3 Regional variations 4 Recent changes 5 See also 6 Citations 7 ReferencesResponsibilities[edit] Finding talent[edit] The A&R division of a record label is responsible for finding new recording artists and bringing those art
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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run
Born to Run
(1975) and Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
(1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life
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John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon[a] MBE
MBE
(9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles,[2] the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to world-wide fame during the 1960s. He was born as John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, where he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager
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Paul McGuinness
Paul McGuinness (born 17 June 1951) is the main shareholder and founder of Principle Management Limited, a popular music act management company based in Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. He was the manager of the band U2 from 1978 to 2013, and is the current manager of PJ Harvey, and The Rapture. He previously managed Paddy Casey.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Early years 2.2 U23 Other activities 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] McGuinness was born in a British military hospital at Rinteln, Westphalia in Germany, his father, Philip McGuinness (a Liverpudlian) was serving there at that time with the Royal Air Force. His mother Sheila McGuinness née Lyne, was a schoolteacher from Lauragh, County Kerry, Ireland. There were three children in the family: Paul, Niall and Katy. McGuinness received his early formal education in Ireland at the private Jesuit boarding school Clongowes Wood College
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David Geffen
David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943)[2] is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records
DGC Records
in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG
DreamWorks SKG
in 1994. His donations to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
and other educational and research donations have widened his fame beyond the entertainment industry.Contents1 Early life 2 Business career2.1 Asylum Records 2.2 Geffen Records 2.3 Geffen Film/DreamWorks SKG3 Coastal Access 4 Philanthropy 5 Politics 6 Awards and honors 7 Personal life7.1 Art collection 7.2 Yachts8 See also 9 References 10 External linksEarly life David Geffen was born in Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, to Abraham Geffen and Batya Volovskaya (1909—1988)
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Hardcore Hip Hop
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop
East Coast hip hop
scene in the 1980s. Pioneered by such artists as Run—D.M.C., Schoolly D, Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy, it is generally characterised by anger, aggression, and confrontation. History[edit] Run—D.M.C. have been credited as the first hardcore hip hop group.[1] Other early artists to adopt an aggressive style were Schoolly D
Schoolly D
in Philadelphia and Too $hort
Too $hort
in Oakland
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John Janick
John Janick is an American record executive. He is the chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records.[1] In 1996, while a student at the University of Florida, Janick founded the independent record company Fueled By Ramen. Among others, he signed Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, fun. and Paramore.[2] Janick served as the co-president of Elektra Records
Elektra Records
from 2009 until 2012. He was named president and COO of Interscope Geffen A&M in 2012 and was appointed chairman and CEO after Jimmy Iovine
Jimmy Iovine
exited in May, 2014.[3] External links[edit]Fueled By RamenReferences[edit]^ Christman, Ed (May 28, 2014). " John Janick to Succeed Jimmy Iovine as Chairman, CEO of Interscope Geffen & A&M". Billboard. Retrieved 16 August 2015.  ^ Rysdail, Kai (February 22, 2017). "What Selena Gomez has to do with the 'La La Land' soundtrack". Marketplace
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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 songwriters.[1] It also acts as a liaison between artists and the record label or publishing company; every activity involving artists to the point of album release is generally considered under the purview, and responsibility, of A&R.Contents1 Responsibilities1.1 Finding talent 1.2 Overseeing the recording process 1.3 Assisting with marketing and promotion2 History and influence 3 Regional variations 4 Recent changes 5 See also 6 Citations 7 ReferencesResponsibilities[edit] Finding talent[edit] The A&R division of a record label is responsible for finding new recording artists and bringing those art
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Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson
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Westwood, California
Westwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lassen County, California, United States. Westwood is located 20 miles (32 km) west-southwest of Susanville,[3] at an elevation of 5,128 feet (1,563 m).[2] The population was 1,647 at the 2010 census, down from 1,998 at the 2000 census. Westwood is the hometown of mythical logger Paul Bunyan.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Demographics3.1 2010 3.2 20004 Economy 5 Government 6 Points of interest 7 Notable people 8 See also 9 Additional reading 10 External links 11 Climate 12 ReferencesGeography[edit] Westwood is built upon lava flows from Cascade Mountain Range volcanoes to the north. Keddie Ridge is considered to be at the northern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.34%) is water. History[edit] Westwood was built by T. B
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Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over thirty years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons
The Jacksons
in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times
Good Times
and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control
Control
(1986)
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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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Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, United States. Situated on Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
– Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south. The Census Bureau population for Santa Monica
Santa Monica
in 2010 was 89,736. Due in part to an agreeable climate, Santa Monica
Santa Monica
became a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth and increased tourism
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