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Interscope Records
INTERSCOPE RECORDS is an American record label . An imprint of Interscope Geffen A&M Records
Interscope Geffen A&M Records
, its parent company is Universal Music Group , a subsidiary of Vivendi
Vivendi
S.A. Interscope was founded in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group
's Atlantic Records
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. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick
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Bruce Springsteen
BRUCE FREDERICK JOSEPH SPRINGSTEEN (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work with the E Street Band . Nicknamed "The Boss", he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana
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, MBE
MBE
(born JOHN WINSTON LENNON; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter and activist who co-founded the Beatles , the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership . Born and raised in Liverpool
Liverpool
, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager; his first band, the Quarrymen , was named the Silver Beatles, and finally evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a sporadic solo career that produced albums including John Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band and Imagine , and songs such as " Give Peace a Chance
Give Peace a Chance
", "Working Class Hero ", and " Imagine "
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A&R
ARTISTS AND REPERTOIRE (A every activity involving artists to the point of album release is generally considered under the purview, and responsibility, of A&R. CONTENTS* 1 Responsibilities * 1.1 Finding talent * 1.2 Overseeing the recording process * 1.3 Assisting with marketing and promotion * 2 History and influence * 3 Regional variations * 4 Recent changes * 5 See also * 6 Citations * 7 References RESPONSIBILITIESFINDING TALENTThe A&R division of a record label is responsible for finding new recording artists and bringing those artists to the record company. Personnel in the A&R division are expected to understand the current tastes of the market and to be able to find artists that will be commercially successful. For this reason, A&R people are often young and many are musicians, music journalists or record producers
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Time Warner
TIME WARNER, INC. is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City. It is currently the world's third largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast
Comcast
and The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
. It was also once the world's largest media conglomerate. 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
Communications
(as well as HBO
HBO
, a Time Inc.
Time Inc.
subsidiary prior to the merger), and the assets of Turner Broadcasting
Broadcasting
(which was acquired by the company in 1996)
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Gangsta Rap
GANGSTA RAP or GANGSTER RAP is a subgenre of hip hop music with themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta " lifestyle. The genre evolved from hardcore hip hop into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T
Ice-T
, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A
N.W.A
. After the national attention that Ice-T
Ice-T
and N.W.A
N.W.A
attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented
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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
Dublin
, in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
. He was the manager of the band U2 from 1978 to 2013, and is the current manager of PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
, and The Rapture . He previously managed Paddy Casey . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Early years * 2.2 U2 * 3 Other activities * 4 Personal life * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEMcGuinness was born in a British military hospital at Rinteln , Westphalia
Westphalia
in Germany
Germany
, his father, Philip McGuinness (a Liverpudlian ) was serving there at that time with the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force

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David Geffen
DAVID LAWRENCE GEFFEN (born February 21, 1943) is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist . Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records
Asylum Records
in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG in 1994. His donations to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other educational and research donations have widened his fame beyond the entertainment industry
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Billboard Hot 100
The BILLBOARD HOT 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States
United States
for singles , published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital ), radio play , and online streaming . The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday, when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July 2015. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming data, is readily available on a real-time basis, and is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle (previously Wednesday to Tuesday). A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays. The first number one song of the Hot 100 was " Poor Little Fool " by Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson
, on August 4, 1958. As of the issue for the week ending on January 3, 2018, the Hot 100 has had 1,069 different number one hits
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Alternative Music
ALTERNATIVE ROCK (also called ALTERNATIVE MUSIC, ALT-ROCK or simply ALTERNATIVE) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock , which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock (including some examples of punk itself, as well as new wave , and post-punk )
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Westwood, California
WESTWOOD is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lassen County , California
California
, United States
United States
. Westwood is located 20 miles (32 km) west-southwest of Susanville , at an elevation of 5,128 feet (1,563 m). 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 . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Demographics * 3.1 2010 * 3.2 2000 * 4 Economy * 5 Government * 6 Points of interest * 7 Notable people * 8 See also * 9 Additional reading * 10 External links * 11 Climate * 12 References GEOGRAPHYWestwood 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
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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. Wild hosted the television series Musicians, which aired on Bravo!
Bravo!
in 2001. His writing credits for television include over two dozen series and specials. In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy
Emmy
for his work on America: A Tribute to Heroes. Wild is an alumnus of Cornell University
Cornell University
. David Wild is a frequent guest on the popular The Adam Carolla Show and brings a music guest or a musical selection to feature on the show. BOOKS * David Wild. (1996). Friends : the Book. New York: Boxtree . ISBN 0-75220-18-4-0
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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 . In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint
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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 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. HISTORYRun—D.M.C. have been credited as the first hardcore hip hop group. Other early artists to adopt an aggressive style were Schoolly D in Philadelphia and Too in Oakland. Before a formula for gangsta rap had developed, artists such as Boogie Down Productions and Ice-T wrote lyrics based on detailed observations of "street life", while the chaotic, rough style of Public Enemy 's records set new standards for hip hop production . In the late 1980s, hardcore rap became largely synonymous with West Coast gangsta rap, with artists like N.W.A infusing Gangsta themed stories of gritty gang life
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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, elaborate stage shows, and high-profile television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 30 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 she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade
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