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East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry

Music; Record labels

The East Coast–West Coast Hip Hop Rivalry was an ongoing feud in the 1990s between record labels, artists and fans of the East Coast and West Coast hip-hop scenes in the United States. The feud ...

Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),

Music; Record labels

Was division of Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Sony Corporation of America on October 1, 2008. It was established in 1987 to combine the music label ...

Universal Music Group (UMG)

Music; Record labels

The largest group of record labels in the recording industry. It is the largest of the "big four" record companies by its commanding market share and its multitude of global operations. Universal ...

PolyGram

Music; Record labels

A major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. In 1962, PPI and DGG formed the Gramophon-Philips Group (GPG), with Philips taking a 50% share ...

Island Records

Music; Record labels

A record label that was founded by Chris Blackwell in Jamaica. It was based in the United Kingdom for many years and is now owned by Universal Music Group. The label now operates as a division of The ...

Independent record label

Music; Record labels

A record label operating without the funding of or outside the organisations of the major record labels. A great number of bands and musical acts begin on independent labels.

Indie record label

Music; Record labels

A record label operating without the funding of or outside the organisations of the major record labels. A great number of bands and musical acts begin on independent labels.

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