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Canvasback Music

on June 10, 2015 - 3:03pm

Canvasback Music, founded in 2006 by veteran A&R executive Steve Ralbovsky, joined the Atlantic Records family in 2009. Today, its roster includes Alt-J, Grouplove, Frightened Rabbit, and the Orwells. The first Canvasback release was the acclaimed soundtrack to the film Once.

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East West

on April 28, 2015 - 6:20pm

The venerable East West name has been through several incarnations over the past six decades. In 2014, the label was relaunched as a division of Warner Music UK, and is home to a wide range of artists, among them Simply Red, Jools Holland, The Corrs, Rumer, and Beverly Knight. East West was originally formed in 1957 as a subsidiary of Atlantic, with a roster that included artists such as the Kingsmen (members of Bill Haley’s Comets), Jay Holliday, Johnny Houston, and the Glowtones.

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on April 28, 2015 - 6:13pm

Erato was established in Paris in 1953 with a founding mission to focus on recording French composers and artists, with an emphasis on Renaissance and Baroque music. Over the years, the Erato catalog grew to feature such noted artists as Plácido Domingo, Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Maurice André, Hélène Grimaud, Scott Ross, Marie-Claire Alain, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Susan Graham, and José van Dam. Erato joined the WMG family in 1992. In 2013, Erato was relaunched when the Virgin Classics label became part of WMG through Warner’s acquisition of Parlophone Label Group.


on April 15, 2015 - 2:40pm

Asylum has been a legendary name in the music industry for over four decades. Part of the WMG family since its inception, the label has always served as a breeding ground for compelling new artists. Today, Asylum lives under the umbrella of Atlantic Records UK, with a roster that includes Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, and Charli XCX, among others. The label was launched in 1971 by David Geffen, in partnership with Atlantic, as a haven for a groundbreaking new generation of singer/songwriters. Its early signings included Jackson Browne, the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, and Tom Waits.


on January 22, 2015 - 1:52am

One of the most iconic and enduring labels in music history, Atlantic in its seventh decade continues to be marked by musical diversity, embracing a spectrum of chart-topping performers who span the contemporary musical landscape – including such stars as Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Death Cab For Cutie, and Wiz Khalifa. Atlantic, which was founded in New York City in 1947 by music pioneers Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, started out as an independent, one-room operation dedicated to finding, recording, and promoting R&B and jazz.