Power To Move Ya - Various - Selections From The Elektra Entertainment Group Volume II
Label: Elektra Entertainment - PRCD 9246-2 • Format: CD Compilation, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul •
After five years of dormancy, the label was revived as an imprint of Atlantic in As of OctoberElektra was detached from the Atlantic Records umbrella and reorganized into Elektra Music Group, once again operating as an independently managed frontline label of Warner Music. John's College dorm room.
The usual spelling of the Greek mythological Pleiad Electra  was changed. He found the 'C' in the original name "too soft", but liked the "solid bite" of the letter 'K', citing its use in the Kodak name.
During the '50s and early '60s, the label concentrated on folk music recordings, releasing a number of best-selling albums by Theodore BikelEd McCurdyOscar Brandand Judy Collinsand protest singers such as Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton. Holzman also recorded Josh Whitewho was without a record deal as a result of McCarthyite blacklisting. InElektra launched Nonesuch Records. This classical budget label was the best-selling budget classical label of the era.
Other labels followed suit by starting their own budget series, but Nonesuch remained the most popular and Jac Holzman states in his book that profits from the budget classical label made it possible for Elektra to experiment with their pop releases by the mid-'60s. InElektra began a short-lived joint venture with Survey Music called Bounty Records, which was Elektra's first foray into pop music. Elektra's entrance into pop gained the label considerable prestige within the music scene by being one of the first labels to Irrlicht - Franz Schubert, Gerold Huber, Christian Gerhaher - Winterreise up leading acts from the new wave of American psychedelic rock of — Inthe label also signed pioneering rock guitar soloist Lonnie Mack to a three-album deal.
Also inElektra launched its influential Nonesuch Explorer Series, one of the first collections of what is now referred to as world music. Excerpts from several Nonesuch Explorer recordings were later included on the two Voyager Golden Discswhich were sent into deep space in aboard the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Elektra, along with its Nonesuch Power To Move Ya - Various - Selections From The Elektra Entertainment Group Volume II subsidiary, was acquired by Kinney National Services inwhich changed its name to Warner Communications in Holzman also went on to acquire Discovery Records.
InGeffen stepped down when he was told that he had a terminal illness;  He later was revealed to have been falsely diagnosed. The following year, Bob Krasnow became president and CEO of Elektra; under his leadership, the label reached its commercial peak throughout the rest of the s and early to mids.
Inthe label officially changed its name to Elektra Entertainment. Like its sister labels, Elektra's fortunes began to wane in the mids, in part because of a series of bitter corporate battles between senior Warner label executives, which seriously damaged the collective reputation of the group.
Upon Rhone's arrival at Elektra, the label took over the operations of EastWest, as well as Sire Records which had previously operated through its sister label Warner Bros. Records and was renamed Elektra Entertainment Group. In September Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - Moonlight Fiesta / Jubilesta (Shellac), another damaging controversy erupted when top heavy-metal band Metallica filed suit against Elektra to terminate their contract and gain ownership of their master recordings.
The group based its claim on a section of the California Labor Code that allows employees to be released from a personal Power To Move Ya - Various - Selections From The Elektra Entertainment Group Volume II contract after seven years.
Elektra responded by countersuing the group, but in December, New York magazine reported rumors that then Warner Music US chairman Doug Morris had offered the group a lucrative new deal in exchange for dropping the suit,  which was reported to be even more generous than the earlier Krasnow deal. In January, the group and Elektra jointly announced that they had settled the suit, and although a nondisclosure agreement kept the terms secret, media sources claimed, "a significant increase in royalty payments to the band as well as a renegotiation of the group's recording contract were key factors in Metallica and Elektra coming to terms.
Despite having a large stable of noted acts, as the s drew to a close, Elektra began to see a slump in revenue, while noticeably underperforming on the charts. It also developed a bit of BBC Radiophonic Workshop / Brenda And Johnny - Doctor Who / This Cant Be Love sullen reputation in the industry for not properly promoting many of its releases, thus earning the nickname "Neglektra" from several signed artists, such as Marvelous 3Jason Falknerand Greg Dulli  and was easily lagging behind its sister labels Warner Bros.
Records and Atlantic Records. The revived label uses a modified version of the circa s Elektra logo. A handful of major artists transferred from Atlantic. This returned the group to the Warner-Elektra-Atlantic triad that had for decades marked the original company organization.
Staff from Elektra, FBR, and Roadrunner labels, plus some from Atlantic, would staff the new standalone group with co-presidents Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel coming from Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner Records and Elektra, respectively, where they served as label presidents. On October 3,Elektra revealed its entire leadership team. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Elektra Entertainment. Main article: List of Elektra Records artists. Archived from the original on November 14, Retrieved November 13, October 11, Archived from the original on June 3, Retrieved March 9, Archived from the original on December 15, Retrieved September 19, Huffington Post.
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