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  Music Corporation of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MCA was founded as a music booking agency based in Chicago, Illinois in 1924 by Jules Stein.
Wasserman also expanded MCA by purchasing Universal Studios in 1962 (he owned the backlot toward the end of the 1950's; Universal was in dire straits at that point).
Chess Records was acquired in 1985, Motown Records was bought in 1988 (and sold to Polygram in 1993).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MCA_Records   (466 words)

  
 MCA Records Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Established in 1970 as MCA Records (Canada), a division of MCA Canada Ltd, the Canadian subsidiary of MCA [originally, Music Corp of America] Inc. The Canadian name was adjusted in 1986, and the parent company was bought by the electronics company Matsushita of Japan in 1990.
MCA Records Canada's domestic roster has included Alanis, Boulevard, Octavian, Paradox, Sons of Freedom, Tragically Hip, Triumph, and Trooper, as well as artists associated with Decca (Irish Rovers), Duke Street, Justin Entertainment (eg, the The Blondes, Joel Feeney, Kenny MacLean), and Trafic (Daniel Deshaime, Luc de Larochellière, Daniel Lavoie, Gaston Mandeville, etc).
MCA Concerts Canada, a division of the parent company's MCA Concerts, was introduced in 1990, and has produced pop and rock events in the Toronto area.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=U0002268   (260 words)

  
 Moldea: MCA Music & the Mafia
A series of record and tape counterfeiting operations had led federal investigators to suspect that organized crime figures were worming their way into the lucrative music business, and the presence of several hoods at the convention confirmed their suspicions.
MCA also asked for a meeting with the U.S. attorney's office to register complaints about what it considered to be improper behavior on the part of the prosecutor.
On October 2, 1987 MCA filed a formal complaint against Rudnick "to protest the many unfounded and inflammatory statements (he has made) regarding MCA and its executives and employees." The complaint was forwarded to the department's Office of Professional Responsibility in Washington, which refused to confirm or deny an investigation of Rudnick.
www.moldea.com /MCAMusic.html   (6191 words)

  
 Variety.com - MCA Records slaps Mattel with 'Barbie' counterclai
MCA Records has responded to an earlier lawsuit filed against it by Mattel by naming the toy manufacturer in a counterclaim that asserts Mattel made false and defamatory statements about the label.
MCA also asserts that Mattel "made false statements to the press," such as, "MCA was equivalent to a 'bank robber' that had committed a 'heist' of Mattel's property"; MCA's conduct constituted "theft," according to the lawsuit.
MCA has suffered, and continues to suffer, loss of reputation and lost profits in an amount that is not currently ascertainable by MCA," the lawsuit alleges.
www.variety.com /article/VR1073?categoryid=22&cs=1   (376 words)

  
 MCA Records Brand Begins Spin To Oblivion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LOS ANGELES - The restructuring of MCA Records and the move to eliminate the MCA brand began Monday, when about one-third of the label's staffers were let go, sources said.
Jordan Shur, president of Geffen Records, is expected to helm the new Geffen.
Many key MCA staffers will remain, including Craig Lambert, MCA senior vp promotion, who was named interim head of MCA after former president Jay Boberg left his post in January.
www.patsycline.info /news/oblivion.html   (298 words)

  
 law.com - MCA Records Wins Barbie Battle
The 9th Circuit affirmed a district court's granting of summary judgment in favor of MCA Records, which released "Barbie Girl." The court held that it had not infringed on Mattel Inc.'s Barbie trademark under the federal Lanham Act.
Although the court noted that "MCA used Barbie's name to sell copies of the song," it held the use was noncommercial because the song was social commentary on Barbie's image and the cultural values she represents.
MCA's attorney, Russell Frackman of Los Angeles' Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, noted that there was a "First Amendment thread throughout the opinion," adding that the court used the legislative history to show that, in passing the dilution act, Congress didn't intend to stifle parodies such as "Barbie Girl."
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1028321273186   (688 words)

  
 Plan Could Signal End Of MCA Brand
Sources say the current plan is to eliminate the MCA Records brand and move the majority of the label's staff and some of the roster under the banner of fellow Universal Music Group label Geffen Records.
The reason, according to insiders, is that the MCA brand has become "tarnished" by a history of acquisitions and mergers as well as the label's decline in sales and prestige during the past few years.
MCA (Music Corporation of America) was founded in 1924 by Jules Stein as a Chicago talent agency (Lew Wasserman joined the company in 1936).
www.billboard.com /bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1891301   (515 words)

  
 Board of Trustees Policy 8410
At the beginning of each fiscal year, an application for destruction of records, per state statute, is completed and forwarded to the local government records subcommittee for approval.
Records may be destroyed as set forth in §§ 20-1-212, MCA, and 2-6-401, et seq., MCA.
All records related to the hiring process shall be retained for at least two (2) years.
www.sd5.k12.mt.us /brd/pnp/8000/8410.htm   (151 words)

  
 Universal Music Group
Santa Monica, California, June 13, 2002 - MCA Records and Ministry of Sound have signed an exclusive, two-tiered North American licensing agreement, it was jointly announced today by MCA Records President Jay Boberg, MCA Records Sr.
Under the terms of the agreement, MCA Records is the exclusive North American licensee for all Ministry of Sound compilations, launching a new joint venture compilation imprint, designed to marry the labels’ respective hit dance repertoires.
Our two-tiered deal with MCA allows us to do exactly that, and the combination of our A&R focus with their marketing and distribution power should provide an alternative for breaking acts in the world’s toughest market.
new.umusic.com /News.aspx?NewsId=93   (657 words)

  
 TAXI A&R Interview: Mitch Brody, MCA Records
MCA hasn't had the greatest track record in the past five to ten years of breaking new acts, and recently in the last four or five months you guys have gotten a new president, Jay Boberg.
Whereas, if I was to sign a band that had not made their record yet, they might need a couple of months to write, and then they might want to go into the studio in three or four months, and then they might be in the studio for two or three months.
I would say that that's probably the average deal, a one-album deal with maybe six or seven options--the record company's option, not the band's option which tends to be a major point of misunderstanding among artists when they go around telling their friends that they have a seven-album deal.
www.taxi.com /faq/ar/brody.html   (5602 words)

  
 MCA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MCA (rapper) — Rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys.
Music Corporation of America — Music booking company and record label.
This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MCA   (202 words)

  
 MCA Records Country Music Hall of Fame Series - Slipcue E-Zine
MCA is notorious for its stinginess and carelessness with its country reissues, preferring to put out budget-line "best-ofs" for major artists that have as few as 8 or 10 cuts(!) Recently Universal has put out a few nice collections, but for the most part the label sticks to the tightwad policy.
Outstanding retrospective of the best "cowboy" singers ever; from their first 1934 recordings with Roy Rogers in the band, to their final Decca sessions in 1954 (when none of the original members were left in the band).
Nonetheless, this MCA collection is highly recommended, especially since it's the only Tillman record widely in print for during the last 25 years.
www.slipcue.com /music/labels/countrylabels/mca.html   (1669 words)

  
 Jamaica Gleaner - MCA Records praises Shaggy - Thursday | March 22, 2001
According to the MCA Records executive, it was the professionalism in Shaggy's organisation that convinced the record company to take him on board.
No record company will close their doors on talent, but there are other important factors," he said.
Ashley said MCA was solidly behind the Big Yard label run by Shaggy and his manager Robert Livingston, and will be seeking to make stars of all their artistes.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20010322/ent/ent1.html   (372 words)

  
 RTE.ie Entertainment - Cranberries to quit MCA Records
The Cranberries are to terminate their contract with MCA Records, saying they can no longer swallow the label's "monolith" corporate style.
The Limerick group have sold 38 million albums in the last ten years, including the smash hit 'No Need to Argue', but they say MCA in North America did little to help promote their last two albums in the past 15 months.
MCA is a unit of Vivendi Universal to which The Cranberries transferred in 2000.
www.rte.ie /arts/2003/0122/cranberries.html   (270 words)

  
 Vintage records, old records
LP; MCA Records; includes songs such as, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy", "Tower of Babel", "Bitter Fingers" and many others.
LP; MCA Records; 10003; includes songs such as, "Funeral for a Friend", "Love Lies Bleeding", "Candle in the Wind", and many others.
LP; MCA Records; 3027; includes songs such as, "The Bitch Is Back", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word", and many others.
www.vintagerecords.us /index.cgi?code=3&cat=2   (234 words)

  
 Big Yard parts company with MCA Records - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
BIG Yard Music, the record label co-founded by deejay Shaggy, has ended its two-year-old distribution deal with Universal Music's MCA Records.
Reports doing the rounds was that Big Yard was dropped by MCA, however, Robert Livingston, CEO of the nine-year-old company, said he took the decision to part company with MCA, and the deal strung in 2001, after the major label failed to give adequate promotion to Big Yard's projects.
He told the Observer that a state-of-the-art recording studio is currently under construction in Kingston; Livingston also disclosed that Big Yard is looking to branch into film production and the fashion industry.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20030217T210000-0500_39858_OBS_BIG_YARD_PARTS_COMPANY_WITH_MCA_RECORDS.asp   (511 words)

  
 Kim Wilde Encyclopedia: MCA Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MCA is short for Music Corporation of America.
Kim joined the company in 1984, after she'd released three albums with RAK records.
MCA used to have its headquarters on 139 Piccadilly, London (see photograph) but it was evacuated in 1998 when MCA was incorporated into Universal Music.
www.kimwilde.com /kwe/mca.html   (67 words)

  
 MCA Nashville Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MCA Nashville Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
 This article about a record label is a stub.
This page was last modified 01:57, 30 March 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MCA_Nashville_Records   (53 words)

  
 Variety.com - MCA Records taps Levin
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
In a further beefing up of its ranks, MCA Records has tapped promotion powerhouse Nancy Levin as senior veepveep.
In June, MCA restructured several of its key departments, resulting in the exits of more than a dozen staffers at all levels of the company.
www.variety.com /article/VR1116678651   (352 words)

  
 MCA Records and UBL Join Forces for Ultimate dada Promotion
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MCA Records band dada, whose self-titled debut album for the label shipped this past week, is getting a super Internet boost with the launch of a major promotion on UBL, the Ultimate Band List, one of the web's most highly visible music-related sites.
The first 1000 inquiring fans will then be eligible to receive a dada cassette sampler from MCA Records.
The band's newest, their first for MCA Records, was produced by Danny Kortchmar.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-22-1998/0000755942&EDATE=   (428 words)

  
 Jet: Jamal sues MCA Records for $25 million over unauthorized reissues - jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal; MCA Records Inc - ...
Noted jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal recently filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against MCA Records and its jazz label, GRP Records, alleging that the companies have issued unauthorized releases of his songs on so-called compilation albums and compact-disc box sets, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The suit, reported the newspaper, seeks a total of $25 million in compensatory and punitive damages and also charges that MCA licensed Jamal's recordings to Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. for use in the soundtrack for The Bridges of Madison County without the pianist's permission.
MCA Records and GRP Records are now owned by University Studies Inc. Both companies acquired the master recordings and publishing copyrights of Chess and Aristocrat in 1985.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n18_v94/ai_21173501   (255 words)

  
 The KISSFAQ - DISCOGRAPHY - Chelsea (1970) & Sound Conspiracy (1971)
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Vanguard Studios in NYC, NY, 1970.
For the MCA sound conspiracy see the associated/compilation discography.
The Canadian version is subtitled "The MCA Sound Conspiracy by Bill Levy" and is identical to the US version, except for having "Printed In Canada" on the lower-left of the front cover, and a manufacture detail box on the lower-right of the rear cover.
www.kissfaq.com /discography/chelsea.html   (311 words)

  
 soundgenerator.com | MCA Records To Be Phased Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MCA Records (Music Corporation of America) is set to shut shop as the winding down process started earlier this week.
The brand name of MCA Records will cease to be and staff and artists remaining will move under the Geffen Records banner.
Music Corporation of America (MCA) was founded in 1924 as a talent agency in Chicago by Dr. Jules Stein.
www.soundgenerator.com /news/index.cfm?articleid=2046   (355 words)

  
 AlphaOmegaNews
Flicker Records along with Chordant will continue to market and distribute Pillar in the CBA Marketplace just as they have for the past three years.
MCA Records will be remixing, and re-releasing Fireproof to the mainstream market worldwide later on this year.
MCA has seen us perform and they know that Pillar doesn’t back down when speaking about Christ; they want us to be real and continue to play music that is important to us.
www.alphaomeganews.org /news/mar/0307.html   (528 words)

  
 Darrell Banks biography : albums : icebergradio.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He befriended Doc Murphy, a dentist whose nightclub the Revilot lounge was one of those "holes." A scorching song written by fellow Buffalo resident Donnie Elbert got Banks off and running, not in Buffalo, but further west in Detroit, MI.
The recording took place when Elbert was on the road.
Atco switched him in-house to Cotillion Records for a final release "I Wanna Go Home" written by Fred Briggs (aka Coldwater Stone) and Don Davis, b/w "The Love of My Woman" in 1968.
www.icebergradio.com /artist/3626/jimi_hendrix.html   (736 words)

  
 MCA Records Toasts Trisha Yearwood On #1 Chart Debut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 5-- MCA Records/Nashville held an impromptu reception Wednesday, September 3, honoring Trisha Yearwood after learning that her greatest hits album, ``Songbook: A Collection of Hits,'' will debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
MCA Records/Nashville Chairman, Bruce Hinton, who was out of town for an international meeting, states ``Congratulations on your #1 debut, and the explosive reaction to your duet with Garth.
I'd like to thank everyone at MCA - most of the people here are the same people who were here when I signed my deal.
www.planetgarth.com /gbnews/garth148.html   (563 words)

  
 MCA Records THE JETS
On the RIGHT are many song's by the Jets and music I created with Leroy Wolfgramm (Band leader and guitarist for the Jets).
In 1991, I was in California with the Jets while they were recording music for their new album.
The album was never released due to the Jets and their Music Manager Don Powell separating.
www.jameslimborg.com /The_Jets.html   (119 words)

  
 mattel inc v mca records inc 01 Resources
MCA Records Inc., 01-633, which SCOTUS.....to a teller during a heist." So MCA sued Mattel for defamation.
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 Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MCA INC. acquires Geffen Records and GRP Records to join the family of labels within the MCA Music Entertainment Group.
MCA INC. purchases ABC Records, with the company's artist roster and catalog eventually merging into MCA Records.
MCA acquires the Universal Studios property and purchases Paramount's pre-1948 film library for its MCA TV division.
www.polygram.com /static/about/timelines.html   (632 words)

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