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Island Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1959
Founder Chris Blackwell
Distributing label The Island Def Jam Music Group (US)
Island Records Group (UK)
Universal Music Germany (EU)
Genre Various.
Country of origin Jamaica
Official website www.islandrecords.com

Island Records is a Jamaican record label that was founded by Chris Blackwell in Jamaica. It was based in England for many years, but is now owned by Universal Music Group of the United States, and is operated through The Island Def Jam Music Group.

Labels

This list is probably incomplete, and some of the dates are uncertain.

  • Al's Records (1996–1997)
  • Aladdin Records (UK) (mid-1960s)
  • Antilles Records (1972–1998)
  • Apollo Recordings (2006–2007)
  • Black Swan Records (1963-1965 and mid-1970s)
  • Blue (1999–2001)
  • Blunted (1993–1996)
  • Brown Brigade (2003-present)
  • Europa Recordings (2006–2007)
  • Fallout Records (UK division)
  • 4th & Broadway (1982–1997)
  • Gee Street Records (1990-1997)
  • Great Jones (1988–1994)
  • Island Black Music (1995–1998)
  • Island Jamaica (1995–1996)
  • Island Jamaica Jazz (1996)
  • Island Masters (1980s–1990s; reissues)
  • Island Reggae Greats (1985, compilation series; re-issued in several forms)
  • Island Trading Company (importer; 1982–mid-1990s; still exists)
  • Island Urban Music (2007)
  • Island Visual Arts (1985)
  • Manga Entertainment (1991-1997, moved to Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures, then was sold to Starz Media)
  • Mango Records (1972–1997)
  • Mango Street (1989–1992)
  • MonarC Entertainment (2002)
  • Sense ("Sense of Island"; 1990–1991)
  • Stiff Records (1984–1986 only)
  • Sue Records (UK division)
  • Surprise Records (mid-1970s)
  • Trade 2 (1996–1997)
  • Trojan Records (1967–1968 only)
  • Tuff Gong (UK division)

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