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Mercury Records
The official label of Mercury Records

Mercury Records was a record label which produces music in the United States. Mercury Records is owned by Universal Music Group. In the United Kingdom, the label is known as Virgin EMI Records. Def Jam Recordings used to be a part of Mercury Records. But, Def Jam Recordings separated from the Mercury Records.

Early years

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Mercury Record Corporation was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1945. Four people founded the label: Irving Green, Berle Adams, Ray Greenberg and Arthur Talmadge. All four founders used a variety of music, including jazz and blues, classical music, rock and roll, and country music.

Record labels

Currently, Mercury Records has five record labels, Mercury Records, Mercury Records (UK), Mercury Records (Australia), Mercury Classics, and Mercury Nashville.


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10cc is a band represented by Mercury Records

Many artists are represented on Mercury Records.

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