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Parlophone Records Ltd.
Parlophone logo
Parent company
Founded 1896; 128 years ago (1896) (as Parlophon Parlograph Company) (subsidiary of the Carl Lindström Company until 1926)
Founder Carl Lindström
Distributor(s) Self-distributed
(In the UK/Most of Europe)
Warner Records
(In the US)
WEA International
(Outside the UK/Europe and the US)
Rhino Entertainment Company (re-issues)
Genre Various
Country of origin Germany
United Kingdom

Parlophone Records is a record label, which began in Germany in 1896. It is best known as one of the record labels who put out music by The Beatles in the 1960s. Parlophone's L-shaped logo began as the logo of the German Lindstrom label, which became part of Parlophone.

The company became part of EMI in 1931, and was known at the time especially for jazz and comedy records. They also issued records of "regional music", including works by Scottish and Latin recording artists. George Martin, staff producer, sometimes travelled to Scotland to record popular artists there.

The Beatles were signed to Parlophone in 1962, and released most of their records on the label.

Parlophone continues today with artists like Lily Allen and Radiohead.

In 2012, Universal Music Group bought EMI (the owner of Parlophone), but Universal chose to sell Parlophone to Warner Music Group.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Parlophone para niños

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