As a distributor, I always found this confusing as well.
Prior to being called The Universal Music Group, a distribution company,
they were known as Polygram, and London was one of their distributed labels.
In those days, ownership was 50% Philips & 50% DG.
Your search for sound & video ends here!
Jay Sonin, General Manager
Music Hunter Distributing Company
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Astoria, NY 11103-4902
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Decca US / was Your taxpayer dollars being given to
the Universal Music Group.
> From the lengthy article posted a few moments ago, I find:
> On 2011-01-10 11:14 AM, Karl Miller wrote:
>> The Universal Music Group, today the largest group of labels in the
>> beleaguered recording industry, began its life in 1934 as Decca Records,
>> the American affiliate of the British recording company of the same name.
> I am so confused by this. If this is the case, why were all the Decca (UK)
> recordings sold on the "London" label in the U.S.?
> Maybe everyone but me knows this, and if so, I apologize for my ignorance.
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