The connection between British and American Decca was broken during the war,
as part of the manoeuverings surrounding lend-lease. Thus, post-war
marketing of English Deeca in the US was under the London label, as MCA had
the right to the Decca trademark in those territories.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 4:30 PM
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.
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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