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—Swaggie (Australia)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Swaggie was established by the Graeme Bell jazz band in 1949, originally to carry the band’s own recordings. The first issues carried what became the company’s permanent logo: the image of an Australian ‘swaggie’ (a rural itinerant) and his...

—Elenco (Brazil)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Elenco, an independent record company located in Rio de Janeiro, was founded in 1962 by Aloysio de Oliveira, who while at Odeon had produced ‘Chega de Saudade’ with João Gilberto. Between 1963 and 1967, when it was sold to Philips, Elenco...

—Monitor-EMI (Czech Republic)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Monitor-EMI is the principal record company of the Czech Republic. The original company, Monitor, was typical of the many new small record producers that sprang up immediately after the political changes in Czechoslovakia in November 1989...

—Mega Records (Denmark)

Morten Michelsen

Morten Michelsen is Associate Professor in the Section for Musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...Mega Records is the main label of Mega Scandinavia A/S, a subsidiary of the German edel company with head offices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its roster is primarily Scandinavian, but since 1997 a few German acts have been signed as well...

—ECM Records (Germany)

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003

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...ECM, which stands for Edition of Contemporary Music, was formed in Munich in 1969 by Manfred Eicher (b. 1943). Eicher combined an enthusiasm for jazz with professional experience as a classical musician (he had been a bassist...

—Telefunken (Germany)

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The name ‘Telefunken’ was trademarked by Gesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie (the Wireless Telegraphy Company) in 1903, the year in which the Telefunken company was founded as a joint venture by the German electronics firms...

—Essiebons (Ghana)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Essiebons label has been operating in Accra, Ghana since 1969. It was founded by Dick Essilfie Bondzie, an accountant and record store owner whose father was part-owner of Ghana’s first record-pressing plant, RMGL...

—Hungaroton (Hungary)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Established in 1951 as Qualiton, and later renamed as Hungaroton Magyar Hanglemezkiadó Vdllalat (‘Hungarian Record Company’), Hungaroton was the country’s sole record company during the Communist period in Hungary. Hungaroton...

—Avex Trax (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A contemporary Japanese pop and dance music label, headed by Tom Yoda, Avex was set up in 1988 to import CD compilations of dance music from European and US independent labels. By 1990, Avex had started its own Super Eurobeat compilation...

—CBS-Sony (Japan)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In 1968, the US record company CBS set up a Japanese subsidiary in partnership with the Sony Corporation. This label issued recordings by both Japanese and foreign artists and became one of the leading record companies in Japan. In 1988...