History Creator / AtlanticRecords

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The label originally started with a focus on modern jazz and a few country records though they found more success by the early 50s by releasing rhythm and blues with recording artists such as Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and Music/RayCharles. Between 1953 to 1955, there began a trend when pop artists would cover R&B records, though in a [[LighterAndSofter smoother]] and [[{{Bowdlerization}} less risqué]] style which was noted by Ertegun and Wexler. These covers would emerge as the beginning of rock n' roll. Atlantic attempted to buy Music/ElvisPresley’s contract from Sun Records/ It paid $25,000 for the contract (Ertegun was quoted as saying that was the label's entire income at the time) but were outbid by Creator/RCARecords, who bid $45,000. Their first [=LP=], released in March 1949, was This Is My Beloved, an album containing poetry by Walter Benton, which was narrated by John Dall, with music by Vernon Duke. As the format began to become more popular in the mid-50s, Atlantic fared better than other independent labels as they were able to make higher quality albums than even the major labels, something which required a lot of investment. They were also one of the first labels to record on stereo; they even released a binaural album back in 1953 using Emory Cook's two-needle system, five years before the introduction of the 45/45 system used to this day. By the late 1950's, Atlantic was doing so well commercially that white audiences began to buy the actual Atlantic records rather than buying just covers of them. They would also distribute records from smaller labels including a licensing deal with Creator/StaxRecords which provided Atlantic with a significant amount of commercial success during the 60s by which point there was a significant focus on {{Soul}} music.

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The label originally started with a focus on modern jazz and a few country records though they found more success by the early 50s by releasing rhythm and blues with recording artists such as Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and Music/RayCharles. Between 1953 to 1955, there began a trend when pop artists would cover R&B records, though in a [[LighterAndSofter smoother]] and [[{{Bowdlerization}} less risqué]] style which was noted by Ertegun and Wexler. These covers would emerge as the beginning of rock n' roll. Atlantic attempted to buy Music/ElvisPresley’s contract from Sun Records/ Records. It paid $25,000 for the contract (Ertegun was quoted as saying that was the label's entire income at the time) but were outbid by Creator/RCARecords, who bid $45,000. Their first [=LP=], released in March 1949, was This Is My Beloved, an album containing poetry by Walter Benton, which was narrated by John Dall, with music by Vernon Duke. As the format began to become more popular in the mid-50s, Atlantic fared better than other independent labels as they were able to make higher quality albums than even the major labels, something which required a lot of investment. They were also one of the first labels to record on stereo; they even released a binaural album back in 1953 using Emory Cook's two-needle system, five years before the introduction of the 45/45 system used to this day. By the late 1950's, Atlantic was doing so well commercially that white audiences began to buy the actual Atlantic records rather than buying just covers of them. They would also distribute records from smaller labels including a licensing deal with Creator/StaxRecords which provided Atlantic with a significant amount of commercial success during the 60s by which point there was a significant focus on {{Soul}} music.
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Atlantic Records is one of the flagship labels of Creator/WarnerMusicGroup (along with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords and Creator/ParlophoneRecords). It was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson as an independent label; they were later joined by Jerry Wexler, a producer who is credited with coining the term R&B. The label has produced many significant R&B, Soul, and Rock N Roll records while also having ventured in Hip Hop since the beginning of the 21st century.

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Atlantic Records is one of the flagship labels of Creator/WarnerMusicGroup (along with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords Creator/WarnerBrosRecords, Creator/ElektraRecords, and Creator/ParlophoneRecords). It was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson as an independent label; they were later joined by Jerry Wexler, a producer who is credited with coining the term R&B. The label has produced many significant R&B, Soul, and Rock N Roll records while also having ventured in Hip Hop since the beginning of the 21st century.



The label originally started with a focus on modern jazz and a few country records though they found more success by the early 50s by releasing rhythm and blues with recording artists such as Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and Music/RayCharles. Between 1953 to 1955, there began a trend when pop artists would cover R&B records, though in a [[LighterAndSofter smoother]] and [[{{Bowdlerization}} less risqué]] style which was noted by Ertegun and Wexler. These covers would emerge as the beginning of rock n' roll. Atlantic attempted to buy Music/ElvisPresley’s contract from Sun Records but were outbid by Creator/RCARecords. When [=LPs=] began to become more popular in the mid-50s Atlantic faired better than other independent labels as they were able to make higher quality albums than even the major labels, something which required a lot of investment. They were also one of the first labels to record on stereo; they even released a binaural album back in 1953 using Emory Cook's two-needle system, five years before the introduction of the 45/45 system used to this day. By the late 1950's, Atlantic was doing so well commercially that white audiences began to buy the actual Atlantic records rather than buying just covers of them. They would also distribute records from smaller labels including a licensing deal with Creator/StaxRecords which provided Atlantic with a significant amount of commercial success during the 60s by which point there was a significant focus on {{Soul}} music.

By 1967, Wexler became concerned with how other independent labels were starting to fold despite Atlantic and Stax’s success. Thus he convinced enough investors to sell Atlantic to Creator/WarnerBros-Seven Arts (as the company was then known) for $17.5 million. The Deal would result in the end of the distribution deal with Stax in 1968, though Warner still maintains rights over records recorded during Stax’s time with Atlantic. This also marked the period when the label started to put more emphasis on rock artists, many of whom would reach significant commercial success. Many of these were British performers; some of them were licensed from British labels for the US and Canada only (including Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/KingCrimson, Music/MottTheHoople, Dusty Springfield, and Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer), while others were signed to Atlantic worldwide (Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{Foreigner}}). Also, Atlantic's subsidiary Creator/AtcoRecords become increasingly prominent during TheSixties (see their entry for more details).

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The label originally started with a focus on modern jazz and a few country records though they found more success by the early 50s by releasing rhythm and blues with recording artists such as Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and Music/RayCharles. Between 1953 to 1955, there began a trend when pop artists would cover R&B records, though in a [[LighterAndSofter smoother]] and [[{{Bowdlerization}} less risqué]] style which was noted by Ertegun and Wexler. These covers would emerge as the beginning of rock n' roll. Atlantic attempted to buy Music/ElvisPresley’s contract from Sun Records Records/ It paid $25,000 for the contract (Ertegun was quoted as saying that was the label's entire income at the time) but were outbid by Creator/RCARecords. When [=LPs=] Creator/RCARecords, who bid $45,000. Their first [=LP=], released in March 1949, was This Is My Beloved, an album containing poetry by Walter Benton, which was narrated by John Dall, with music by Vernon Duke. As the format began to become more popular in the mid-50s mid-50s, Atlantic faired fared better than other independent labels as they were able to make higher quality albums than even the major labels, something which required a lot of investment. They were also one of the first labels to record on stereo; they even released a binaural album back in 1953 using Emory Cook's two-needle system, five years before the introduction of the 45/45 system used to this day. By the late 1950's, Atlantic was doing so well commercially that white audiences began to buy the actual Atlantic records rather than buying just covers of them. They would also distribute records from smaller labels including a licensing deal with Creator/StaxRecords which provided Atlantic with a significant amount of commercial success during the 60s by which point there was a significant focus on {{Soul}} music.

By 1967, Wexler became concerned with how other independent labels were starting to fold despite Atlantic and Stax’s success. Thus he convinced enough investors to sell Atlantic to Creator/WarnerBros-Seven Arts (as the company was then known) for $17.5 million. The Deal deal would result in the end of the distribution deal with Stax in 1968, though Warner still maintains rights over records recorded during Stax’s time with Atlantic. This also marked the period when the label started to put more emphasis on rock artists, many of whom would reach significant commercial success. Many of these were British performers; some of them were licensed from British labels for the US and Canada only (including Music/{{Genesis}}, Creator/PhilCollins, Music/KingCrimson, Music/MottTheHoople, Dusty Springfield, and Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer), while others were signed to Atlantic worldwide (Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{Foreigner}}). Also, Atlantic's subsidiary Creator/AtcoRecords become increasingly prominent during TheSixties (see their entry for more details).
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