Decca Records

Decca Records
Decca Records.svg
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1929 (1929)
FounderEdward Lewis
Distributor(s)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationKensington, London, United Kingdom
Official website

Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis, American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil. In 1937, anticipating Nazi aggression leading to World War II, Lewis sold American Decca and the link between the UK and U.S. Decca labels was broken for several decades.[2] The British label was renowned for its development of recording methods, while the American company developed the concept of cast albums in the musical genre. Both wings are now part of the Universal Music Group, which is co-owned by Vivendi, a media conglomerate headquartered in Paris, and Tencent, a Chinese tech company. The US Decca label was the foundation company that evolved into UMG (Universal Music Group).

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  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (28 August 1954). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 14. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 27 July 2013.