Imperial Records

Imperial Records
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Parent company
Founded1947 (1947)
FounderLew Chudd
Distributor(s)Capitol Music Group
GenreVarious (historic), urban (later)
Country of originU.S.
LocationHollywood, California

Imperial Records is an American record company and label started in 1947 by Lew Chudd.[1] The label was reactivated in 2006 by EMI, which owned the label and back catalogue at the time. Imperial is owned by Universal Music Group.

  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 213/4. ISBN 1-85227-937-0.