Mercury Records

Mercury Records
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Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1945 (1945)
Founder
  • Irving Green
  • Berle Adams
  • Arthur Talmadge
  • Ray Greenberg
StatusDefunct[1]
Distributor(s)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
Location
  • United States
Official website

Mercury Records was an American record label that had significant success as an independent operation in the 1940s and 1950s and that later became owned by Philips, PolyGram, and Universal Music Group. In the US, it operated through Island Records; in the UK, it was distributed by EMI Records.

Since the separation of Island Records, Motown, Mercury Records, and Def Jam Recordings combining the Island Def Jam Music Group, Mercury Records has been placed under Island Records, although its back catalogue is still owned by The Island Def Jam Music Group.

  1. ^ "Bon Jovi announce departure from label with bitter new song". The Guardian. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2019.