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Label Code: LC 0286 / LC 00286

US record label identity subordinate to Nonesuch Records which is the trading name of Nonesuch Records Inc.. Releases credited to "Nonesuch" without modifiers should use this label. If the label identity only uses other compound forms, use those identities, not this one. Releases as Nonesuch Records should be credited to that identity only when they are not credited to this one.

References to Nonesuch Records Inc. are the company identity and not the label. They may be included but every release must include the appropriate primary "label" identity.

Elektra indicates that Elektra Records was founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman. Under his leadership Nonesuch was created in 1963 as a budget label for classical releases licensed from large classical record companies in Britain and France that did not have a cost-efficient means to distribute their releases directly in North America. Bill Harvey designed the packaging and releases were issued as "Recordings at the Price of a Quality Paperback." Nonesuch eventually hosted a large catalog of adventurous music from around the world and world-premiere recordings of contemporary composers of avant-garde, electronic and computer musics.

Warner Communications Inc. provides the most coherent summary of ownership and identity changes from 1969 onward. As a division of Elektra, Nonesuch was also acquired by Warner Communications [Kinney/WEA at the time] in 1970.

Releases from Elektra-based labels like Elektra, Nonesuch, and Asylum Records will usually state this affiliation as "A Division Of Warner Communications Inc."
Warner Communications

Elektra/Asylum Records states that the Elektra & Asylum Records labels were combined in August 1973 to form combined label identities Elektra/Asylum Records and Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records.

The identity Elektra Nonesuch was used for "some" releases from 1987 to 1995. Catalog entries for "Nonesuch" or "Nonesuch Records" continue through this period as well.

A further merger of the Elektra and Atlantic labels took place in 2004. Thereafter Nonesuch has been identified as a sub-label of [Warner Bros. Records within the Warner Music Group, continuing to use the established Elektra UPC prefix and numbering system.

Nonesuch Records
1290 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10104

Tel: (212) 707-2900
E-Mail: info@nonesuch.com