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Capitol Records

Please note, many Capitol Records issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label; it instead indicates that Capitol was part of the EMI Group. For LPs the label design may help identify the era of release. See vinylbeat.com & friktech.com links below.

The Capitol Records, Inc. company was founded by the songwriters Johnny Mercer, Buddy G. De Sylva and record store owner Glenn Wallichs on April 9, 1942 in Hollywood, California. By 1946 Capitol had sold 42 million records and was established as one of the Big Six studios.

In 1955, the British company Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) acquired Capitol Records, Inc for $8.5 million. In 1979, Capitol was made part of the EMI Music "Worldwide division." In 2001, EMI Group Plc merged Capitol Records label with the Priority Records label.

In September 2012 Capitol Records was purchased by Vivendi S.A. (owner of the Universal Music Group)

Label Code: LC 0148 / LC 00148

Please note: unofficial / counterfeit releases should use Capitol Records instead.
1750 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

150 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Capitol Records
3322 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

E-mail: ContactUs@CapitolRecords.com
Phone: (323) 462-6252