The label went to the 4xinch audio cassette box package. It also began using the CD digi-pak format with a plastic tray and cardboard cover. The first digipaks were the new 38 Special and reprintings of Reckless by Bryan Adams. The eight RIAA gold records went to different artists. Of the five platinum records, three went to Control by Janet Jackson for three million sales.
A total of 26 singles and 22 albums appeared on the Billboard Pop charts. Raffi was the only artist in children's music signed to a major record label.
In , he was expected to sell one million records. He was also the first children's music artist to issue a CD. The CD sold well enough to require a second pressing within the first year of release.
The second full-length promotional CD was released. It was "Hourglass" by Squeeze. The other majors felt that with 7-inch and inch vinyl singles, cassette singles and 5-inch CD singles, that there were too many formats competing for retailers' dollars and shelf space. Various artist compilations were also given two gold records.
There were eight platinum records, with two each going to George Winston and various artist compilations. The artists with the most singles on the chart were Bryan Adams and Herb Alpert, each with three. No one artist led the albums. Engineer and producer Jimmy Iovine wanted to create a benefit Christmas album as a tribute to his father. His wife Vicki suggested Special Olympics as the charity.
They founded A Very Special Christmas. The album grew into a series and the monies from their sales fund Special Olympics programs that are most in need around the world. Cassette singles were more costly to produce than vinyl and singles historically had a high rate of product that went unsold. Between its release in October and April , the album sold nearly 3 million copies around the world.
April 15 was the first commercial use of the Vendetta Records logo. On December 6, Vendetta Records logo was approved as a registered trademark. There were only two RIAA gold records and two platinum records awarded to different artists.
The year closed with 15 singles and 23 albums on the Billboard Pop charts. Soundtracks were the label-leader with two titles and Breathe and Sting each had two singles chart.
This logo was typography only. A second logo followed in October that had a line drawing of a buffalo and placed the typography in a background. All 14 albums to make the Billboard Pop chart came from different artists. Cafaro was only the third president of the company, succeeding Jerry Moss and Gil Friesen. Nearly 50 employees left the label that year as the label transitioned into the PolyGram conglomerate. Al Cafaro called the move a consolidation and said it was warranted to align the staff size to the label's volume of business.
Seven artists had one album each on the Billboard Pop chart and Janet Jackson had four singles on that Billboard chart. There were 12 RIAA gold certifications. Eight of them went to Janet Jackson and seven of them were for her singles.
Seduction earned two gold records. However, PolyGram also had its most profitable year. From their inception, CD packages had been 6 x 12" called a CD longbox so they fit into the vinyl album rack at retail. Called DigiTrak, it was a cardboard case with two plastic tracks inside to hold the CD until the outer package was folded to fit the CD.
Only the first , copies of The Soul Cages were in the longbox format. At the time, the industry did not see the U. Bryan Adams got three gold and Extreme won two gold records. Tuff Break created music discs and tapes and videos. This line was to create music discs and tapes and videos with music or narration. PolyGram had installed its choice of executives and integrated the records into its lines and its stock numbers.
The deal allowed Perspective to double its number of releases per year. Sting received two platinum to commemorate the million and two million marks for Ten Summoner's Tales. Signed Dishwalla. The first logo was abandoned on February 5, and the second on December 18, CD Plus packages included a diagnostic and driver disc since many computers would need software to play CD Plus.
Blues Traveler and Janet Jackson each received two gold records accounting for half the certs. Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club attained an all-time record for sales with 5 million. Only Jerry Moss had held this position. Crow's anti-gun lyrics. Nineteen staff people lost their jobs. They were transferred to Mercury in Nashville.
In September, Perspective laid off 27 of its 28 employees. In December, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, founders of Perspective, decided to continue on only with their existing acts, otherwise inactivating the label.
Blues Traveler's three gold records made them top artist for gold records. There were 13 platinum albums. Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club attained 6 million in sales. The black music division would have eleven employees. Twelve platinum awards were also given.
Crow continued to set all-time sales records. Tuesday Night Music Club had now sold 7 million copies. Universal took control on December Of the ten gold records, the Carpenters and Styx each won two.
It was a record year for platinum records. Thirteen of the platinum awards were for ten different Carpenters albums. Their The Singles: tied Sheryl Crow with 7 million in sales.
I don't think their bottom line has much to do with music or artists. It's very black and white. It seemed like they were so bottom-line conscious that it was hard to make a decision like we used to Alpert and Moss claimed that Universal breached their sales agreement with PolyGram that contained an "integrity clause" through the year The two argued that Universal's actions had a negative impact upon them personally and affected how they could operate their current businesses.
The judge agreed with Alpert and Moss and included Universal and the requested additional damages in the lawsuit. During the s and 70s, the main ingredients in the industry were to record an album, tour in support of it, and promote it through radio and television. As Jerry Moss noted, the relationship between the artist and the audience had a large component of live performance.
In the mids, music videos came to be a part of the marketing mix. Herb Alpert said, "People started listening with their eyes as well as their ears. It's almost a different genre. These were natural response to radio programming that was based on narrow listener demographics. The s brought the rise of the internet and even more flexible ways to distribute music.
The advent of digital file sharing of both audio and video files plus the ease of music sampling gave rise to questions of intellectual property rights, new copyright laws, and court decisions because of the proliferation of sharing.
Technology put the ability to distribute new music and films and music to an audience of millions in the time it took to upload files to a web site. Technology also gave everyone the chance to promote music they liked which altered the nature of retail music forever. File sharing and CD burning eroded sales in record stores as people discovered it was more convenient to shop for music online.
Major music retail chains like Tower Records, Sam Goody and others went out of business. The music industry itself experienced a turnover in many of its executive offices as a result of trying to keep innovators at the helm. Much of the news coming from Universal were announcements of new partnerships that advanced the technology and created new avenues to make music available. This sale was also to be the settlement of outstanding lawsuits filed by Alpert and Moss against Universal.
The Jim Henson Co. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The case alleged that Napster infringed on the record labels' copyrights through its peer-to-peer file sharing system. The Court of Appeals found in favor of the record labels and its decision stopped Napster "from engaging in, or facilitating others in copying, downloading, uploading, transmitting, or distributing plaintiffs' record labels copyrighted musical compositions and sound recordings, protected by either federal or state law, without express permission of the rights owners.
Gold and platinum certifications continued to decline thanks to digital downloads. The only new album to score was Sting's Brand New Day that went gold and double platinum. The Carpenters and Amy Grant each received gold albums for albums from the late s and early s.
Styx's Greatest Hits went platinum. He became the fourth president of the company since its founding 39 years earlier. Fair had a highly successful year track record in the music business as a producer, arranger, musician, and recording engineer. It was the first Top 10 single for the label since May There were no certifications for 38 new releases in Cat Stevens got four gold albums and nine platinum.
Sting, Sheryl Crow and newly signed Vanessa Carlton each had a gold album for new releases. Crow and Carlton enjoyed platinum status. The Police were awarded platinum for two of their albums. David Conrad stepped down and Bobby Rymer, who had been with Almo for 12 years, was promoted. Conrad established the Nashville office in the s and signed its songwriting staff. Bobby is ready for the next step and I have complete trust and faith that all of our writers and the future of Almo Irving Nashville is in excellent hands.
There were 26 CDs released. The collection included correspondence, legal documents, musical arrangements and memorabilia.
There were 17 releases in The Pussycat Dolls were awarded one gold and three platinum records and Keyshia Cole got a platinum disc.
Three of the four certs were for singles. Sting said, "You felt like you could sit on their desks and sing your dreams to them" and that the Police felt that in signing with the label, "We always felt we'd be looked after. Octone was a seven-year-old label based in New York. She partnered with Randy Alpert to develop the idea. Together they met with top executives at several networks.
They called off the project just before they were to film the pilot episode. What follows is the original pitch they submitted. Signed Captain Beefheart. Re-signed Waylon Jennings. Cash Box's Top Albums of 7 S. Black Pearl Checkmates Ltd. Fool On the Hill RPM became the licensee for southern and central Africa effective November 1. Carpenters 4 Cat Stevens 3 Carpenters 3 Cat Stevens 4 Burt Bacharach 3 Lee Michaels 1 Paul Desmond 1 Jack Daugherty 4 Irving 9 Lee Michaels Carpenters Carpenters 7.
Carpenters 8. Cat Stevens Burt Bacharach Paul Desmond Almo 6 7. The label's first quadrophonic album was Come from the Shadows by Joan Baez. Jeff Barry was hired as a producer.
The label released at least 20 Q quadrophonic 8-track tapes. Carole King Joe Cocker Joan Baez Ozark Mountain Daredevils Jerry Moss created the position of assistant to the president and hired David Dashev into it. Quincy Jones Nazareth Peter Frampton Brothers Johnson Peter Frampton 3 Brothers Johnson 2 Peter Frampton 2 George Benson 1 Brothers Johnson 1 Nazareth 2 Joan Baez 2 Quincy Jones 3 Richard Carpenter 3 Manny Charlton Almo 21 Rita Coolidge 4 Joan Baez 1 Supertramp 4 Rita Coolidge Pablo Cruise Supertramp Rita Coolidge 2 Pablo Cruise 2 Supertramp 1 Supertramp 3 Styx 2 Almo 27 8.
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