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Jac Holzman featured on Süddeutsche Zeitung Music Blog

on Mon, 2010-11-01 11:54

Brush up on your German and take a look at this exclusive interview Jac Holzman granted to Johannes Waechter, writer of the respected German music blog, Süddeutsche Zeitung! They discuss everything from Elektra’s birth when Jac was 19 and the roster of renowned artists, to the changes in technology that have shaped and distinguished the label. For those of you who prefer English, read on for a full translation of the interview.

He discovered The Doors, was instrumental in helping folk music break through into the mainstream, and founded one of the most influential record labels in the history

Bruno plays Elektra's 60th in London!

on Fri, 2010-10-22 13:33

Earlier this week Bruno took time out from his run of successful UK live shows to play at a special Elektra Records 60th Anniversary event in London. Jac Holzman, Elektra Records founder, spoke at the event before introducing Bruno to a packed house at Apple's new flagship European store in Covent Garden!

Bruno Mars

Pick up your copies of the Elektra Records Samplers (1950-1973)

on Tue, 2010-10-19 14:50

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The Genius of Jac Holzman

on Sun, 2010-10-17 20:00


The best part of Jac Holzman’s job was working with the artists. He loved pairing a musician with the right producer. He said last night at the 92Y’s celebration of 60 years of Elektra Records (Jac founded the label) that finding that perfect collaboration was probably the most challenging part of his job.  He told the crowd that he wanted the label to make enough money so that he could continue to put out the music that needed to be heard.
Lenny Kaye was superb in his conversation with Jac. They have a history.  Among other things, Lenny assembled the Nuggetscompilations, which were a

The Doors From The Inside radio show

on Wed, 2010-08-11 20:00

We are proud to present digitally The Doors From The Inside radio show, complete with music, anecdotes and commentary from the band members and Jac Holzman. The Doors From The Inside will take you chronologically through the journey that was, The Doors.

RCA Model 77d Historic Radio Mic

Originally aired in 1988, The Doors From The Inside is divided into the following 6 segments:

Episode 1: 1966 – The Beginning: UCLA, Local L.A. Clubs, Signed to Elektra Records
Episode 2: 1967 – “Light My Fire” Goes Number One
Episode 3: 1968 – From Small Clubs to Ballrooms to Arenas
Episode 4: 1969 – Miami and

Selected Discography