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The Night Dylan Went Electric - Newport Folk Festival 1965

on Mon, 2011-03-07 19:45

Check out this exclusive video of founder Jac Holzman talking about Bob Dylan's performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. 

"The night Dylan went electric to the delight of some and dismay of others, that he might no longer reign as the "spokesperson" for his generation."


Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman Featured in Today's NY Times Arts & Leisure Piece

on Sun, 2011-03-06 14:47

With the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction only 8 days away; NY Time's Fred Goodman recently sat with our founder Jac Holzman to talk about his legendary 60 year career, why indie is the key to the future and more!

Click here to read the article.

At The Fringes Album & more treasures to come!

on Thu, 2011-02-17 17:19

Hey everyone, We have a lot of content & goodies that we’ll be putting up in the coming weeks!

Today we loaded an album titled At The Fringes. The album celebrates the curiosities of Elektra’s 60 year catalog. The track selection is curated by Mark Leviton, among the ones included are: Spooky Theme, Red River Valley & Candy Man.

Check back often as we’re going to be posting new treasures regularly!

Dreams of Vinyl - The story of the LP (long playing) record by Jac Holzman

on Sat, 2011-02-12 19:00

The story of the LP (long playing) record lies at the heart of recording history.

The first widespread pre-recorded music device was the player piano with large punched paper rolls, (cumbersome to load, apt to tear) which brought "recorded" music into homes throughout America and the world.

The most renowned pianists, in all musical genres, played in your parlor at the touch of a button or pull of a lever. The notes and timing were identical to their original performance, however, the subtleties of emphasis and shading could not be captured.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces its Inductees for 2011

on Wed, 2010-12-15 12:50

Congratulations to Jac Holzman, 2011 Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award!!

“We are pleased to welcome these artists and executives into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman. “They truly represent the variety of people that have defined and continue to influence music and the business of Rock and Roll.”


Learn more about Jac and the other 2011 inductees HERE