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    March 07, 2011
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    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."

     

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    March 06, 2011
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    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.

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    February 17, 2011
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    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!

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    February 12, 2011
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    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.

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    December 15, 2010
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    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

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    December 02, 2010
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    Elektra Records has received over a dozen nominations for the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Performer, songwriter, and producer Bruno Mars proved the year’s second most-nominated artist with seven total nods, honoring his diverse talents as an artist.

    Cee-Lo Green earned four nominations for his smash, "F**k You," including the prestigious "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" categories.  The hit single was also nominated in the categories of "Best Short Form Music Video" and "Best Urban/Alternative Performance."

    Watch the video Here!

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    November 11, 2010
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    Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman talks with label historian (and Patti Smith Group guitarist) Lenny Kaye.

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    November 05, 2010
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    Check out this sweet interview with Jac and head over to The Independent to read the entire article!

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    November 01, 2010
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    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

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    October 22, 2010
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    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

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