A much more complete treatment can be seen in the Capitol Records article at Wikipedia.
|Distributor(s)||Self-distributed (In the US)|
Capitol Music Group (Outside the US)
|Country of origin||USA|
The Capitol Records company was founded in 1942, and was the first West Coast label. By 1946, Capitol was established as one of the Big Six record labels, and by the mid-1950s, Capitol had become a huge company, concentrating on popular music. In 1955, the English record company EMI acquired Capitol Records and soon afterward, EMI built a new studio and office building at Hollywood and Vine to match its state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios in London.
In 2007, EMI announced a merger of Virgin Records and Capitol Records into the Capitol Music Group. They have sold the Capitol Tower in Hollywood, and closed Capitol's operations in Los Angeles to concentrate its work force in New York City.
Capitol and Duran DuranEdit
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The poor sound quality of Duran Duran's May 1982 release Rio (on Capitol subsidiary Harvest), contributed to the lag in initial sales. Rio was remixed for the American market by David Kershenbaum and reissued to much greater success in November 1982.
Duran Duran left the label in 1999 after the poor performance of the album Medazzaland.
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