Blanco y Negro Records

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This article is about the UK record label. For the Spanish record label, see Blanco y Negro Music.
Blanco y Negro
Parent company WEA Records Ltd. (Warner Music Group)
Founded 1983 (1983)
Founder Geoff Travis, Mike Alway
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Records Atlantic Records UK
Genre Dance House
Country of origin England
Location London

Blanco y Negro Records (Spanish: "White and Black"), a subsidiary of WEA Records Ltd., was established in 1983 by Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records and Mike Alway of Cherry Red. Michel Duval of Les Disques du Crépuscule was also involved with the label. When Alway left, Alan McGee of Creation Records joined Blanco y Negro.

Blanco y Negro was home to such artists as Bananarama, Everything but the Girl, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eddi Reader, The Dream Academy, Dinosaur Jr., Sudden Sway, Bernthøler, A House, Catatonia, The Veils and, reportedly, Elizabeth Fraser,[1] former vocalist of the Cocteau Twins. It also signed folk super group Equation and Irish singer Cara Dillon also was signed to the label with partner Sam Lakeman.

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  1. ^ "Solo album by Cocteau Twins frontwoman Elizabeth Fraser out this spring". Side-line.com. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 

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