Duke Street Records
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|Duke Street Records|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Duke Street Records was a Canadian independent record label. The label was established in 1984 by Andrew Hermant and ceased operations in 1994. The Universal Music Group took over the label when it disappeared.
The label released albums in a wide variety of genres, by artists such as Art Bergmann, The Front, Jane Siberry, FM, Rik Emmett, Willie P. Bennett, Rob McConnell, Scott Merritt, Chalk Circle, Valdy, Manteca, Don Ross and Barbara Lynch. Their albums with the label, in the future, will be reissued on UMG.
In 1995, Hermant donated his entire archive of Duke Street material to the Music Archives at the National Library of Canada. This 24-year collection includes over 2100 audio tapes, and a 30 cm stack of textual records, including promotional material and photographs.
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