Giant Records (Warner)

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Giant Records
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Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1990
Founder Irving Azoff
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Records
Rhino Entertainment
(re-issues)
Genre Various
Country of origin US

Giant Records was launched in 1990 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. Records and record company executive, Irving Azoff.

History[edit]

In 1990 Giant Records became a subsidiary label for the Warner Music Group. Giant Record's first release was the Gulf War all-star tribute song "Voices That Care," assembled by producer David Foster, in early 1991. That spring, "Hold You Tight" by Tara Kemp was released and went on to become a top-five single. In the months that followed, Giant Records released the soundtrack album for the film New Jack City, selling 16 million copies worldwide. The label signed such acts as MC Hammer, Jade, Lord Finesse and teen pop star Jeremy Jordan. Giant Records also signed established acts such as Steely Dan, Warren Zevon, Oingo Boingo, Chicago, Deep Purple, Morbid Angel, Brian Wilson, and Kenny Rogers. The label operated a country music division in Nashville, Tennessee, whose first act was Dennis Robbins.[1]

In 1993, Giant became dissatisfied with the way WEA was handling its international affairs, and made a deal with BMG to distribute its recordings outside of the U.S. By the mid-to-late 1990s the company had replaced most of its staff and launched a subsidiary label called Revolution Records. Brian Wilson signed with the new label in 1997.[2]

The company later reverted to its original name and distributed Paladin Records which included singer-songwriter, Steve Forbert. In 2001, Warner Music Group ended its joint venture with Giant Records which was absorbed into its Warner Bros. parent.

Giant Records recording artists[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ International who's who in popular music. p. 433. 
  2. ^ Newman, Melinda (November 29, 1997). "New Managers for Madonna, Beach Boy Wilson Heads to Revolution". Billboard. p. 12. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

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