MTM Records

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MTM Records
Parent company MTM Enterprises
Founded October 1984[1]
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Capitol Records[1]
Genre Country, Rock
Country of origin U.S.

MTM Records was an American independent record label specializing in country music. It was founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of the production company of the same name, a company owned by actress Mary Tyler Moore.[1] After MTM Enterprises was sold in late 1988, the label was absorbed into Capitol Records. Staff songwriters included Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd of Foster & Lloyd, as well as Larry Boone and Hugh Prestwood.[1] In its four years of existence, fifty-two singles on the MTM label charted on the Billboard country singles chart.[2] The label also signed one rock music act, The Metro All Stars.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Sourcebooks, Inc. p. 359. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ Poore, Billy (1998). Rockabilly. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 253. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  3. ^ McCormick, Moira (12 October 1985). "Minn.'s Metros Join MTM". Billboard. Retrieved 9 March 2010.