Monitor Records (New York)

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Monitor Records is a New York City-based record label founded by Michael Stillman and his business partner Rose Rubin in 1956. Stillman and Rubin founded Monitor Records to fill a gap they perceived in the music available to the American public, music from the then-Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, and other parts of Europe.

Monitor has more than 250 folk and classical music recordings in its catalogue. The collection, which is operated by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes the original master tapes, graphics, and business records of the company.

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