Planet Records

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Planet Records
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Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1978
Founder Richard Perry
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Elektra/Asylum Records
(1978-1982)
RCA Records
(1982-1985)
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.

Planet Records was an independent American record label founded by record producer Richard Perry. It was distributed by Elektra/Asylum Records until 1982, when Perry sold it to RCA Records.[1]

Label history[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

The label was founded in 1978 by Perry as a side vehicle for showcasing new talent he was nurturing while he was still producing existing artists for other labels. The first act signed to the label was the Pointer Sisters, who became the label's biggest sellers. Other acts on the label included Bill Medley, Greg Phillinganes, the Plimsouls and American Noise.[2]

Acquisition by RCA[edit]

Perry sold the label to RCA Records in 1982, which kept the label as a subsidiary through late 1985, when it was liquidated. Later, the Pointer Sisters, Phillinganes and Medley were signed directly to the RCA label. The remaining artists on Planet's roster did not have their contracts renewed.

Artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • P-1 - Energy - Pointer Sisters
  • P-2 - Night - Night
  • P-3 - Night - Night (reissue of P-2 with added track)
  • P-4 - Sue Saad and The Next - Sue Saad and The Next
  • P-5 - Thin Red Line - The Cretones
  • P-6 - Sharp Cuts: New Music from American Bands - Various Artists
  • P-8 - American Noise - American Noise
  • P-9 - Special Things - Pointer Sisters
  • P-10 - Lond Distance - Night
  • P-12 - Mark Saffan and The Keepers - Mark Saffan and The Keepers
  • P-13 - The Plimsouls - The Plimsouls
  • P-15 - Snap! Snap! - The Cretones
  • P-16 - Feels Right - Marva King
  • P-17 - Significant Gains - Greg Phillinganes
  • P-18 - Black & White - Pointer Sisters
  • P-24 - Swing - Swing
  • P-9001 - The Champ (soundtrack) - Various Artists
  • P-9002 - Voices (soundtrack) - Various Artists
  • P-9003 - Priority - Pointer Sisters
  • E1-60206 - Greatest Hits - Pointer Sisters
  • BXL1-4355 - So Excited! - Pointer Sisters
  • BXL1-4426 - The Good Times Are Back - Full Swing
  • BXL1-4434 - Right Here and Now - Bill Medley
  • BXL1-4508 - Baby Sister - June Pointer
  • BXL1-4698 - Pulse - Greg Phillinganes
  • BXL1-4705 - Break Out - Pointer Sisters
  • BXL1-4705A - Break Out - Pointer Sisters (reissue with a remix of "I'm So Excited" replacing "Nightline")

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