Scotti Brothers Records

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Scotti Brothers Records
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1974
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records (1974-1982)
CBS Records (1982-1991)
BMG (1991-1996)
WEA (1996-1997)
Legacy Recordings/Volcano Entertainment (re-releases)
Genre Various
Country of origin USA

Scotti Brothers Records (sometimes spelled Scotti Bros. Records) was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti in 1974. Their first success was releasing albums from teen pop star Leif Garrett. They later helped launch the careers of David Hallyday, Felony, Survivor, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. They also signed James Brown to a recording contract in the mid-1980s as well as the UK act Flag featuring David Cairns from Secret Affair and Archie Brown.

The label, as well as the Scotti brothers themselves, ran an independent motion picture production company Scotti Bros. Pictures, and was associated with the television syndication company All American Television (which later became part of All American Communications after becoming involved in the production and distribution of Baywatch; some Scotti Bros. recording artists made occasional guest spots on the show) since the company's inception. In 1996, Scotti Brothers Records was renamed All American Music Group.[1]

After Pearson PLC purchased All American in 1997, the Scotti Brothers contracts, masters, and catalogs were sold to Zomba Records subsidiary Volcano Entertainment, which was later bought by Sony Music Entertainment. All Scotti Bros. artists were dropped, with the exception of Yankovic and Survivor, who were switched to Volcano.

The Scotti Brothers Records catalog is now wholly owned by Volcano Records.

The label was at one point distributed by Atlantic Records - with which Yankovic would come into conflict over his song "You're Pitiful".

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