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Epidrome[edit]

How come Epidrome isn't on the list? I assumed it would be as Im sure it was Epics 'Dance music' subsidary or am I wrong? Aquaplex (talk) 00:06, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Minor Edit[edit]

I'm not sure if this is announcement worthy, but I've made a habit of announcing any change I've made to an article. I added Aselin Debison to the list of Epic Records artists. She's not listed on their American website, but both of her albums, Sweet is the Melody and Bigger Than Me bear the Epic logo and say Copyright © (year) Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment at least once on the packaging. If this isn't enough to warrant being added to the list, someone can remove her. Cheers. --IndigoAK 01:19, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit]

Can someone with access to the 1980s script Epic logo upload it and insert it in the Epic Records infobox? That logo was just revived as you can see from the http://www.epicrecords.com web site.Steelbeard1 18:02, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Done.Down10 TACO 07:18, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Artists Catagory[edit]

If the list is actually useful, why not create a catagory for it? Will make maintenance and referencing a lot easier. PhatJew 05:08, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Made a star out of Meatloaf?[edit]

"In the 1980s and 1990s, Epic made stars out of the likes of Meat Loaf"

Bat out of Hell came out in '77, I think that's what made him a star. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.63.82.207 (talk) 05:04, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Quietdrive[edit]

Should there be a Quietdrive article? IIRC, they're coming out with an album soon... so maybe we could wait until after the album is released... I'm a big fan of the band (have been for over a year now since I saw them touring with Puffy AmiYumi) but unfortunately I don't have enough knowledge about the band to start the article myself... maybe if I could work with another fan to start the article? I've never written the majority of an article before myself (just made small edits)... but I'm getting off topic now. Back to the main question: since Quietdrive is releasing their first album soon and as far as I've seen are quite popular on MySpace, are they notable enough to have an article? Shivers talk 03:54, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind, there's an article now. Shivers talk 00:04, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

List[edit]

Doesn't anyone know how to alphabetize properly? People should be alphabetized by LAST name. Also, "The" should be ignored. Ten Pound Hammer • (((Broken clamshells • Otter chirps))) 01:54, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Should "Sweet City" label be mentioned on imprints section?[edit]

This was part of Epic records during the late 70's. The group Wild Cherry recorded their hit "Play That Funky Music" and at least three LPs ("Wild Cherry","Electrified Funk" and "I Love My Music") on that label. At least the first LP has both the Epic and Sweet City logos on the orange label. GaryZ45RPM (talk) 15:09, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

I just read in the Wild Cherry article that Epic picked up "Play That Funky Music" for national distribution. GaryZ45RPM (talk) 15:55, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Epic wasn't just Jazz and Clasical in the beginning[edit]

"Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS". I'm just finishing up the Epic 45 discography and the above quote doesn't describe the 45s (some were also 78s) issued. Likewise "By 1960, the label's musical base was expanded to include all genres of music" is incorrect. Movie stars like Anthony Perkins and Sal Mineo had 45s in the 1950s, groups such as The Treniers, The Chateaus and The Four Coins also issued numerous 45s in the 1950s. The Mello-Larks released their first 45 on Epic in 1954. Somethin' Smith and the Redheads issued a number of 45s in the 1950s including their first 5-9025 (actually this was Somethin' Smith and the Skylarks)in 1954, I would hardly consider them jazz or classical. The below link is the first 500 45's issued by Epic, none of which appear to have anything to do with either jazz or classical music.

http://www.globaldogproductions.info/e/epic45-the-beginning.html

Globaldog (talk) 23:49, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Avril IS with Epic[edit]

Who ever deleted Avril Lavigne from the article needs to know Avril JUST got moved to Epic. Her new single Wish You Were Here is under the Epic label — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.82.111.138 (talk) 03:26, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

There is no official confirmation that she was moved. Rumors that get started due to some page on single releases misprinting info does not mean she is being moved. Epic is relaunching their website. Once the site is up then this issue should be answered. Until that time (or when an article with official confirmation states something) then she should not be mentioned as being under epic. --MusicGeek101 (talk) 05:06, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

confirmed[edit]

editing pages b/c the move was just confirmed by avril herself:

http://www.925thebeat.ca/audioplayer.php?mp3=113406

--MusicGeek101 (talk) 23:24, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Shakira is also still with Epic[edit]

I have doubts that Shakira left Epic. According to XXL Magazine earlier this year, she signed with Roc Nation for management purposes, not to release any future material with the label. 99.109.147.18 (talk) 05:00, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

She's no longer listed on the label's website. She's not with them anymore. Statυs (talk) 05:01, 1 December 2012 (UTC)