Talk:Polydor Records

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Merge with greater history[edit]

Note that Jan. 27, 2006, content was merged in from the article Polydor, which is now a redirect. The Polydor article has the greater page history. I might have suggested doing it the other way around and renaming, to preserve more page history, but that would have taken admin assistance. It'll all work out in the end, but this note can direct editors interested in the article history. Hu 21:09, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Needs rewriting, really[edit]

This article ought to be rewritten by somebody with a thorough grasp of the subject. The first paragraph is opaque to the point of incomprehensibility and the subsequent text is very thin. The tone is all wrong, too; just what is "forcing PolyGram to gut most of its staff" supposed to mean? BTLizard 14:56, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

This page is a disaster, although the pictures are quite interesting. What about the 1960s with Hendrix, The Who, etc. There is no information about the A&R team at Polydor UK in the 1970s and signings such as The Jam, Siouxsie and the Banshees, etc. This label was at the forefront of signing new wave bands. No mention of Slade, New Seekers, etc. Talking about Coast to Coast on Polydor in the 80s is just madness...they were a one hit wonder on Polydor and not worth a mention. You should be mentioning Level 42, Style Council and The Wonderstuff etc...Furthermore, what about current roster with Gewen Stefani and the rest?. The article needs beefing up properly, it talks as if Polydor is on it's last legs. Little is made of James Last either, who was a massive seller on his label....

This article was obviously written with Polydor US in mind, which shut down operations nearly ten years ago, after years of becoming more and more dormant. Toward the bottom of the article, there is notation of Polydor UK still being a thriving major label. Also, Gwen Stefani is an American-based act, signed to the the American-based Interscope Records. Her records are simply distributed by Polydor abroad (as are all Interscope acts) but she isn't directly signed to Polydor. Anyway, instead of folks complaining about the way the article looks, why not simply edit it yourself? Just make sure when (and if) you do that you don't negate what's already there. —The Real One Returns 00:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

"No Frenchman, though, could be expected to buy (or pronounce!) a product labelled Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft" Anyone, please? --HAdG (talk) 12:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Accuracy dispute[edit]

According to the packaging of a number of 2000-present re-releases, Universal Records rather than A&M Records handles U.S. re-releases of the Polydor back catalog... Ranma9617 02:00, 6 May 2007 (UTC)