143 Records

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143 Records
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founder David Foster
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Official website http://www.143records.com

143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. 143 is a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records. The numbers 1-4-3 are derived from the words "I love you."[citation needed]


When producer David Foster signed a deal with Warner in 1995 it enabled him to set up his own label in 143 Records.[1] Foster gave the responsibility for running the new Warner joint venture to then-manager Brian Avnet.[1] One of the label's first signing was little known Irish folk-rock band The Corrs.[1]

By 1997 Foster and Avnet came to the realisation that, in the American market at least, "logo labels" like 143 were in a "bad spot". As a result, Foster sold the label back to Warner and then became senior vice-president at the corporation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Interview with Brian Avnet". HitQuarters. 16 Feb 2004. Retrieved 21 Dec 2010. 

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