Axiom (record label)
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|Parent company||Palm Pictures|
|Genre||World music, avant-garde jazz, field recordings|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||Brooklyn, New York|
In 1989, Chris Blackwell sold Island to Polygram, which in 2000 became a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, with Blackwell remaining as CEO. In 1997, he resigned from PolyGram after struggling with what he saw as restrictive oversight of his management. Axiom was shut down but was reactivated when Blackwell started Palm Pictures. Palm scaled back its involvement in the music business, making Axiom dormant again.
A series of world music titles were also released by Axiom, including Simon Shaheen's tribute to Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Shankar's Soul Searcher and field recordings of Gnawa music in Morocco, Mandinka & Fulani Music of the Gambia, and the Master Musicians of Jajouka in the Rif Mountains of Morocco.