Barclay (record label)

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Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1953 (1953)
FounderEddie Barclay
Country of originFrance
Official websiteBarclay on Facebook

Barclay is a French record company and label founded by Eddie Barclay in 1953.[1]

Eddie Barclay was a bandleader, pianist, producer, and nightclub owner. With his wife, Nicole (the vocalist in his band), he started Barclay.[2] The catalogue included the work of Stéphane Grappelli, Lionel Hampton, and Rhoda Scott. In 1978, 40% of the label was sold to Polygram.[citation needed] Jazz issues ceased in 1983.[3]

Barclay's catalogue includes Hugues Aufray, Charles Aznavour, Alain Bashung, Jacques Brel, Les Chaussettes Noires, Dalida, Jean Ferrat, Léo Ferré, Nino Ferrer, Jimi Hendrix, Patrick Juvet, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Danielle Licari, Mireille Mathieu, Mika, Eddy Mitchell, Modjo, Noir Désir, Paradis, Henri Salvador, Emilie Simon, Rachid Taha, the Wild Magnolias and the label is also affiliated with convicted murderer Bertrand Cantat.

Barclay Records is owned and distributed by Universal Music Group.

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  1. ^ "Eddie Barclay". Discogs (in French). Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  2. ^ "French record producer who signed Aznavour and Brel". Irish Times. 21 May 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2 ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 136. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.