Gold Castle Records

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Gold Castle Records
Founded1987 (1987)
FounderPaula Jeffries
StatusDefunct
Distributor(s)PolyGram, CEMA, EMI
GenreFolk, country
Country of originU.S.

Gold Castle Records was an American record label. It was co-owned by music industry veteran Danny Goldberg and Julian Schlossberg (co-producer/co-director of the live music film No Nukes).[1][2][3] The label's name is formed from the first halves of each of the co-founders' surnames: "Gold" from Goldberg and "Castle" from Schlossberg, Schloss being the German word for castle. The general manager of Gold Castle was Paula Jeffries, a former executive at Windham Hill.

Its records were distributed by PolyGram, then CEMA of EMI.[4] The label's roster included Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Peter, Paul and Mary, Eliza Gilkyson, and Eric Andersen. Most of them were without record deals before signing to Gold Castle. Don McLean had two albums on the label in 1989 and 1990. Although most of the artists were established, one Greenwich Village 1980s folk act, the Washington Squares, released two records.

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  1. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (August 24, 1986). "And Now for a Mellow Item: Danny..." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (July 14, 1986). "A Rock Manager's Day: Study of Life on the Run". The New York Times. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Silvers, Emma (September 18, 2015). "The Tipper Sticker at 30: The Most Entertaining (and Least Effective) Attempt at Censorship in Rock History". KQED-FM. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Record Firm Founder Focuses on Music for Baby Boomers". Orlando Sentinel. October 18, 1987. Retrieved August 25, 2021.

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