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Higher Octave Music

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Higher Octave Music
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States
Area served
ParentUniversal Music Group

Higher Octave Music is a sub-label imprint of Narada Productions. Since 2013, it is part of Universal Music Group's Capitol Music Group, which is located in Los Angeles.


Higher Octave was acquired by Virgin Records on behalf of EMI in 1997. In 2004, Higher Octave's offices in Malibu, California, were closed and the label was folded into Narada Productions at a reduced level of staffing and activity while retaining its imprint as a sub-label of Narada.[1][2]

Two years later, Higher Octave moved to New York along with Narada and all of its related sub-labels to become part of EMI's merging all of its adult-focused music into The Blue Note Label Group.[3]

High Octave has had several sub-labels, such as OmTown and CyberOctave.[4][5]


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  1. ^ "EMI axes 1,500 jobs, niche artists". CNN.com. London. March 31, 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
  2. ^ "EMI announces steps to further strengthen its business". EMIgroup.com (Press release). EMI. 2004-03-31. Archived from the original on 2007-05-09. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
  3. ^ "Higher Octave". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  4. ^ "OmTown". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  5. ^ "CyberOctave". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  6. ^ "Higher Octave Music". Billboard. Vol. 106, no. 13. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. March 26, 1994. p. 85.