London-Sire Records

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London-Sire Records was an American-based record label owned by Warner Music Group, created in 1999 with the merging of Sire Records and London Records.[1] Seymour Stein remained at the helm as CEO. However, the binding of the two companies proved to be largely unsuccessful. The label was shuttered by AOL Time Warner at the end of 2001[1] — leading to the partnership being dissolved April 2003. Following the dissolution, both Sire and London returned to operating as separate entities.

Notable acts on the label included: Eden's Crush, Scene 23, Guster, Morcheeba, Harvey Danger, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Artful Dodger, Sugababes, The Avalanches, The Tragically Hip, Downthesun and 40 Below Summer.

The label also included Essential Records (London) founded by Pete Tong in London, England, which released dance music compilations from well known DJs and artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Boy George, DJ Skribble, DJ Icey, and Peter Rauhofer.

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  1. ^ a b Morris, Chris (May 3, 2003). "Sire To Become Stand-Alone Label Again". Billboard: 3.