M&G Records

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M&G Records was a record label founded by Michael Levy after he sold his previous label Magnet Records in 1988 to WEA for an estimated £10 million.[1]

History[edit]

After Magnet was sold and was then merged into Eastwest Records in the UK, Levy set up M&G Records with backing from Polygram. The name "M&G Records" was derived from the initials of both Levy's first name and that of his wife Gilda.[1] M&G was sold in October 1997 for an undisclosed sum and folded into the main Polydor Records label.[2] Its most successful act was "Sunshine on a Rainy Day" singer Zoe.[2] Other acts included Little Axe,[2] Jai,[3] Raw Stylus,[2] and "Fair Blows the Wind for France" band Pele.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lord Michael Levy". Archived from the original on 16 March 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sexton, P.; Horowitz, C. (10 October 1997). "U.K.'s M&G Records Sold to BMG; Chief Steps Down". "Billboard" Bulletin. AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Bush, J. "Jai: Biography". Allmusic. Santa Clara, CA: Rovi. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Russell, T. "Pele Biography". Retrieved 30 April 2009.