Megatone Records

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Megatone Records was an independent music label specializing in disco and created in San Francisco in 1981 by Patrick Cowley and Marty Blecman.[1][2][3] The name was derived from Cowley's "Megatron Man". Some of the artists involved include The Patrick Cowley Singers, Jeanie Tracy, Sylvester, Modern Rocketry, and Paul Parker.

Megatone owned two sub-labels Megatone House Records and Mega-Tech Records. Megatone House Records, active from 1988 to 1991, specialized in House music. Mega-Tech Records, was active in 1992, specialized in house music with breakbeat.

After Cowley's death in 1982, Blecman was head of the label until he died of AIDS in 1991.[4] In 1992, John Hedges and Terrence Brown took over Megatone. In 1995, Megatone closed down & its back catalog was sold to Unidisc Music.

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  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (2017-06-29). "Song from the Future: The Story of Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder's". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Megatone Records". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  3. ^ Gamson, Joshua (2005). The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco. Macmillan. ISBN 0805072500. 
  4. ^ Lefebvre, Sam (2016-08-05). "Waking the Spirit of a Disco Innovator". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-30.