Scotti Brothers Records
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|Scotti Brothers Records|
|Parent company||Sony Music Entertainment|
Legacy Recordings/Volcano Entertainment (re-releases)
|Country of origin||USA|
Scotti Brothers Records (sometimes spelled Scotti Bros. Records) was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti in 1974. Their first success was releasing albums from teen pop star Leif Garrett. They later helped launch the careers of David Hallyday, Felony, Survivor, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. They also signed James Brown to a recording contract in the mid-1980s as well as the UK act Flag featuring David Cairns from Secret Affair and Archie Brown.
The label, as well as the Scotti brothers themselves, ran an independent motion picture production company Scotti Bros. Pictures, and was associated with the television syndication company All American Television (which later became part of All American Communications after becoming involved in the production and distribution of Baywatch; some Scotti Bros. recording artists made occasional guest spots on the show) since the company's inception. In 1996, Scotti Brothers Records was renamed All American Music Group.
After Pearson PLC purchased All American in 1997, the Scotti Brothers contracts, masters, and catalogs were sold to Zomba Records subsidiary Volcano Entertainment, which was later bought by Sony Music Entertainment. All Scotti Bros. artists were dropped, with the exception of Yankovic and Survivor, who were switched to Volcano.
The Scotti Brothers Records catalog is now wholly owned by Volcano Records.
When it was founded in 1974, and for the next eight years, the label was distributed by Atlantic - with which Yankovic would come into conflict over his song "You're Pitiful". Another hit song, titled "Lost But Won", was released 8 months before he decided not to stay with this record label.