Welk Music Group

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Welk Music Group is an American record company comprising Ranwood Records. It was founded by Lawrence Welk and is still owned by the Welk Family. The company evolved from when Welk's Teleklew Productions acquired Harry Von Tilzer Music in 1957.[1][2][3]

Welk Music sold its music publishing business to PolyGram International Music Publishing in 1988. This included T. B. Harms, Hall-Clement, and Harry Von Tilzer Music.[4]

On April 1, 2015, Concord Records acquired both Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records from Welk Music Group.[5]

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  1. ^ "Rights Owners: Landmarks". Caslon.com.au. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Dean Kay. "Lawrence Welk's Best Kept Secret". Home.earthlink.net. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  3. ^ "The Welk Group, Inc. | Encyclopedia.com". Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  4. ^ Hunter, Nigel (1988-10-08). "PolyGram Acquires Welk Catalogs: Purchase Price Believed To Be $25 Mil" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 100, no. 41. pp. 5–77 – via worldradiohistory.com.
  5. ^ Sisario, Ben (April 2015). "Concord Music Group Buys Vanguard and Sugar Hill". The New York Times.

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