Chrysalis Records

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Chrysalis Records (/ˈkrɪsəlɪs/) is a British record label that was founded in 1968. The name is both a reference to the pupal stage of a butterfly and a combination of its founders' names, Chris Wright and Terry Ellis.[1] It started as the Ellis-Wright Agency.[2]

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Chrysalis Records
Founded1968; 55 years ago (1968)
FounderChris Wright
Terry Ellis
StatusUK and Europe: Independent record company, owned by Reservoir Media Management
Rest of the world: defunct, merged into Universal Music Group
Distributor(s)U.S. and Canadian catalogues including those of Ramones, Robbie Williams and Belinda Carlisle: Universal Music Group

Most non-North American catalogues, plus the rights to artists not originally signed to Chrysalis: Blue Raincoat Music/Reservoir Media Management

  • Reservoir Media Management

Catalogues of Spandau Ballet, Jethro Tull, Ramones and The Proclaimers: Warner Music Group

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Official website