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Decca Records

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Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its US label was established in late 1934 by Lewis, Jack Kapp (the first president of the Decca Record company of the USA) and Milton Rackmil, who later became American Decca's president too. In 1937, anticipating Nazi aggression leading to World War II, Lewis sold American Decca and the link between the UK.and US Decca label was broken for several decades.[1] The British label was renowned for its development of recording methods, while the American company developed the concept of cast albums in the musical genre.

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Decca Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1929; 94 years ago (1929)
FounderEdward Lewis
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationKensington, London, United Kingdom
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Both wings are now part of the Universal Music Group. The US Decca label became MCA Records, which formed half of what is now UMG (Universal Music Group).

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