From Edison To Itunes - A History Of The Record Label

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20191019 (6M)
20111227 (6M)

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes and record companies have influenced the music we listen to.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes have influenced music.

0120191019 (6M)
20111227 (6M)

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes and record companies have influenced the music we listen to.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes have influenced music.

Critic, writer and former label boss Paul Morley considers the future for record labels.

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20171019 (6M)

Paul Morley considers how technological changes have influenced the music we listen to.

To complement 6 Music's Vinyl Season, there's another chance to hear Paul Morley and his guests considering how technological changes over the past 130 years have influenced the music we listen to.

First broadcast in 2009.

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes have influenced music.

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes and record companies have influenced the music we listen to.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

First broadcast in 2009 and repeated to mark Record Store Day.

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes have influenced the music we listen to.

First broadcast in 2009 and repeated to mark Record Store Day.

0220191020 (6M)
20111228 (6M)

Paul Morley's portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

Paul Morley continues his portrait of the music industry and its iconic record labels.

Critic, writer and former label boss Paul Morley considers the future for record labels.

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20140818 (6M)
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20170423 (6M)
20171020 (6M)

Paul Morley looks at those who created and moulded the record labels we listen to.

Paul Morley's portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

Paul Morley continues his portrait of the music industry and its iconic record labels.

First broadcast in 2009.

First broadcast in 2009.

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20111229 (6M)
20130911 (6M)
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20170424 (6M)
20171021 (6M)
20191021 (6M)

Paul Morley looks back at those who helped create and mould the record labels we listen to

A personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul Morley traces the winding path taken by record labels during the 80's and 90's in the company of such label bosses as Lucian Grainge, Mike Smith, Tony Wadsworth, Geoff Travis, Alan McGee, Lawrence Bell, Jonathan Poneman, Martin Mills, Steve Beckett and Seymour Stein (the men responsible for Universal Music, Columbia, EMI, Rough Trade, Creation, Domino, Sub Pop, Beggars, Warp and Sire). Would the CD bring untold wealth and expansion or sow the potential seeds of destruction for the record industry? Or would following a more traditional artist-centred way of operating save the day?

Paul Morley looks back at those who helped create and mould the record labels.

First broadcast in 2009.

Critic, writer and former label boss Paul Morley considers the future for record labels.

First broadcast in 2009.

0420191022 (6M)
20111230 (6M)

Paul Morley concludes his personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation-defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul considers the future of the music industry in the dgital download age and asks whether there's still a place for record labels - with the help of such record label bosses as Lucian Grainge (Universal), Mike Smith (Columbia), Nick Gatfield (EMI), Martin Mills (Beggars), Richard Russell (XL), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Alan McGee (Creation), Lawrence Bell (Domino), Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop), Steve Beckett (Warp), Mark Jones (Wall of Sound) and Seymour Stein (Sire).

First broadcast in 2009.

Paul Morley considers the future for record labels in the digital download world.

Critic, writer and former label boss Paul Morley considers the future for record labels.

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20170425 (6M)
20171022 (6M)

Paul Morley considers the future for record labels in the digital download world.

Paul Morley concludes his personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation-defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul considers the future of the music industry in the dgital download age and asks whether there's still a place for record labels - with the help of such record label bosses as Lucian Grainge (Universal), Mike Smith (Columbia), Nick Gatfield (EMI), Martin Mills (Beggars), Richard Russell (XL), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Alan McGee (Creation), Lawrence Bell (Domino), Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop), Steve Beckett (Warp), Mark Jones (Wall of Sound) and Seymour Stein (Sire).

First broadcast in 2009.

First broadcast in 2009.

First broadcast in 2009.