From Brass to Gold: Vol. 1: Discography of A&M Records and Affiliates in the United States
Author: Leslie J. Pfenninger
Foreword: Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss
Publication date: 2000
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records is 1962 with $200. In 1989, they sold the world's largest independent record label for nearly $500 million. From Brass to Gold is the rise of A&M from its start with the Tijuana Brass to a golden success. A&M and its 14 affiliated labels signed over 800 artists in every musical genre including the tarpenters, Quincy Jones, Styx, Supertramp, Burt Bacharach, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, George Winston, The Go-Go's, Carole King, Amy Grant, the Neville Brothers, and The Police. A&M's affiliates were George Harrison's Dark Horse Records, Windham Hill, Ode Records, IRS Records, Cypress Records, Delos, Denon, Gold Mountain Records, Nimbus Records, Perspective, Tabu, Vendetta Records, and Word Records.
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