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Human League
The Human League
The Human League
are an English synth-pop[1] band formed in Sheffield in 1977. After signing to Virgin Records
Virgin Records
in 1979, the band released two albums and a string of singles before attaining widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit "Don't You Want Me". The band received the Brit Award
Brit Award
for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982. Further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including "Being Boiled", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When". The band began as an avant-garde all-male synthesizer group. The only constant band member since 1977 has been lead singer and songwriter Philip Oakey
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NME
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism magazine that has been published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley
Paul Morley
and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998. An online version, NME.com, was launched in 1996
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Avant-Garde
The avant-garde (/ˌævɒ̃ˈɡɑːrd/;[1] French pronunciation: ​[avɑ̃ɡaʁd];[2] from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard")[3] are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.[3][4][5] It may be characterized by nontraditional, aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability,[6] and it may offer a critique of the relationship between producer and consumer.[4] The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism[citation needed]
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StarForce
StarForce Technologies is a Russian software developer with headquarters in Moscow. The main activities: information security, protection against unauthorized copying, modification and analysis (decompilation).Contents1 Products 2 Security2.1 Driver installation2.1.1 Lite 2.1.2 Driverless2.2 Clients 2.3 Community response3 Removal of StarForce drivers 4 Controversy 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksProducts[edit] StarForce MMOG
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Doctor Who
Doctor Who
Doctor Who
is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC
BBC
since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilisations and help people in need. The show is a significant part of British popular culture,[1][2] and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series.[3] The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989
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Korg
Korg
Korg
Inc. (株式会社コルグ, Kabushiki-gaisha Korugu), founded as Keio Electronic Laboratories, is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. Under the Vox brand name, they also manufacture guitar amplifiers and electric guitars.Contents1 History 2 Products 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]Donca-Matic DA-20 (1963) Korg
Korg
was founded in 1962 in Japan by Tsutomu Katoh[1] and Tadashi Osanai as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd.. It later became Keio Electronic Laboratories (京王技術研究所) because its fledgling offices were located near the Keio train line in Tokyo
Tokyo
and Keio can be formed by combining the first letters of Katoh and Osanai. Before founding the company, Katoh ran a nightclub
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Tamla Motown
Motown is an American record company. The record company was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959,[1][2] and was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan.[3] The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence
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Glam Rock
Glam rock
Glam rock
is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.[1] Glam artists drew on diverse sources across music and throwaway culture,[2] ranging from bubblegum pop and '50s rock and roll to cabaret, science fiction, and complex art rock.[3][4] The flamboyant clothing and visual styles of performers were often camp or androgynous, and have been described as playing with nontraditional gender roles.[5] " Glitter
Glitter
rock" was another term used to refer to a more extreme version of glam.[6] The UK charts were inundated with glam rock acts from 1971 to 1975, with glam also manifesting in all areas of British popular culture during this period.[7] The March 1971 appearance of T
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UK Singles Chart
The UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
(currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company
Official Charts Company
(OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upo
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Compilation Albums
A compilation album comprises tracks, either previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology. Compilation albums may employ traditional product bundling strategies.Contents1 Common types 2 Royalties 3 Charts 4 See also 5 ReferencesCommon types[edit] Common types of compilation include:"Greatest hits", "best of", or "singles collection" LPs, gathering together an artist's or a group's best-known songs
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Extended Play
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP.[1][2][3] EPs generally do not contain as many tracks as albums, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album.[3] An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP,[4] but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Ricardo Baca
Ricardo Baca
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BRIT Award
The BRIT Awards (often simply called The BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia" (in the early days the awards were sponsored by Britannia
Britannia
Music Club), but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show.[1] In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held in the month of May. Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
holds the record for the most BRIT Awards, 13 as a solo artist and another five as part of Take That. The awards were first held in 1977 and originated as an annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association, the BPI
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Art Pop
Art pop
Art pop
(also typeset as art-pop or artpop) is a loosely defined style of pop music[1] influenced by pop art's integration of high and low culture, and which emphasizes the manipulation of signs, style, and gesture over personal expression.[6][7] Art pop
Art pop
artists deviate from traditional rock music conventions and pop audiences,[8] exploring ideas such as pop's status as commercial art, notions of artifice, the self as a construction, and questions of historical authenticity.[6] They may be inspired by postmodern approaches or art theories[6] as well as other forms of art, such as fashion, fine art, cinema, and avant-garde literature
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Caroline Records
Caroline Records
Caroline Records
is an American record label that started as a subsidiary of Richard Branson's Virgin Records
Virgin Records
America during the early to mid-1970s. It specialized in inexpensive LPs by mainly progressive rock and jazz artists that lacked commercial appeal. The first release was Outside the Dream Syndicate
Outside the Dream Syndicate
by Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad
and Faust in 1973. The logo was a photographic-style variation of Virgin's "Twins" logo designed by Roger Dean.Caroline label design in the UKBoth the US and UK branches of Caroline Records
Caroline Records
are subsidiaries of Caroline Music, which includes Caroline Distribution and is in turn owned by Universal Music Group
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EMI
Broken up: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
acquired by consortium led by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
and comprising
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East West Records
East West Records
East West Records
(stylized as eastwest from 1990 to 2001) is a record label formed in 1955, distributed and owned by Warner Music Group, headquartered in London, United Kingdom.Contents1 History1.1 2015–present: Relaunch2 List of East West Records
East West Records
artists 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Upon its creation in 1955 by Atlantic Records, the label had one hit with the Kingsmen and went into hibernation until 1990, when Atlantic revamped the imprint as EastWest Records America. Atlantic senior VP Sylvia Rhone was appointed Chair/ CEO of the fledgling label. Under Rhone's leadership, East West shot to mega success with several multiplatinum acts such as Simply Red, En Vogue, Pantera, Yo-Yo, Das EFX, Snow, Gerald Levert, AC/DC, Dream Theater, Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott
and MC Lyte
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