Janet Jackson’s latest cd Janet 20 Years Old  was done under the record label Virgin Records. I honestly did not know any thing about this record label before doing research on it. During my research I found out that Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by an English entrepreneur named Richard Branson, Simon Draper and Nik Powell in 1972. It was later sold to Thorn EMI, (the third largest music company in the world) and then merged with Capitol Records in 2006 to create Capitol Music Group. Some of the artist that Virgin Records have signed are Richard Ashcroft, Beenie Man, Ben Harper, Boz Scaggs, Blue Man Group, Blur, Chemical Brothers, David Bryne, D’Angelo, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Perry Farrell, Gang Starr, Gorillaz, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Massive Attack, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones, Tina Turner and Yanni.

Virgin UK maintains three distinct channels: The Raft is the comprehensive site focused on trance, dance, ambient, and techno (such as Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers, and EBTG. Channel 3 is the pop based site with pages for artists such as 911, Kavana and The Spice Girls. This site has a magazine type feel with an editorial “Pop Goss.” Eden provides an umbrella for the websites of superstar artists such as Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and Enigma. Virgin Canada features materials on favorite Canadian and international artists, with extensive downloads and links to other label sites. Virgin Denmark features artist info, news, and downloads. Virgin Germany features artist news, links, press and tour information. Virgin Italy features artist info, news, tour information, and links. The Virgin Sweden site is called Details and features release information, news, and interactive programming. You can also find material on Virgin artists at our parent EMI company sites in Brazil, Malaysia, and Japan.


~ by theresataylor on May 30, 2008.

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