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Article defends Dylan's phrase borrowing

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- A New York Times article deflected allegations Saturday that singer Bob Dylan wrongly borrowed phrases from a book to include in his music.

Feature: Mariah Carey

DETROIT, June 24 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's lesson for 2003; her fans would rather see her keep things small, even if it means less of them can actually see her.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: John Mellencamp

DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- For his new album, veteran rocker John Mellencamp decided to dip into something old.
GARY GRAFF

Columbia releases Knowles' album early

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Columbia Records, worried about Internet piracy, has moved up the release date of Beyonce Knowles' debut solo album.

Ricky Martin's English CD delayed

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin's long-delayed third English-language album at Columbia Records has been pushed back again.

Country Music News

Misty Morgan born in Buffalo, N.Y., 1945. Judy Rodman born in Riverside, Calif., 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Terrapin will kick off its 2003 Summer Concert Series with Summit On the Hudson Festival, slated for May 31 and June 1 at the majestic Croton Point Park in Westchester County, N.Y.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Ozzy Osbourne is leaving Sony Music after 23 years because its Epic label dropped his daughter Kelly after her debut album, "Shut Up," sold poorly, reports The New York Post.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is April 15.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Miff Mole was born this day in 1898 in Roosevelt, N.Y. He was a revolutionary trombonist in the 1920s, teaming up on classic recordings with cornetist Red Nichols.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1959, trumpeter Miles Davis and his band began recording what became perhaps the most influential and certainly the best selling album in jazz history.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Country Music News

Lorianne Crook born in Wichita, Kan., 1957. Eddy Arnold's No. 1 single "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle," hits charts, 1949.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Bob Engemann, formerly of the Lettermen, who was born in 1936 (age 67); William "Smokey" Robinson in 1940 (age 63); Lou Christie, who topped the charts in 1966 with "Lightnin' Strikes," in 1943 (age 60); guitarist Mark Andes, who
By United Press International

Today In Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 15-21.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Harmonica virtuoso Kim Wilson was one of the key figures in the gala blues tribute at Radio City Music Hall last Friday, but he almost wasn't able to do the show because of a previous commitment to play on The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise through the
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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DMX announces being signed to Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records and the upcoming release of his 6th solo album at a press conference at Sony Music Studios in New York on January 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Columbia Records is an American record label, owned by Japan's Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group with Aware Records. It was founded in 1888, evolving from an earlier enterprise, the American Graphophone Company — successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest brand name in pre-recorded sound, being the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. Columbia Records went on to release records by an array of notable singers, instrumentalists and groups. From 1961 to 1990, its recordings were released outside the U.S. and Canada on the CBS Records label (for Columbia Broadcasting System, its parent from 1938 to 1988) before adopting the Columbia name in most of the world.

Until 1989, Columbia Records had no connection to Columbia Pictures, which used various other names for record labels they owned, including Colpix and later Arista. Though Arista was later sold to BMG, it is now a sister label to Columbia Records through Sony Music; both are connected to Columbia Pictures through Sony Corporation of America, worldwide parent of both the music and motion picture arms of Sony.

The Columbia Phonograph Company was originally the local company run by Edward Easton, distributing and selling Edison phonographs and phonograph cylinders in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware, and derives its name from the District of Columbia, which was its headquarters. As was the custom of some of the regional phonograph companies, Columbia produced many commercial cylinder recordings of its own, and its catalogue of musical records in 1891 was 10 pages long. Columbia's ties to Edison and the North American Phonograph Company were severed in 1894 with the North American Phonograph Company's breakup, and thereafter sold only records and phonographs of its own manufacture. In 1902, Columbia introduced the "XP" record, a molded brown wax record, to use up old stock. Columbia introduced "black wax" records in 1903, and, according to Tim Gracyk, continued to mold brown waxes until 1904; the highest number known to Gracyk is 32601, Heinie, which is a duet by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan. According to Gracyk, the molded brown waxes may have been sold to Sears for distribution (possibly under Sears' "Oxford" trademark for Columbia products).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Columbia Records."
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