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Relativity Records

Address:
79 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, New York
10003
Country:
United States
Phone number:
N/A
Status:
closed
Styles/specialties:
Various
Founding date :
July 14th, 1982
Parent label:
Important Record Distributors, Inc.
Sub-labels:
In-Effect
Online shopping:
N/A

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Description

Founded by Barry Kobrin as in-house label of Important Record Distributors, Inc. Early on, as an indie label, Relativity released music in a variety of styles, including dance, jazz, punk, and progressive rock. As it grew, it became more known for its metal and hip-hop releases. In 1990, its sister labels In-Effect and Combat Records were merged into Relativity, and 50% of the company was acquired by Sony Music.

Around 1992, the label underwent restructuring. IRD was renamed to Relativity Entertainment Distribution. In '90s, Relativity entered into limited partnership deals with two regional independent hip hop record labels, Ruthless Records, owned by legendary rapper Eazy-E, who was a member of the best-selling gangsta rap group N.W.A. (1993). and Suave Records (1995) The company was acquired by Sony Music in 2007.

Trivia

Name changing:
July 14, 1982 - March 10, 1995: Relativity Records, Inc.
March 10, 1995 - January 15, 1997: Relativity Recordings, Inc.
Since January 15, 1997: Relativity Entertainment, Inc.

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