Jive

Jive

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History
Originally a British label with South African roots, Jive Records was founded in 1977 by Clive Calder in London after acquiring British citizenship. Its original parent company, Zomba, was named after the capitol of Malawi. One of Jive's earliest successes was Whodini, its first US signing and first major success there.

In 2002, Jive's parent label Zomba was in flux, considering worldwide distribution with EMI. In order to combat this, BMG purchased the entire Zomba Group for US$2.74 billion, making it the largest acquisition to date of a major-distributed independent label after A&M, Geffen, Island, and Virgin were acquired over the years by the major labels in gigantic deals. In a restructuring after the acquisition, the Zomba name came to prominence as it became a full label group under the BMG umbrella. Other BMG labels were placed under Zomba’s aegis as well. The Zomba Label Group was relatively unscathed when BMG merged with Sony Music in 2004, forming Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Barry Weiss ran the label’s US operations since the beginning.

Betwen 2004 and 2008, Jive was a part of the Zomba Label Group, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Following the dissolution of Sony BMG in late 2008, the Zomba name was replaced with Jive, which became the flagship label of the Jive Label Group, one half of the RCA/JIVE Label Group.

The RCA/Jive Label Group was dissolved in mid-2011 with many of Jive's urban artists heading to Epic, while the pop artists went with RCA. On October 7, 2011, shortly after the split, RCA stated that they were "shuttering" the Jive brand (along with J Records and Arista) and focusing on promoting RCA as their brand. Though these entities will cease to exist independently, there are long-term goals to reinstate the brands.

Distribution
1981-1986: Arista
1986-1991: RCA
1991-2004: BMG
2004-2008: Sony BMG
2008-2011: Sony

Years are approximate and for North America only. In the late nineties and up until about 2003, Zomba offices worldwide distributed Jive products using a variety of different companies. For a list of regional distributors, see this chart. After BMG purchased Jive and Zomba, they began worldwide distribution as the regional deals ended.

Label codes:
LC 7925: (BMG distribution—74321: international catalog-number prefix, 01241: North American catalog-number prefix)
LC 5661 / LC 05661 (Rough Trade Distribution, RTD cat#s)
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Contact Info:
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-3211
USA
(212) 727-0016

Jive Records
c/o Zomba Records
Im Mediapark 6b
50670 Köln (Cologne)
Tel: +49.(0) 221.912668-0
Fax: +49.(0) 221.912668-67
Sites:
[l2186]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
KRS-One Rappaz R.N. Dainja (Chain Me To The Gear Remix)(CD, Promo) Zomba, Jive US 1996 Sell This Version
The Groove Club Heaven Can Wait(CD, Single) Zomba Records, Jive 1997 Sell This Version
Various Hot Music CD! (Sunglass Hut Promotional Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Jive, Silverstone Records US 1998 Sell This Version
1A ZB 43213 Damian The Time Warp(7", Single) Jive 1A ZB 43213 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
2-CD 0110798 Steps Step One(CD, Album) Jive, Ebul 2-CD 0110798 Indonesia 1998 Sell This Version
3A PT-43658 Mr. Lee Get Busy(12") Jive, Jive 3A PT-43658 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
3A SPTO 51032 Wee Papa Girl Rappers Wee Rule(12") Jive 3A SPTO 51032 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
3A ZT 43062 Big Fun Blame It On The Boogie(12", Maxi) Jive 3A ZT 43062 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
3A ZT 43206 Kool Moe Dee I Go To Work(12") Jive 3A ZT 43206 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
3A ZT 43214 Damian The Time Warp(12") Jive 3A ZT 43214 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
3A ZT-43328 Big Fun Can't Shake The Feeling(12") Jive 3A ZT-43328 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
3A ZT-43590 Big Fun Handful Of Promises(12", Maxi) Jive 3A ZT-43590 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
5D0880D Michael Jackson Behind The Mask(CDr, Single, Promo) Jive 5D0880D France 2011 Sell This Version
7JV-7147 Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) / If I Should Lose You(7") Jive 7JV-7147 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7JV-7148 A Flock Of Seagulls Heartbeat Like A Drum(7", Single) Jive 7JV-7148 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7JV 7158 Jonathan Butler Baby Please Don't Take It(7", Single) Jive 7JV 7158 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7JV-7176 Billy Ocean Love Zone(7") Jive 7JV-7176 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7JV-7177 Whodini One Love(7") Jive 7JV-7177 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7JV-7190 Billy Ocean Love Is Forever / Dancefloor(7") Jive 7JV-7190 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
08WL-41 Samantha Fox Making Music(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, Comp, NTSC, CLV) Warner-Pioneer Video, Alfa, Jive 08WL-41 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
09B3-13 Sarah Jane Morris Can't Get To Sleep Without You(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-13 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-26 Jonathan Butler More Than Friends (CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-26 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
09B3-47 Samantha Fox Love House(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-47 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
09B3-74 Billy Ocean Licence To Chill (CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-74 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-4 Romeo's Daughter Don't Break My Heart(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10B3-4 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SP-1 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car(CD, Single, Mini) Jive, Jive 10SP-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-6 Samantha Fox I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) / Touch Me (I Want Your Body)(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10SR-6 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-7 Samantha Fox Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now / True Devotion(CD, Mini, Single) Jive 10SR-7 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR10 Samantha Fox Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)(CD, Mini, Single) Jive 10SR10 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-35 Samantha Fox I Only Wanna Be With You(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa International, Jive 10SR-35 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
11B3-40 Lisa M* Rock To The Beat(CD, Mini, Maxi) Alfa, Jive 11B3-40 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-41 Big Fun Living For Your Love(CD, Single, Mini) Alfa, Jive 11B3-41 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-67 Big Fun Blame It On The Boogie(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Jive 11B3-67 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
12CDN-264 A Flock Of Seagulls Heartbeat Like A Drum(12") Jive 12CDN-264 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
12J-7110 Bodyheat* No! Mr. "Boom Boom"(12") Jive 12J-7110 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
12JV-7153 Whodini Funky Beat(12") Jive 12JV-7153 US 1986 Sell This Version
12JV-7163 A Flock Of Seagulls Who's That Girl? (She's Got It!)(12") Jive 12JV-7163 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
12JV-7175 Billy Ocean Love Zone / There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)(12", Maxi) Jive 12JV-7175 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
12JV-7193 Billy Ocean Love Is Forever / When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going(12", Maxi) Jive 12JV-7193 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
12JV-7201 Whodini Growing Up / Fugitive(12") Jive 12JV-7201 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
12WEE 1 Wee Papa Girls* Follow Wee(12", Maxi, Promo) Jive 12WEE 1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
20B2-30 Samantha Fox I Wanna Have MORE Fun (12" Version Collection)(CD, Comp) Jive 20B2-30 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20B2-49 Millie Jackson Back To The S--t!(CD, Album, Promo) Jive 20B2-49 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25XB-287 Samantha Fox The Megamix Album(CD, Comp, Mixed) Jive 25XB-287 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28XB-133 Samantha Fox Sam's Collection(CD, Comp) Jive 28XB-133 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28XB-233 Samantha Fox "Sam" Thing Remixed(CD, Comp) Jive 28XB-233 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
29B2-60 Various The Hit Factory ~ PWL Non-Stop Album(CD, Comp, Mixed) PWL Records, Jive 29B2-60 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32B2-7 Romeo's Daughter Romeo's Daughter(CD, Album) Jive 32B2-7 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-104 Whodini Back In Black(CD, Album) Jive, Alfa 32XB-104 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-115 Samantha Fox Touch Me(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-115 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-136 Millie Jackson An Imitation Of Love(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-136 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-170 Samantha Fox Samantha Fox(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-170 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-172 Mama's Boys Growing Up The Hard Way(CD, Album, Promo) Jive 32XB-172 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-198 Mama's Boys Mama's Boys(CD) Jive 32XB-198 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-245 Billy Ocean Tear Down These Walls(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-245 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-301 Samantha Fox I Wanna Have Some Fun(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-301 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-303 Schoolly D Smoke Some Kill(CD, Album) Jive 32XB-303 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
34B2-70 Samantha Fox I Wanna Have Some Fun(CD, Album) Jive 34B2-70 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
35BZ-3 Billy Ocean Tear Down These Hits(Laserdisc, Comp, NTSC) Jive, Zomba 35BZ-3 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
35P6-9034 Samantha Fox Making Music(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, Comp, NTSC, CLV) Warner-Pioneer Video, Alfa, Jive 35P6-9034 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
35X A Flock Of Seagulls (It's Not Me) Talking(7", Single) Jive 35X Canada 1983 Sell This Version
088V-1 Samantha Fox Making Music(VHS, Comp, NTSC, HI-) Jive, Alfa 088V-1 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
98 A INI Billy Ocean Mystery Lady(7") Jive 98 A INI Spain 1984 Sell This Version
109 Ruby Turner With Jonathan Butler Ruby Turner With Jonathan Butler - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)(7", Single) Jive 109 1985 Sell This Version
191 Skinny Boys Stylin' / Set The Pace (Say Yeah)(7", Single) Jive 191 UK 1988 Sell This Version
246 Mr. Lee Pump That Body(7") Jive 246 UK 1990 Sell This Version
0293 Tight Fit Fantasy Island (7", Single, Promo) Ariola, Jive 0293 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
003-01-BB1-K Backstreet Boys Black & Blue(CD, Album, Unofficial) Jive 003-01-BB1-K Russia 2000 Sell This Version
0391 Samantha Fox Another Woman(7", Gen) Jive 0391 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
426 Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)(7", Single) Jive 426 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
434 Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me(7", Single) Jive 434 UK 1997 Sell This Version
1177 Ruby Turner The Motown Song Book(LP, Album) Jive 1177 US 1988 Sell This Version
1236 Sinnamon I Need You Now(12") Jive 1236 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
1329 Jonathan Butler Deliverance(Cass) Jive, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 1329 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
1370-JD Ruby Turner It's A Cryin' Shame(12", Promo) Jive 1370-JD US 1989 Sell This Version
4 001 Starfighters Alley Cat Blues(7", Single) Jive 4 001 France 1981 Sell This Version
4501 Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going(12", Maxi) Jive 4501 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
4507 Jonathan Butler Lies(12") Jive 4507 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
4508 Samantha Fox I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)(12") Jive 4508 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
4509 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Single) 4509 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4516 Wee Papa Girl Rappers Wee Rule / Rebel Rap(12") Jive 4516 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4517 Samantha Fox Love House(12", Maxi) Jive 4517 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4519 Romeo's Daughter Don't Break My Heart(12", Maxi) Jive 4519 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
5373 LAMBBR-1 E-40 Look At Me(12", Single, Promo) Jive, Sick Wid' It Records 5373 LAMBBR-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
6500 Billy Ocean Loverboy(12") Jive 6500 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
6504 Samantha Fox Touch Me (I Want Your Body)(12") Jive 6504 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
8191-JL Various Turntable Jive(LP, Comp) Jive 8191-JL US 1983 Sell This Version
9221O7 1P Liberty City Fla.* Liberty City Fla LP Sampler(12", Smplr) Jive 9221O7 1P UK 2001 Sell This Version
9689-1 Backstreet Boys The Call (The Exclusive S.I.N. Remixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Jive 9689-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
1001-7-JDA Precious Wilson Nice Girls Don't Last(7", Promo) Jive 1001-7-JDA US 1986 Sell This Version
1002-1-JD Precious Wilson Nice Girls Don't Last(12") Jive 1002-1-JD US 1986 Sell This Version
1002-1-JDDJ Precious Wilson Nice Girls Don't Last(12", Promo) Jive 1002-1-JDDJ US 1986 Sell This Version
1003-1-J Precious Wilson Precious Wilson(LP, Album) Jive 1003-1-J US 1986 Sell This Version
1003-4-J Precious Wilson Precious Wilson(Cass, Album) Jive 1003-4-J US 1986 Sell This Version
1003-7-J Willesden Dodgers Not This President (All For Uncle Sam)(7") Jive 1003-7-J US 1986 Sell This Version
1004-1-J Jonathan Butler Introducing Jonathan Butler(LP, Album) Jive, RCA 1004-1-J US 1986 Sell This Version
1004-2-J Jonathan Butler Introducing Jonathan Butler(CD, Album) Jive, RCA 1004-2-J US 1986 Sell This Version
1004-7-J A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran (So Far Away) / Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (7", Single) Jive 1004-7-J US 1983 Sell This Version
1005-1-JD Ruby Turner With Jonathan Butler Ruby Turner With Jonathan Butler - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) (EP) 1005-1-JD US 1985 Sell This Version
1006-1-J Ruby Turner Women Hold Up Half The Sky(LP, Album) Jive 1006-1-J Canada 1986 Sell This Version