The Verve Music Group


The successor to The Verve Group. Succeeded in 2016 by Verve Label Group.

Verve Records was originally the product of the vision of Norman Granz. He formed Verve Records in 1956 and moved all of his recordings to the Verve catalogue.

In late 1960 Granz sold the label to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), which sold its record labels to Polydor in 1972. That brought Verve into PolyGram's international family of labels.

With the merger of PolyGram with the Universal Music Group in January 1999, The Verve Music Group was created from The Verve Group, which also encompasses the influential labels GRP, Impulse! and Blue Thumb labels, and oversees the jazz catalogs of several other Universal-owned labels, including Commodore, Chess, Brunswick, Argo, Cadet, Dot, Coral, Decca, ABC-Paramount, A&M, Mercury, Philips and Polydor.

Parent Label:Universal Music Group
Sublabels:Blue Thumb Records, Desert Island Discs (3), For Lovers (2), GRP, LP Reproduction
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