|Parent company||Warner Music Group|
|Distributing label||Atlantic Records (In the US)|
WEA International (Outside the US)
|Country of origin||US|
|Official website||Official Web site of Rhino Records|
Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label, owned by Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal
Rhino was originally a novelty song and reissue label in the 1970s and 1980s, releasing compilation albums of Pop Music, Rock & Roll, and R&B hits from the 1950s through the 1980s. A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical Song, performed principally for its comical effect. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African They were also known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Richard Pryor, Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor Stanley Victor Freberg (b August 7, 1926, Los Angeles, California) is an American author recording artist Animation Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born April 9 1928)is an American Singer-songwriter, satirist, Pianist, and mathematician Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones ( December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was a popular musician and bandleader specializing in performing Starting in the early 1990s, Rhino transitioned into a full-fledged entertainment unit specializing in home video/DVD re-issues of television shows such as The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, The Lone Ranger, My Favorite Martian, and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and compact disc releases of select artists and movie soundtracks. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is This page is about the original Transformers Animated series. GI Joe is a line of military-themed articulated "action figures" produced by the Toy company Hasbro. Jem is an American Animated television series that ran from 1985 to 1988 in U The Lone Ranger is an American, long-running Old-time radio and early Television show created by George W My Favorite Martian is an American Television Sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963 to Mystery Science Theater 3000 is an American Cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio
Rhino started as a record shop in 1973 by Richard Foos. It became a record label five years later thanks to the effort of then-store manager Harold Bronson. Their early releases were mostly novelty records (with their first single being Wild Man Fischer's "Go To Rhino Records") and some punk rock singles; the difficulties involved in getting airplay and distribution for such material eventually caused Foos and Bronson to take the label in other directions. Larry "Wild Man" Fischer (born Lawrence Wayne Fischer, 6 November 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U One of their earliest reissues was by acquiring the rights to the White Whale label including The Turtles. White Whale Records is probably best known as the Record label of The Turtles. The Turtles are an American pop and Folk rock band which produced at least a dozen memorable radio-friendly chart singles but remain best known for By the mid-1980s most of their releases were reissues of previously released recordings licensed from other companies. Superior sound quality (remastering of the original tapes was done under the direction of Bill Inglot) and creative packaging made Rhino one of the most respected reissue record label getting rave reviews from music collectors, fans, and historians. Mastering, a form of audio Post-production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a Data storage device In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Rhino was quick to get into the Compact Disc market, releasing dozens of oldies CDs at the dawn of the CD age in 1984. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a Radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s (about 1955-1977 Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Their retrospective compact disc releases are often remastered to restore or improve upon the original analog releases audio quality. Remaster (and its derivations frequently found in the phrases digitally remastered or digital remastering) is a word marketed mostly in the digital audio age although
After they were pioneering reissues in rare or first-time stereo, Rhino and Inglot moved from stereo to mono reissues. Overnight, Rhino, once known for the label that had all of rare stereo became 'the label that reissued hits in mono', angering a lot of stereo collectors.
They also continued to produce new music, with releases on subsidiary labels such as RNA (Rhino New Artists) and Forward, as well as the main Rhino label. However, the labels' artists tended to generate more critical acclaim than public interest; sales totals in the low five figures or less were routine for Rhino-produced albums, and the less costly, less risky reissue business remained the company’s primary revenue stream. One exception was the late-1986 hit "At This Moment" by Billy Vera & The Beaters, a 1981 song that unexpectedly made it to the top of the U. Billy Vera (born William McCord, 28 May 1944, Riverside, California, U S. Billboard charts after being featured in a 1986 episode of the hit NBC-TV series Family Ties. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Family Ties is a Television Sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1982 to 1989
In 1986, Rhino signed a six-year distribution agreement with Capitol Records. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as In 1989 Rhino and Capitol’s parent EMI made a deal to jointly acquire Roulette Records; Rhino received the US rights to Roulette's catalog, excluding jazz. The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Roulette Records is a Record label which was founded in late 1956 by George Goldner, Joe Kolsky, Morris Levy and Phil Khals, with When the distribution deal with Capitol ended in 1992, Rhino signed a new distribution deal with Atlantic Records, and in turn Time Warner bought a 50% stake in the record company. Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. In 1998, Time Warner bought the other half of Rhino; thus the company became a wholly owned unit of Time Warner and, in 1999, it formed the Rhino Handmade imprint of limited edition reissues.
It is through this merger that the label has released remastered editions of collections from such musicians as Fanny, The Ramones, The Grateful Dead, Emerson, Lake and Palmer,The Beach Boys, Yes, The Doobie Brothers, The Cars, Chicago, Tom Paxton, The Doors, and most recently The Bee Gees; as well as soundtracks spanning the Turner-owned pre-1986 MGM and pre-1948 Warner Bros. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emerson Lake & Palmer ( ELP) were an English Progressive rock supergroup. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture Yes are an English Progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. The Doobie Brothers are an American rock group. They have sold over 22 million albums in the United States from the 1970s to the present The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s Chicago is a Rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago Illinois. The band began as a politically charged sometimes experimental rock band and later moved to a predominately Thomas Richard Paxton (born October 31, 1937) is a well-known American folk singer and Singer-songwriter who has been writing This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. periods, as well as WB's own post-1948 period. Rhino's soundtrack releases include Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, North by Northwest, Casablanca, King Kong, Doctor Zhivago, Superman, and Finian's Rainbow. Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American dramatic - romantic - War film adapted from Margaret Mitchell 's 1936 The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical - Fantasy film mainly directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children’s Easter Parade is a 1948 Musical film starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. North by Northwest ( 1959) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and Casablanca ( is an American Romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and King Kong is the name of a fictional giant ape from the fictional Skull Island, who has appeared in several works since 1933 Doctor Zhivago ( Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 drama - romance - War film directed by David Lean and loosely Superman (also known as Superman The Movie) is a 1978 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the Finian's Rainbow is a 1968 American movie musical directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Rhino also owns the rights to The Monkees’ master tapes and film footage (which they acquired from Raybert Productions in the late 1980s), and thus has released home videos and CDs from the group. For the group's self-titled album see The Monkees (album. For the TV series see The Monkees (TV series. Raybert Productions was a 1960s Production company, founded by Robert (Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider. Rhino even does its music deals with Viacom. Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests
In 2003, longtime Rhino executives Richard Foos and Harold Bronson left Rhino, reportedly due to frustration at being unable to release compilation albums in an increasingly-competitive market. Soon after, Foos inaugurated a new label, Shout Factory, which began releasing dozens of CDs and videos mirroring the original early-1990s Rhino philosophy. Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2002 that was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records) Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group
In 2004, Time Warner spun off its music divisions and today Rhino is part of the newly organized Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Rhino also started the Rhino Handmade division of limited edition releases available primarily from their website. Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. All of these Handmade reissues are limited to about 3000 copies or less and once sold out are not repressed.
In addition to dealing with archive material, the label also manages the US distribution or worldwide production of compilations for more recent Warner acts, including still-active artists such as Enya, New Order, and Chicago. Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin on May 17 1961, Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland, sometimes presented in New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook Chicago is a Rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago Illinois. The band began as a politically charged sometimes experimental rock band and later moved to a predominately
In May 2007, Warner Strategic Marketing in the UK was dissolved and from its ashes formed Rhino Records UK. Warner Strategic Marketing is a record label that is part of the Warner Music Group. Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. The division has two main factions - TV advertised compilations (For example Pure Garage Rewind Back To The Old School) and Catalogue material from the Warner vaults. Pure Garage is a successful series of UK garage Compilation albums mixed by DJ EZ. Led Zeppelin's 2007 release Mothership serves as the labels biggest success to date. Led Zeppelin were Mothership is a compilation album by English Rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records and Rhino Entertainment
Similar music companies include Hip-O Records, Varese Sarabande, and Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, as well as Ace Records of Britain and Bear Family of Germany. Hip-O Records is a Record label, currently part of Universal Music Group, which specializes in reissues and compilations Varèse Sarabande is a Record label which specializes in Film scores and original cast recordings. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies Legacy Recordings is Sony Music Entertainment 's catalog division Bear Family Records is a Germany -based Independent record label that specializes in reissues of archival material ranging from Country music to 1950s
Rhino has been the target of animosity in recent years, particularly from the international community of Deadheads, or fans of the Grateful Dead. Deadhead or Dead Head is a name given to fans of the American Jam band, the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because the majority of that band's appeal has lied in the myriad versions of songs played on recordings of the band's 1000+ concerts, Deadheads had been accustomed to buying commercial releases of concerts Dick's Picks from the band's previous licensor. Since Rhino acquired the band's "vault" of recordings, however, they have angered fans by being slow to release any complete shows while simultaneously cracking down on non-commercial sources of unreleased shows. Customer sentiment is on display at = the release page of the latest Grateful Dead compilation album.