Rounder Records, originally of Cambridge, Massachusetts but now based in Burlington, is an independent record label founded in 1970 by Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, while all three were still university students. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. Burlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32 becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Rounder is now one of the biggest independent record labels in the United States, with several specialized subsidiary labels. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It once served as a major distributor and central sales location for other independent labels specializing in roots music, at one point representing as many as 450 other labels. Distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of Marketing mix. Traditional music is the term now used in the terminology of Grammy Awards for what used to be called " folk music " In the 1990s, though, the company cut back on the distribution effort in order to focus on its own productions.
Starting with blues, blues-rock, string band, and bluegrass, Rounder has expanded to over 3,000 titles of folk, soul, soca, Cajun, and Celtic. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock This article is about the style of old-time American music The term string band also referred to the ensembles now known as Scratch bands part of the Music of the Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and is a sub-genre of Country music. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Soca is a form of Dance music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago from Calypso music. See also [[Cajun]] Cajun music, an emblematic Music of Louisiana, is rooted in the Ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Celtic music is a term utilised by artists record companies music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of Musical genres that evolved out of the Folk The name was chosen partly because of its association with the band Holy Modal Rounders. The Holy Modal Rounders were an American Folk music duo from the Lower East Side of New York City which started in the early 1960s consisting of Peter Stampfel The word rounder also means a hobo or tramp. Hobo is a term that refers to a Subculture of wandering Homeless people particularly those who make a habit of hopping freight trains. In British English and traditional American English usage a tramp is a long term Homeless person who travels from place to place as an Itinerant One of their earliest successes was the blues-rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers. George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a Blues-rock performer from Wilmington Delaware.
One of the label's latest projects is the Alan Lomax Collection, a series of releases of the work of the pioneering ethnomusiclogist and folklorist. Alan Lomax ( January 15, 1915 &ndash July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist. This article is about the concept For the society and academic journal see Society for Ethnomusicology. Folkloristics is the formal academic study of Folklore. What actually constitutes folklore is disputed even within the discipline but generally folklore focuses on the
Among Rounder's artists, bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss (who had been with the label for the duration of her career) was offered a number of major label deals following her commercial breakthrough in the late 1990s, but Krauss opted to remain with Rounder. Alison Krauss ( born July 23 1971 is an American bluegrass - country singer and Fiddle player
Rounder was one of the very first labels to become involved with compact discs, in 1985. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio In 2004, the company launched a book division known as Rounder Books.
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