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Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Founded: 1945

Founded by: Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge

Link: A history of Mercury

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Mercury was started in 1945 in Chicago and early-on, established themselves as a major label due to their fast-turnaround of pressed records. Mercury released records in all genres, but became especially known as a country label. In 1961, they were bought by Phillips, and later Polygram. This allowed them to control Casablanca, making Mercury move into a pop label exclusively. Later, they were bought by Universal and Island ended up absorbing them, disbanding the label and using the brand only for reissues.

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