Interscope Records

Brief Description:

Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by UMG, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group.

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Address: 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3506

Country: United States

Official Website: http://interscope.com

Telephone Number: 001 (310) 865-1000

Company History

 

Interscope was formed in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field with financial support from Atlantic Records (which owned a 50% stock in the label). Upon its creation, it was initially distributed by Atlantic Records' subsidiary East West Records America.

The label's first release was Latin-rapper Gerardo, who scored a top 5, gold hit with "Rico Suave" in the spring of 1991. More early success came later in the year when the label released the debut album from Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, which went platinum in early 1992. During this time, Interscope also signed rapper Tupac Shakur, Primus, No Doubt and Nine Inch Nails. They also released Bad4Good's album, Refugee in 1992, yet it was a commercial flop.

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