Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA

Founded: 1990

Founded by: Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field

Link: Official Site


Interscope Records is a American record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group and was founded by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field. Interscope Geffen A&M is the distributor of Interscope Records, although A&M (Interscope's sister label) formerly operated with then-active Octone Records, LLC, A&M was never active since 1999-present, but the name has been used by Interscope Records, for releases by The Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas, and Vanessa Carlton.

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One of the bigger subsidiaries of a major label, Interscope was started in 1990 as part of Atlantic records. Their earlier releases tended to be of the artier, less commericially viable artists that would get picked up by majors partially out of prestige and partially in hopes that they might end up having a fluke hit. Over time, though, they tended, like most major labels did, to go to the more straight pop stuff and more of proven acts. In 1998, via a merger with its parent company, Interscope swallowed up PolyGram, Geffen and A&M.

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