Reprise Records

Back in 1961, a man of vision, Frank Sinatra, began his own record label, Reprise Records. He wanted to retain more artistic freedom for his own recordings. A major principle of his label was that each artist would have full creative freedom, including at times complete ownership of their work; and sometimes their publishing rights. Reprise later became the home of many great artists such as Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beach Boys. How quickly Warners got rid of that principle…

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