The label was founded in 1946 to be able to directly market the soundtracks of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film production . Pop music was later released on the label and until the early 1950s it was one of the big, so-called major labels . In Germany, MGM recordings were licensed by Deutsche Grammophon and sold as Polydor's sister label under the MGM label from 1959 . There were also German productions, especially with Connie Francis . In the 1960s, the sub-label Cub Records was founded for the British market and in 1961 Verve Records was bought by Norman Granz . In 1972 MGM Records was sold to PolyGram and dissolved in 1975.
In 1928, however, there had already been a company called Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Records . Its music recordings were not sold to the public, however, they came from MGM films and were played in the foyers of the cinemas.
MGM Records had u. a. the following artists under contract:
- Discography by MGM Records (English)