6 Facts About Columbia Records

1. In 1917, Columbia Records used this studio to make one of the earliest jazz records, by the Original Dixieland Jass Band.

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2. In 1913, Columbia Records moved into the Woolworth Building in New York City and housed its first recording studio there.

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3. In 1997, Columbia Records made an affiliation with unsigned artist promotion label Aware Records to distribute Aware's artists' music.

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4. In 1953, Columbia Records formed a new subsidiary label Epic Records.

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5. On February 25, 1925, Columbia Records began recording with the electric recording process licensed from Western Electric.

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6. In July 1912, Columbia Records decided to concentrate exclusively on disc records and stopped manufacturing cylinder phonographs, although they continued selling Indestructible's cylinders under the Columbia name for a year or two more.

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