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ABKCO Unboxing | Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
ABKCO Unboxing | Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
ABKCO Full Unboxing |  Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
ABKCO Full Unboxing | Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Opening ABKCO
Opening ABKCO's The Rolling Stones In Mono Box Set
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: Analog Planet
L.C. Cooke - Put Me Down Easy
L.C. Cooke - Put Me Down Easy
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
She
She's A Rainbow (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
ABKCO Unboxing | The Rolling Stones In Mono
ABKCO Unboxing | The Rolling Stones In Mono
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Loudon Wainwright III- The Prisoner
Loudon Wainwright III- The Prisoner's Song- Boardwalk Empire Vol. 2 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Darkness) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Darkness) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: You Disgust Us) | ABKCO Films
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: You Disgust Us) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Music Featurette) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Music Featurette) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip:  Burn Your Money!) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Burn Your Money!) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: The Youth Generation) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: The Youth Generation) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/01/17
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (Box Promo Video) | ABKCO
Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (Box Promo Video) | ABKCO
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Record Store Day 2016: ABKCO Music & Records
Record Store Day 2016: ABKCO Music & Records
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: Gregory Short (popcrackle.com)
Rolling Stones Producer Glyn Johns on Mono Recordings
Rolling Stones Producer Glyn Johns on Mono Recordings
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Elvis Costello- It Had To Be You- Boardwalk Empire Vol. 2 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Elvis Costello- It Had To Be You- Boardwalk Empire Vol. 2 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Chubby Checker - Let
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again (lyrics)
Published: 2010/12/30
Channel: easylyricsorg3609
Blindman  (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Blindman (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: Cafe Iris) | ABKCO Films
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: Cafe Iris) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Funeral) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Funeral) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Margot Bingham - Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Boardwalk Empire Volume 3 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Margot Bingham - Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Boardwalk Empire Volume 3 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Do You Want Gold?) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Do You Want Gold?) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: Red Shoes) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: Red Shoes) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Fando y Lis (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Fando y Lis (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: The Love Machine) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: The Love Machine) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Endless Poetry (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Endless Poetry (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
2000 Light Years From Home (Original Single Mono Version)
2000 Light Years From Home (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Sam Cooke Legend (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Sam Cooke Legend (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2013/02/09
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Dandelion (Original Single Mono Version)
Dandelion (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Native Aztecs) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Native Aztecs) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Meeting the Alchemist) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Film Clip: Meeting the Alchemist) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Paint It, Black (Original Single Mono Version)
Paint It, Black (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: I Have Sold My Devil to the Soul) | ABKCO Films
Endless Poetry (Film Clip: I Have Sold My Devil to the Soul) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Holy Mountain (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
The Holy Mountain (Official Trailer) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Promotional Video) | ABKCO Films
The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Promotional Video) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Circus) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: The Circus) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Mick Jagger, Brian Jones & Keith Richards at press conference (Charlie is my Darling) | ABKCO Films
Mick Jagger, Brian Jones & Keith Richards at press conference (Charlie is my Darling) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: Father & Son) | ABKCO Films
The Dance of Reality (Film Clip: Father & Son) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Margot Bingham (Daughter Maitland)- I
Margot Bingham (Daughter Maitland)- I'm Going South- Boardwalk Empire Vol. 2 Soundtrack | ABKCO
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
You Can
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
The Rolling Stones - She
The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow (Official Lyric Video)
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: ABKCOVEVO
Paint It, Black
Paint It, Black
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Under My Thumb
Under My Thumb
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Midnight Rambler (Live From Madison Square Garden, New York/1969)
Midnight Rambler (Live From Madison Square Garden, New York/1969)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (DVD Promo Video)  | ABKCO Films
The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (DVD Promo Video) | ABKCO Films
Published: 2013/02/25
Channel: ABKCO Records /Films
Let
Let's Spend The Night Together (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
The Last Time (Original Single Mono Version)
The Last Time (Original Single Mono Version)
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Let It Bleed
Let It Bleed
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
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ABKCO Music & Records Inc
Predecessor Allen Klein & Co.
Founded 1961[1]
Founder Allen Klein
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.A
Number of employees
43[1]
Footnotes / references
distributed by Universal Music Group

ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. (ABKCO acronym of Allen & Betty Klein and COmpany) is an American major independent record label, music publisher, and film and video production company. It owns and or administers the rights to music by Sam Cooke, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Marianne Faithfull, Dishwalla, the Kinks as well as the Cameo Parkway label, which includes recordings by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, the Orlons, the Dovells, Question Mark & the Mysterians, the Tymes and Dee Dee Sharp. Until 2009, ABKCO administered Philles Records and its master recordings, including hits by the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes, the Crystals and others (via a licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing, which owned the Philles catalog since the mid-1990s).

ABKCO Records is currently distributed by Universal Music Distribution, which also controls distribution of the Rolling Stones' post-ABKCO catalog.[2]

In addition to music, ABKCO controls the rights to Alejandro Jodorowsky's early films, including Fando y Lis, El Topo, and The Holy Mountain.

Although it rarely releases new music, the label released Believe, an album for charity performed by professional baseball player Nick Swisher, and soundtrack albums for films directed by Wes Anderson and Edgar Wright.

History[edit]

ABKCO is the successor company to a business that was founded in 1961 as Allen Klein & Co. Allen Klein was then a business manager specializing in music clients including Bobby Darin and Sam Cooke and, later, managed the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. ABKCO Industries was founded in 1968 as an umbrella company involved in management, music publishing, film, TV and theatrical production. (The acronym stood for "Allen & Betty Klein and COmpany," although Klein would often joke that it stood for "A Better Kind of COmpany"). Later that year, ABKCO acquired the Cameo-Parkway Records catalog along with a manufacturing facility which the company later used to produce records by several of its artists, including the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

The label had been heavily criticized by many fans for keeping the Cameo-Parkway material unavailable until 2005. ABKCO's licensing policy prevented releasing the original version of songs for compilations.[3] ABKCO sat on the entire catalog of music from artists such as Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker. Some original artists had to re-record their hits for inclusion on bargain-basement oldies LP's.[4] Checker was forced to re-record his hits such as "The Twist".[5]

ABKCO is active in the release of compilations and reissues from its catalogs, film and commercial placement of its master recordings and music publishing properties. Jody Klein, president of ABKCO,[6] has been credited in the liner notes of the recordings in not only getting the Cameo-Parkway recordings (which he partially owns) finally released, but also overseeing an extensive remastering of the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, and Sam Cooke's 1960s recordings. Allen Klein died in 2009.

Lawsuits[edit]

In January 1970, the Beatles signed a music publishing management contract with ABKCO Industries.[7] At some point after the contract was terminated, ABKCO sued the group, a suit resolved in 1977 when the Beatles paid ABKCO $4.2 million; other ABKCO Beatles-related lawsuits continued for at least a decade.[8]

One such case would include ABKCO vs Harrisongs in which George Harrison -- under Harrison Interests -- was sued by Bright Tunes Music Corporation over the similarities between Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and a song Bright Tunes owned the rights to, "He's So Fine". At the time ABKCO was managing work released by Harrison, as well as other material by The Beatles, which meant that they were defendants in the case; that is until ABKCO made a motion to acquire Bright Tunes and all of their copyrights. After years of negotiation ABKCO acquired Bright Tunes and their copyrights, which included "He's So Fine", the song that Harrison had allegedly infringed the copyright of. Another lawsuit was then initiated by ABKCO against Harrrison Interests over the similarities between "My Sweet Lord" and "He's So Fine". Eventually, the case was ruled as copyright infringement on the part of Harrison, which resulted in paying damages for the infringement; however, ABKCO was also found guilty of breaching their fiduciary duty by purchasing Bright Tunes with intimate knowledge of the defendant's defense in the case, indicating that ABKCO was withhold the earnings from their acquisition, which was to be paid to Harrison Interests with interest. The decision was appealed by both parties, but the district court's decision was upheld by the appellate court.[9][10]

ABKCO successfully sued the Verve over their song "Bitter Sweet Symphony", which samples an Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra recording of "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones.[11]

In July 2008, ABKCO filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne for copyright infringement and unfair competition, specifically referring to the track "Playing with Fire" on his album Tha Carter III.[12] In the lawsuit, ABKCO claims that the song was obviously derived from the Rolling Stones' "Play with Fire", a song for which ABKCO owns the rights.[12][13] As a result, "Playing with Fire" was removed from the online music track listings of Tha Carter III.

Pop culture references[edit]

"Beware of Darkness" is a song by George Harrison that featured on his first post-Beatles album All Things Must Pass. When he was demo-ing this song for Phil Spector during 1970 he jokingly changed one line of the lyrics to "Beware of ABKCO".[14] This later became the name of a bootleg LP containing the recordings from that session.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abkco Music & Records Inc. "Abkco Music & Records Inc - New York, New York (NY) | Company Profile". Manta.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Soumya Sriraman Appointed Vice President Of Marketing and Operations, Universal Music and Video Distribution/Visual Entertainment - Mentions That Abkco is One of the Labels Distributed by UMG". New.umusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ Charles Hill (January 15, 2000). "Mostly disinKleined - ABKCO Records - Epinions.com". Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. 
  4. ^ "StereOldie Shop - Cameo Parkway". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. 
  5. ^ "K-Tel Greatest Hits - Chubby Checker". AllMusic. 
  6. ^ "The Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want Soulwax Remix by IORR". 
  7. ^ "The Beatles: The ABKCO Contract: Rockmine On-Line". Rockmine.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "ABKCO Music Inc. vs Harrisongs Music, Ltd". Digital Law Online. Archived from the original on November 3, 1983. Retrieved October 16, 2017. 
  10. ^ "944 F. 2d 971 - Abkco Music Inc v. Harrisongs Music Ltd". Open Jurist. Archived from the original on September 5, 1991. Retrieved October 16, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Horror stories of sampling" (archived 2009)
  12. ^ a b "Lil Wayne sued for using Rolling Stones track". NME. Los Angeles. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  13. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 25, 2008). "Lil Wayne Sued By Rolling Stones Publisher Over 'Playing With Fire'". MTV. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  14. ^ George Harrison (2001). All Things Must Pass (Album & CD). EMI. 


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