Bob Dylan…The Cars…Queen…Joni Mitchell…The Stooges…The Cure…Bjork…Gipsy Kings…What do all of these artists and bands have in common? Certainly they’re not in the same era, or even the same musical genre. However, they were all on Elektra Records.
Elektra Records, founded by the visionary Jac Holzman in 1950, is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. If you look into Elektra’s past roster of artists, you’ll find it crosses vast terrains of the musical landscape, from folk to New Wave, from electronic to punk and everything in between. From decade to decade, Elektra often pushed the boundaries, both in terms of their artistic roster and technological pursuits, such as early adoption of the compact disc.
Given this spirit of innovation, it’s not surprising that Elektra looked for a platform that would help them create unique and interactive websites for music fans. They found a match in Cisco Eos®, which is enabling the Elektra.com site, the Elektra60.com site, as well as current Elektra artists such as Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green and Laza Morgan.
At Elektra60.com, you can find a timeline where you can walk through the rich history of the label from 1950 through today…from facts to images, music, videos and more. There is so much great content, that the team at Elektra are constantly adding new stuff to the site, so be sure to check back regularly.
For more information on Elektra’s 60th anniversary, check out the press release.
Congratulations, Elektra, Jac and everyone at Warner Music on the 60th anniversary!