JAZZ Vinyl Labels – MGM


MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. In the early 1950s, MGM Records was considered as one of the “major” record companies (besides Columbia, RCA, Decca, Capitol and Mercury). Subsidiary Cub Records was launched in the early sixties and Verve Records was acquired from Norman Granz in 1961.
MGM Records was sold to PolyGram in 1972.

Mention should be made of a short lived Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Records of 1928; it produced recordings of music featured in MGM movies, not sold to the general public but made to be played in movie theater lobbies. These Metro-Goldwyn Mayer records were manufactured under contract with the studio by Columbia Records.


Jazz MGM microgroove

Jazz MGM mono 1

MGM Record 1st Mono Label, with groove
MGM Record 2nd Mono Label, with groove

Jazz MGM Stereo 1

Jazz MGM stereo 2

MGM Record 1st Stereo Label,內有一圈深溝
MGM Record 2nd Stereo Label, without groove