The Verve Label Group (VLG), a division of Universal Music Group based in New York City, is home to many of the most acclaimed artists in Jazz and Classical music, while also strongly focused on championing emerging talent across all genres.
Verve Records, founded in 1956, holds the world’s richest jazz catalogue and features seminal recordings from legendary artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Stan Getz and Billie Holiday among others. Verve also served as the original home of pioneering acts The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa. The revitalized Verve Records is once again home to historic imprints including Verve Forecast (Richie Havens, Laura Nyro, Captain Beefheart), Impulse! (John Coltrane, Charles Mingus) and Decca Records.
Decca Gold is the new U.S. classical music label based in NYC. It will serve as the American home for all new classical artists, continuing the rich tradition of a historic legacy dating back to 1956 with artists such as Andrés Segovia, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Arrau, and Dave Brubeck. The revitalized imprint has recently forged new partnerships with the New York Philharmonic and The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as well as artist signings with the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet and rising star soprano Nadine Sierra.
Universal Music Classics is home to the new U.S. classical music label, Decca Gold, and the esteemed European labels Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Mercury KX and ECM.