Decca Records

Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis, American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil. In 1937, anticipating Nazi aggression leading to World War II, Lewis sold American Decca and the link between the UK and U.S. Decca labels was broken for several decades.[2] The British label was renowned for its development of recording methods, while the American company developed the concept of cast albums in the musical genre.

Decca Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1929; 92 years ago (1929)
FounderEdward Lewis
Distributor(s)Decca Music Group (UK), Verve Label Group (US),[1] Universal Music Group (rest of world)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationKensington, London, United Kingdom
Official website

Both wings are now part of the Universal Music Group, which is co-owned by Vivendi, a media conglomerate headquartered in Paris, and Tencent, a Chinese technology company. The US Decca label was the foundation company that evolved into UMG (Universal Music Group).