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Revised 12/7/10

JIVE
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1982-2002

Labels

Arista
Arista
RCA
RCA
101 - 1982
to
103 - 1982
2001 - 1982
to
2006 - 1983
9000 series to 1983
(shared with Arista)
9000 series
1983 to 1986
(shared with Arista)
1001 - 1986
to
1089 - 1987
The record shown is a reissue
1990
In late 1971, Clive Calder and Ralph Simon began their partnership in forming businesses in record production, music publishing, artist management and concert promotion in South Africa. In 1972, a young producer named Mutt Lange began producing songs for Calder. The trio of Calder, Simon and Lange decided in 1974 that they had to get out of South Africa. They pooled together what little money they had and moved to London and created the publishing company Zomba Corporation, operating out of Calder's bedroom space in London. Jive Records was formed in 1981.
Jive operated as an independently managed label until 2002 when Bertelsmann Music Group acquired the remainder of Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which was at the time the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label.
No reference
2002
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1982
to
1986
Arista distribution
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See Arista Records
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 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
1986
to
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RCA distribution
21-107-1 PT 25
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to
1990
RCA distribution
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
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