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  • Capitol Records, LLC (also referred to simply as Capitol and Hollywood and Vine) is an American record label part of the Capitol Music Group and a wholly owned division of Universal Music Group (UMG)

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  • The label was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by three industry insiders, Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva and Glenn Wallichs
  • In 1955, the label was acquired by the British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary
  • EMI was later acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012, and was merged with the company in 2013, making Capitol Records and the Capitol Music Group both a part of the Universal Music Group
  • Capitol Records' circular Los Angeles headquarter building (the Capitol Records Building) is a recognized landmark of California

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