Founded in 1956 by: George Goldner, Joe Kolsky, Morris Levy & Phil Khals
Catalog sold in 1989 to consortium of Rhino (non jazz catalog for the US) and EMI (jazz catalog for the US, all catalog in the rest world) - EMI jazz part certainly managed by Blue Note
Top parent company: EMI Music Group ?
Distributed by: probably Blue Note ?
Catalog reissued by: probably Blue Note, with or without the name "Roulette" or "Roulette Jazz", and Rhino as well.

Note: Roulette is not a subsidiary, and before linking it to EMI Music Group, please investigate EMI history at the time of the deal.
Additional confusion: note that EMI has the rights on the brand Roulette, and lately Blue Note decided to revive it to reissue the historical catalog under that imprint.

The Roulette/(Royal) Roost jazz catalog is now managed by Blue Note (since circa post-1989, with recent CD reissues appearing under the "Roulette Jazz" imprint). The Roulette pop and R&B catalog is now managed by Rhino Records in North America*, and elsewhere by EMI, which owns the "Roulette" name and logos.

* Warner Music Group now has the rights to the Roulette pop/R&B catalogue in North America, while EMI has the rights in the rest of the world. EMI has the global rights to the jazz catalogue and the "Roulette" name.

Annotation last modified on 2012-02-12 06:55 .


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