Founded in 1947, Mercury has tried its hand at publishing most music genres. From Eddy Arnold and George Jones to Brook Benton and Johnny Preston to 10cc and BTO to Def Leppard and Pixies Three to the W. C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band, Velvet Underground and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Subsidiaries included Smash, Phillips, Casablanca, Big Life, EmArcy (jazz) and Wing. Eaten alive by Polygram.

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