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-{{Template}}'''Factory Records''' was a [[Manchester]] based [[United Kingdom|British]] [[independent record label]], started in [[1978 in music|1978]], which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as [[Joy Division]], [[New Order]], [[A Certain Ratio]], [[The Durutti Column]], [[Happy Mondays]], and (briefly) [[James (band)|James]] and [[Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark]]. Like the label [[4AD Records]], Factory Records used a creative team (most notably [[record producer]] [[Martin Hannett]] and [[graphic design]]er [[Peter Saville]]) which gave the label, and the artists recording for it, a particular sound and image. The label employed a unique cataloguing system that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but to artwork and other objects.+{| class="toccolours" style="float: left; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 2em; font-size: 85%; background:#c6dbf7; color:black; width:30em; max-width: 40%;" cellspacing="5"
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 +"Millionaire [[Tony Wilson]]'s company [[Factory Records]] was one of the sponsors of [[The Situationist International 1956-1972|the 1989 ICA exhibition]] (along with [[Beck's beer]]). Wilson also collected Situationist-linked artworks, including Debord's "[[Psychogeographical Map of Paris]]" (1953)."--Sholem Stein
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 +'''Factory Records''' was a [[Manchester]]-based British [[independent record label]] founded in 1978 by [[Tony Wilson]] and [[Alan Erasmus]]. The label collapsed in 1992 and was bought by [[London Records]].
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 +The label featured several important acts on its roster, including [[Joy Division]], [[New Order (band)|New Order]], [[A Certain Ratio]], [[the Durutti Column]], [[Happy Mondays]], [[Northside (band)|Northside]], and (briefly) [[Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark]] and [[James (band)|James]]. Factory also ran [[The Haçienda]] nightclub, in partnership with New Order.
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 +Like the [[4AD]] label, Factory Records used a creative team (most notably record producer [[Martin Hannett]] and [[graphic design]]er [[Peter Saville (graphic designer)|Peter Saville]]) which gave the label and the artists recording for it a particular sound and image. The label employed [[Factory Records catalogue|a unique cataloguing system]] that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but also to various other related miscellany, including artwork, films, living beings, and even Wilson's own casket.
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"Millionaire Tony Wilson's company Factory Records was one of the sponsors of the 1989 ICA exhibition (along with Beck's beer). Wilson also collected Situationist-linked artworks, including Debord's "Psychogeographical Map of Paris" (1953)."--Sholem Stein

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Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label founded in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus. The label collapsed in 1992 and was bought by London Records.

The label featured several important acts on its roster, including Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, the Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James. Factory also ran The Haçienda nightclub, in partnership with New Order.

Like the 4AD label, Factory Records used a creative team (most notably record producer Martin Hannett and graphic designer Peter Saville) which gave the label and the artists recording for it a particular sound and image. The label employed a unique cataloguing system that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but also to various other related miscellany, including artwork, films, living beings, and even Wilson's own casket.



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