Music Corporation of America

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The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. MCA publishes music, books music acts, and runs a record label.

MCA was founded as a music booking agency based in Chicago in 1924 by Jules Stein. MCA entered the music business in 1962 with the purchase of the US Decca branch (which was later renamed MCA Records), including Coral Records and Brunswick Records. In 1979 it acquired ABC Dunhill Records along with its subsidiaries ABC Records, Paramount Records, Impulse Records, Dot Records and Dunhill Records. Chess Records was acquired in 1985, Motown Records was bought in 1988 (and sold to Polygram in 1993). GRP Records and Geffen Records were acquired in 1990. In the same year, the MCA Corporation holding company was purchased by the Matsushita group. Its assets have since been under different ownerships, most recently under control of France-based Vivendi. In the late 1990s, MCA's music holdings were renamed Universal Music Group, shortly before buying Polygram from Philips.

In the spring of 2003, MCA Records was folded into Geffen Records. Its country music label, MCA Nashville Records is still in operation.

MCA ran "RadioMOI" Music On Internet company.

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