|Genre||Folk rock, re-issues|
Hannibal Records was a record label and one of the first to work with the World music genre. Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. Joe Boyd (born August 5, 1942) is an American Record producer and former owner of the Witchseason production company In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians
Hannibal was started by Joe Boyd in 1980. Joe Boyd (born August 5, 1942) is an American Record producer and former owner of the Witchseason production company Boyd had produced records by artists such as Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention and released recordings by these artists as well as others such as The Trio Bulgarka on his new label. Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974 was an English Singer-songwriter and Musician best known for his acoustic autumnal songs The Incredible String Band (abbreviated as ISB were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1965 Trio Bulgarka (also known as "Three Golden Coins" previously known as "Bulgarka Folk Trio" is a Bulgarian vocal ensemble
Around this time folk music from around the world was being released by different labels but was so varied it did not fit into a particular genre. Boyd and a collection of other music industry leaders decided to coin the term world music in order to give this music a name for marketing purposes. The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Hannibal began releasing records under the world music banner.
In the early 1990s Hannibal was purchased by independent label Rykodisc. Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. Joe Boyd continued managing the label until the late 1990s when Rykodisc was purchased by Palm Pictures. Rykodisc Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group. After Boyd's departure from Hannibal the label lay dormant.
In 1998 Andrew Childs took over the running of Hannibal. A new lineup of artists was introduced including Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno and the label began to reissue recordings from the All Saints label. Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945 in Bristol) is an English Musician, and founding member of the influential Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951 in London, England) is a musician and Record producer. Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer As well as these established artists Hannibal began to sign new artists such as folk rock band The Eighteenth Day of May.
In 2006 Rykodisc was bought by Warner music. In December of 2006, Warner decided to close down Hannibal.
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