Today, Verve is one of the world’s leading jazz labels. The GRP imprint mainly releases smooth jazz nowadays along with UMG catalog items not including ABC Records or PolyGram titles.

The Verve imprint itself manages much of the jazz catalog that once belonged to PolyGram (not including recordings by Herb Alpert for his A&M Records label which Alpert acquired in a legal settlement with Universal Music and are licensed to Shout! Factory), while the Impulse! Records imprint manages the portion of Universal’s catalog that was acquired from ABC Records, which itself includes the jazz catalog of the Famous Music Group, once owned by Paramount Pictures/Gulf+Western, but was sold to ABC in 1974. Meanwhile, GRP manages the rest of MCA/Universal’s jazz catalog, including releases once issued on the Decca and Chess labels.

It was confirmed on December 15, 2011 that David Foster will become Chairman of Verve Music Group

Although UMG acquired EMI’s recorded music operations in 2012, that company’s jazz recordings will be managed by Capitol Music Group through Blue Note Records for the time being.

Review of the new album 'Moving On' by Kan Wakan, the album comes out on August 14th in NorthAmerica and Europe. The first single is "Are We Saying Goodbye"

Review Of ‘Moving On’ By Kan Wakan

Kan Wakan was formed by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Gueorgui I. Linev. He added Kristianne Bautista and Peter Potyondy, and the sound evolved. The new album Moving On is well produced; a skillful crafting of orchestral,

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