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Revised 19/4/11

JIVE
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1981-1989

Labels

Festival
Liberation/EMI
Liberation/EMI
BMG
K 8432 - 1981
to
K 9086 - 1983
LS 1557 - 1985
to
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LS 1999 - 1987
to
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JIVE 234 - 1989
UK numbering
In late 1971, Clive Calder and Ralph Simon began their partnership in forming businesses in record production, music publishing, artist management and concert promotion in South Africa. In 1972, a young producer named Mutt Lange began producing songs for Calder. The trio of Calder, Simon and Lange decided in 1974 that they had to get out of South Africa. They pooled together what little money they had and moved to London and created the publishing company Zomba Corporation, operating out of Calder's bedroom space in London. 
Jive Records was formed in 1981. 
Jive operated as an independently managed label until 2002 when Bertelsmann Music Group acquired the remainder of Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which was at the time the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
K 8432 - 1982
to
K 8638 - may 1982
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
K 9086 - 1983
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
LS 1557 - 1985
to
LS 1999 - 1987
EMI distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
JIVE 189 - 1989
to
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BMG distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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