Aftermath Entertainment is a record label founded in by artist, producer and entrepreneur, Dr. Aftermath albums have earned numerous RIAA certificates of platinum or higher throughout the years. Dreamville was established by Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, the Grammy-nominated artist and producer.
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In , Interscope acquired the exclusive rights to market and distribute releases from the hardcore hip hop label Death Row , whose artists included Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg , a decision that ultimately put the label at the center of the mids gangsta rap controversy. Separately, Iovine, who had produced records for U2 , Bruce Springsteen , and John Lennon , among others, was trying to raise money to start a label. I always liked the part of the business that's the first time you hear something, and I knew I wasn't in that business anymore. After a series of negotiations led by David Geffen , they came to an agreement, and in , Interscope Records was founded as a joint venture with Atlantic Records. In a article in Rolling Stone , David Wild wrote: "Interscope's start-up coincided with a period of incredible change in the music world. Nirvana had ushered in the alternative revolution While the major labels were packed with rosters full of expensive veteran artists who had to redefine themselves for a new rock era, Interscope was in the business of signing new artists and could — as Iovine puts it — 'move on a dime. Based in Westwood, California , Interscope was run by "music men". It was a departure from the music industry practices of the s and s, when labels traditionally appointed lawyers and promotion executives to senior positions.