A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS

A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS HISTORY

In early 1983, Billboard reported that Raffi's albums had sold over 600,000 in his native Canada. By 1985, Raffi released six albums on A&M/Shoreline and all went gold and platinum in Canada. A&M Home Video released Raffi's "A Young Children's Concert with Raffi. It received a Parents Choice Award and aired on the Disney channel. It also released "Creative Parenting: The First 12 Months."

Raffi owned Shoreline Records and uses it for American distribution. He also owned Troubador Records and is used for Canadian distribution. A&M Canada began distribution in 1983 and A&M U.S. signed a distribution agreement in September 1984 and began distribution in 1985. A&M in both Canada and the U.S. distributed until 1990.

Elephant Records was begun in 1978. By 1978, Sharon, Lois & Bram released 14 albums on the label selling more than 2.7 million records. It was distributed by A&M Records Canada.

Children's Group had the Susan Hammond Classical Kids series that sold more than 1.5 records worldwide. It was distributed by A&M Records Canada.

By 1992, A&M was not signing new chidrens' artists.

In 1994, no other major label had a full roster of children's artists.

Shari Lewis performed for five days on Broadway with Lamb Chop on Broadway. A&M Children's Video Division recorded the preformances and promoted the show with radio and retail promotion around New York City.

Billboard reported that A&M was attempting to sell its children's audio and video line for $1.5 million in 1995.

A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS CHARTS

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A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS FORMATS AND PRICES

YEARSERIESALBUMCASSETTECD
1988 Shoreline Records 0200
Elephant Records 0300
Singalong Music 0400
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
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NA
NA
1989 Shoreline Records 0200
Elephant Records 0300
Singalong Music 0400
A&M Child. Video 61000
A&M Child. 8mm 61000
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
$14.98-19.98 VHS
$24.98
$8.98
$8.98
$8.98
$19.98 Beta
NA
No set price
NA
No set price
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NA

A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS EMPLOYEES

Thank you to all of the very talented members of A&M Childrens.

If your name does not appear in the list below, please send an e-mail and let us include you in the credits. Photos for the A&M Family Photo Album are always welcome! When you write, please include the years you worked at A&M and your job title or the name of the department where you worked. This information is also used to validate your registration for our A&M artists and staff contact information.


A - HI - PQ - Z
Mark Jaffe
Regina Kelland

A&M CHILDRENS RECORDS SOURCES

1. Book By Raffi to Be Published. Billboard, March 19, 1983, 56.
2. The Fountain of Youth (photo). Billboard, October 6, 1984, 3.
3. Children's Music Network Gathers Industry Together. Moira McCormick. Billboard,
    November 28, 1992, 65.
4. Acts Migrate Back to Indies in Kids' Music's Biggest Year. Moira McCormick. Billboard,
    December 24, 1994, 69.
5. Power Rangers, Direct-to-Vid Lead Non-Theatricals' Rise. Moira McCormick. Billboard,
    January 7, 1995, 72.
6. Bartels Shifts Labels But Sticks to Old Crew. Moira McCormick. Billboard, February 18, 1995.
7. Picture This. Seth Goldstein. Billboard, March 11, 1995, 61.
8. Billboard articles