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Rounder Records sold to Calif. company

Founders say deal was the best option to preserve independent label in long run

Ken Irwin (left), Marian Leighton Levy, and Bill Nowlin founded Rounder Records in 1970. One of Rounder’s successes was a collaboration between Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Ken Irwin (left), Marian Leighton Levy, and Bill Nowlin founded Rounder Records in 1970. One of Rounder’s successes was a collaboration between Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / April 15, 2010

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Rounder Records, a 40-year-old independent music label based in Burlington, has been sold to the Concord Music Group of Beverly Hills, Calif., for an undisclosed price. Both parties say Rounder’s identity, and its role as a source of American roots music, won’t change. (Full article: 802 words)

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