Magna Carta Records is an independent record label located in East Rochester, New York. Magna Carta was formed in 1989 and is owned by Peter Morticelli and his partner Mike Varney.[1][2] The label, named for the 1215 English document advancing democracy, Magna Carta, has a diverse line-up consisting of musicians from many different genres, but is best known for many of its progressive rock/metal acts. Among the artists featured on the label are OHMphrey, Alex Skolnick Trio, Dave Martone, Kris Norris, and Doug Pinnick (of King's X).

Magna Carta Records
Founded1989 (1989)
Distributor(s)Warner Music Group
GenreProgressive rock/metal, jazz, alternative rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationEast Rochester, New York, U.S.

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As of June 1, 2009, Magna Carta began working with Alternative Distribution Alliance for North American distribution. Magna Carta formerly worked with Rykodisc which was acquired by ADA in early 2009. ADA is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group (WMG).

Magna Carta is distributed by Plastic Head in the UK and by Border Music in Scandinavia.

In June 2018, Magna Carta put its royalties and copyrights up for sale on the music auction site Royalty Exchange. The label had earned $104,000 in the past 12 months and sold for $570,000.

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  1. ^ "WDKX, House of Guitars in class of Music Hall of Fame". Democrat & Chronicle. February 24, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Woodard, Josef (April 25, 2019). "Label Watch: Tone Center". JazzTimes. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Hellman, Steve (February 20, 2019). "Celtic Rock band Tempest to perform at Willits Community Theatre". Ukiah Daily Journal. Retrieved September 21, 2020.

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