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Disney Acquires Mammoth Records

By Compiled From Wire Services

The Walt Disney Co. on Monday purchased the alternative label Mammoth Records in its latest bid to bolster its struggling music business.

In buying Carrboro, N.C.-based Mammoth, Disney picks up not only a few promising acts, but Mammoth founder and president Jay Faires.

With Mammoth, Faires has cultivated popular and profitable bands such as Squirrel Nut Zippers, whose album “Hot” went gold featuring a sound reminiscent of the Big Band era.

“We’re going to maintain our culture … but I think there’s leverages you get with being with a bigger company,” Faires said.

“Whether it’s one of my artists writing a song for a hit TV show at ABC to help his career … or doing a soundtrack for the next ‘Pulp Fiction,’ those are the kinds of benefits that could catapult us to becoming a major record company,” he said.

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