Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. Records.
Reprise was originally formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. Fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. also moved to the label. Stand up comedian Redd Foxx also recorded for the label during its fledgling years. The label still issues any Sinatra work recorded while on the label and, after his death in 1998, it had great success with his greatest hits collections.
Reprise was sold to Warner Bros. Records in early 1963. In the time since, Warner Bros. has often treated Reprise as a bit of a secondary parent label, as many of its subsidiary labels have had their records released in conjunction with Reprise.
In the late 1970s, as Joni Mitchell and Captain Beefheart had left the label, Sinatra expressed a wish to be the sole artist on Reprise, but Neil Young refused to leave.
Today it is home to such artists as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Used, Neil Young, Mastodon, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Green Day, Fleetwood Mac, Josh Groban and My Chemical Romance. Reprise is also the US label for British band Depeche Mode.
It was formerly home to the Jimi Hendrix and the Barenaked Ladies' catalogs in the US