High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! XYZ Records was a record label founded by Frank Slay and Bob Crewe, mainly as an outlet for their own songs. THe label opened in 1957 and was sporadically active till about 1960, their only success was with The Rays "Silhouettes" that was taken over for national distribution by Cameo Records in Philadelphia. THe initial XYZ recordings were numbered 100 through to 106. IN late 1958 United Artists financed the reactivation of XYZ and The Rays Once again are in the studios re-recording one of their earlier couplings "Elevator Operator/Souvenir of Summertime" and was released as number 2001. FUrther recordings under this period were numbered 600 through to 611 all without much success. IN the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.