Founder Caius Pawson says he was unaware of the term's link to the 1915 genocide when he launched the label in 2005.
Young Turks -- the U.K.-based label behind The xx, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington and Sampha, among others -- has changed its name to Young. In addition, its associated management company is now Young Artists while its publishing company is Young Songs.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday (April 6) revealing the name change, label founder Caius Pawson said the decision to change the name came after he and other label employees "developed our own knowledge around" the connection of the term "Young Turks" to the 1915 Armenian genocide.
In the Instagram post, Pawson pointed out that the original inspiration for the label’s moniker was the Rod Stewart song of the same name and says he was unaware at the time of its founding in 2005 that the Young Turks was also the name of a group that carried out the Armenian genocide of 1915.