CC = Compact Cassette. CD = Compact Disc. CDR = CD Recordable. EP = Extended play vinyl single. DVD = Digital Video Disk. DVDA = DVD Audio disk. HDCD = High Density CD. iPad = Apple iPad only music file. LP = Vinyl album. MD = Mini Disc. MP3 = Downloadable MP3 files. NET = Downloadable formats other than MP3. SACD = SACD. VHS = VHS video tape.
Arbiter Records Small USA label that took over the catalogue of Arbiter Recordings and puts out classical music (mostly historic recordings) and "world music" in the form of sundry traditional and modern works from the middle east. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Small German company that publishes historical recordings of classical music, primarily transfers from old 78 Rpm. pressings, however they also have some re-releases of taped music and some more novel products such as transfers of old Caruso recordings that have been mixed with modern recordings of backing orchestras. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, MP3.
Arhoolie Records Long running small US based label, Southern US music: Mexican, gospel, country, blues and texarcana. Mostly original recordings but also some reissues. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
ARSIS Small classical record company based in Boston, Massachusets, USA. Mostly vocal reocrdings and local repitore. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
ARS NOVA Notorius Russian bootlegger, this company appears for all intents and purposes legit and sells a lot of products over the net to the rest of the world but is actually a new breed of bootleggers that specialises copying the works of small independent labels and artists that cannot afford to legally defend themselves. We have been contacted by a couple of organisations that wish to make it clear that they are not connected with this company although they share the name, since none of them is Russian that should be self evident.
Artegra USA based audiophile record label, mostly jazz/trad but also a classical recording or 2, originally released CD's but now only publishes hybrid SACD's that can be played on both CD players and SACD players. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Arthaus Musik A company that specialises in making DVD's of classical music performances in particular opera, interestingly their disk have an uncompressed PCM track in addition to the more usual compressed multichannel audio. -- Official homepage Formats supported : DVD.
Asian Music International Better known as AMI Records, this is record and publishing company based in Thailand that puts out jazz and light classical music in addition to traditional Thai music and westernised variants of such. Rooster is mostly local artists (including the King of Thainlad!) but some western musicians that have passed through the country have recorded for the label as well. Also publishes sheet music. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP.
USA based company that is one of the smaller majors around, was in its early days linked to Soul and Jazz music and distributed by Stax Records but these days is primarily and R&B, Rap and mainstream Pop/Rock label although they have published anything from electronica to classical. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Audio Fidelity A reissue label formed by the people behind DCC Compact Classics, mostly Jazz but also lots of 50's and 60's pop and more geared towards American tastes in music but a couple of gems there nonetheless,. CD and LP releases are of "audiophile quality materials" but the website does not give out any technical details. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP, SACD. Distribution: In Canada by Liberty Trading and in Croatia by Son Et Image
Audiofon Records USA based classical music label, primarily a standard repertoire and local artists. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD. Audiofon Records, Offices at Grand Bay Plaza, Penthouse One, 2665 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33133, USA. E-Mail: info $at$ audiofonrecords.com.