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.
Balkan Records A label that mostly re-releases recordings put out by the old Balkan Records Co., that is "Balkan folk music", note that this is Balkan in the American sense, i.e. USA folk music with Balkan influences rather than folk music from the Balkans. Also has some Baltic influenced folk music, OTR, nostalgia and novelty recordings. Run by Esoteric Sound. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CC, CD.
Basta Audio/Visual Dutch company that releases CD's under the Basta Music label, the bulk of their catalogue feature Dutch artists and repertorie ranging from childrens songs to hard core experimental electronic music, but there are a lot of hard to find classical works ther in between and this is also the current label of the Beau Hunks that specialise in obscure Americana. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD. Basta Audio/Visual, Aalsmeerderweg 14, 1432 CR Aalsmeer, Holland. Tel: +31 297 360 144. Fax: +31 297 360 147. E-Mail info AT bastamusic.com.
Bauer Studios Primarily a production house and a recording studio in Ludwigsburg in Germany but does put out classical music under the Animato label, brass band music under the B-ton label, jazz under the Chaos Records label and religious classical music using the Sacral label. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Bayer Records One of the bigger fully independent classical music labels out there, big enough to have a mid and budget price lines as well as the more standard full price releases, wide range of works and also publishes compilations and historical recordings. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
BBC Worldwide The company typically licences it's in-house recordings to a variety of labels for release but the company is increasingly commercialising those recordings itself, publishes under a variety of labels but the most interesting is probably the BBC Radio Collection subimprint that publishes popular radio shows. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CC, CD, DVD, VHS.
Beggars Banquet One of Britain's largest independent record companies, along with output done under their own name they also release or have released under the City Beat, Don't Fall Off The Mountain, MoWax, Placebo, Situation 2, XL and 4AD. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, DVD.
Blue Note USA based jazz, blues and r&b label that is also active in France, part of the EMI group. Also issues under the Capitol Jazz, Mosaic, Pacific Jazz and Roulette Jazz labels. French hompage. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Blue Tunes Records German Trance specialist label, sometimes referred to as Blue Tunes Recordings. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, MP3. Blue Tunes Records, Postfach 15 01 27, 19031 Schwerin, Germany.
BMG Ariola Classics An arm of the Bertelsmann group that releases classical music, jazz and "world music". Includes the Ariola, Arte Nove, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and RCA Red Label . -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Bongiovanni Italian classical label, puts emphasis on opera and other vocal works, on Italian composers and is especially known for their historical recordings even though they do have a quite a varied catalogue including a nice selection of early music. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
USA based audiophile record label founded in 2008 by David Fonn (ex-Cisco Music) and Larry Marks (ex-Acoustic Control Corp.). The label specialises in putting out vinyl and gold CD re-issues of Jazz and pop records. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP.