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.
Delta Music One of the worlds largest publisher of budget CD's, operates a variety of labels including Capriccio and Legend, their LaserLight Digital is the worlds biggest budget classical label (by distribution and sales figures, not by catalogue size). -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Deutsche Grammophon Legendary German classical label, has traditionally released more "new classical" music than other big labels, for vinyl releases of the DG catalogue see Speakers Corner, has a few sublabels such as Archiv Produktion that specialises in recordings of early classical music. Their London branch uses to issue recording under the Helidor label but that has not been used for some time. Has fairly recently started to release SACD disks, most of them are actually conversions of PCM recordings but are almost all multichannel, the company has hinted that all original releases will be available in the an SACD format in the future. Company originally founded in 1898 by Joseph and Emile Berliner. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CC, CD, DVD, SACD.
Doremi Records Classical label based in Canada, mostly concentrated on reissues, and then mostly on violin compositions and features many a rare masterpiece, but a quick glance at their catalogue gives the impression that it does not hurt to be Jewish when being considered as a master of the violin by this company. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Dorian US based audiophile label that issues classical and acoustic recordings. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, HDCD.
Elusive Disc USA based trading company, primarily an on-line retailer of audiophile LP's and CD's but also carries high end hi-fi hardware. They have also issued XRCD discs with material licensed from Blue Note Records that they sell under the Audio Wave label. -- Official homepage -- Audio Wave homepage Formats supported : CD. Distribution: In Canada by Liberty Trading. Elusive Disc Inc., 4020 Frontage Road, Anderson, IN 46013, USA. Tel: +1 765 608 5340. Fax: +1 765 608 5341..
EMI Group A major record publishing company based in the UK, the last major in fact that has not been the subject of a take-over by a larger more diversified company. Apart from local releases it has branches all over the world that publish local artists. Sublabels include Additive Records, AstralwerksAutonomy Records, Blue Note Records, CapitolCaroline, Chrysalis, Electrola, Food Records, Forefront, Hemisphere, Higher Octave Music, Hostile Records, Java Records, Labels that publishes modern French pop and rock,Matador, Melankolic Records, Mosaic Records, Narada, Parlophone, Play That Beat!, Positiva Records, Priority Records, Real World, Scamp Records, Source, Sparrow, Toshiba, Ultra-Lounge, Vernon Yard and Virgin. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CC, CD, DVD, DVDA. LP, NET, SACD, VHS.
EMI Classics The classical music arm of the EMI group although it also handles some jazz and other light music as well. Apart from releasing music from it's UK headquarters it also has departments in Germany, the USA and Italy that record and publish locally but increasingly all disks get a global release. Sublabels include Angel, Classics For Pleasure which is their budget and mid price imprint, Manhattan Records and Virgin Classics. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD, DVD. Virgin Classics
ERS Records Dutch label that concentrates on experimental and related music and releases mostly on vinyl. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP.
ERS Útgáfan Tiny Icelandic label that has put out a CD with "Icelandic lieder", there is no tradition of lieder in Iceland BTW, the practise of taking traditional and original Icelandic songs and arranging them in 19th century lieder style can be blamed on the Icelandic State Broadcasting Corp. (Ríkisútvarpið), to fulfil it's obligation of bringing both "high" and "national" culture to the proles this format was simply the cheapest to record, you only needed to pay a singer and a pianist and thus became the mainstay of native classical music broadcasting there especially in the 50's to the early 80's. And appropriately enough the CD in question was recorded by the afforemented Icelandic State Br. etc..... -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Fone Italian classical label. label, has a dozen or more hybrid SACD releases out and interestingly was the first label to offer them at the same price as a full price classical release. Distribution: In Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland by Conceptas Anstalt and in the UK by UKD. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Geneon Formerly a division of Pioneer and then known as Pioneer Entertainment, this Japanese/American company publishes mostly jazz and easy listening music on CD but is best known for their music related video content including some exellent classical titles and re-releases of some of the material from the famous German rock-show MusikLaden. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, DVD, VHS.
Granny Press A label run by childrens educators Esther Nelson and Davida Hirsch that has re-released some of the childrens physical education/motivational records the 2 have released through the years on cassettes. It's not as boring or banal as is sounds, I remember listening to record that Mr. Nelson did with Bruce Haack in the 70's that was quite fun, probably even more fun if you are 3 though. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CC.
Groove Note Small USA based audiophile Jazz label, one of the last labels to issue LP's that are cut direct to disk, company has stated that all future titles will be available on SACD!>. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP, SACD. Distribution: In Canada by Liberty Trading
GRP USA based label issuing under the Verve, Impulse, Blue Thumb and Vintage Vault labels along with it's own, owned by Universal. Mostly jazz and blues music. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.