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      This is a long term project to list every Record Label that ever existed. An impossible project, for sure, but I can find nothing on-line that attempts the following:
Purposes/Goals of these pages ... To include:
      1) Every known Record Label whether it still exists or not,
      2) A Bibliographic Index to where you can find a Record Company description, short biography, or discography in the listed books, AND
      3) Every known address where each Label is or has been located at one or more points in time.

      Goal #3 is what makes these pages different from any other Label list, anywhere, all of which list only one current address per Label. All the addresses are from published source books and magazines I own and were current as of the publication date(s) following each address. Some of the addresses are over 50 years old (earliest 1960). Therefore, as they may or may not still be current today, the addresses may be most useful as an historical record of each Company. It is for this reason that, if the print sources include them, because they are more likely to change oftener than a postal mailing address, Label telephone numbers, Web sites** and E-Mail addresses are NOT included here. Check the original sources for that information, or search the Web for it.
    ** = Exception, record companies which have no name, only a URL, like "record--company.com", will be listed. Plus, they will be cross-referenced in one place.
      Restricting the sources for these pages to just printed books and magazines will hinder the "complete list of labels" goal. However, I do not know how anyone can verify a label's existence, both today and decades from today, if the label's name NEVER appeared anywhere in a widely available print source.
      The suffix "Records" is implied after most Label names listed here, but it is included only if it was specifically used in the source. If the same identical address was found in multiple sources, the sources are listed left to right in chronological order.

      What these pages do NOT do: 1) They do not indicate whether any Label is currently active or not, and 2) They do not attempt to verify that the most recent address found in a book, is the Label's address today. Therefore:
      IMPORTANT: Verify with a second CURRENT source before mailing to any historical address on these pages!

      Every address on these pages came from a published book (1960*-2009).   Except for Terry E. Gordon's site, Rockin' Country Style, which only lists city/state/province, none of this information was obtained from anywhere else on the Web, or from anyone who sent me an address or city/state/country that never appeared in a book or magazine.
    * = The only pre-1960 book I own with a list of Record Companies, NHD48 (1948), has no addresses.

Selection by Label Name A-Z


Sources DONE and included in the Label listings on these pages in Author order:

| Sources DONE in Code order | Other Sources not indexed yet |
| All Sources in Date Order |

  1. NAM89 -- 1989, Birosik. The New Age Music Guide
  2. BFD98 -- 1998, Brooks, Cub Koda & Brooks. Blues for Dummies
  3. NHD48 -- 1948, Delaunay (Schaap & Avakian). New Hot Discography: The Standard Directory of Recorded Jazz, (4th Printing March 1966)
  4. MHT00 -- 2000, Deutsch. MusicHound Soundtracks {C}
  5. AMG92 -- 1992, Erlewine, etc.. All Music Guide, 1st ed.
  6. MGB96 -- 1996, Erlewine, etc.. All Music Guide to the Blues, 1st ed.
  7. MGB03 -- 2003, Erlewine, etc. All Music Guide to the Blues, 3rd ed.
  8. MGC97 -- 1997, Erlewine, etc.. All Music Guide to Country, 1st ed.
  9. MGJ98 -- 1998, Erlewine, etc.. All Music Guide to Jazz, 3rd ed.
  10. EJN60 -- 1960, Feather. The New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Jazz
  11. EJX66 -- 1966, Feather. The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties
  12. MHR98 -- 1998, Graff, Freedom du Lac & McFarlin. MusicHound R&B
  13. NFM91 -- 1991, Harris. The New Folk Music
  14. IAJyy -- 2010, IAJRC. The IAJRC Journal
  15. BRG00 -- 2000, IBMA. 2000 Bluegrass Resource Guide
  16. BRG06 -- 2006, IBMA. 2006 Bluegrass Resource Guide
  17. MHL98 -- 1998, Knopper. MusicHound Lounge
  18. MHS99 -- 1999, Knopper. MusicHound Swing
  19. IMG05 -- 2005, Long. The Waltons Guide to Irish Music
  20. MHC97 -- 1997, Mansfield & Graff. MusicHound Country
  21. RSN83 -- 1983, Marsh & Swenson. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide
  22. CLR59 -- 1987, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1959
  23. CLR60 -- 1987, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1960
  24. CLR61 -- 1990, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1961
  25. MHB98 -- 1998, Rucker. MusicHound Blues, 1st ed.
  26. MHB02 -- 2002, Rucker & Schuller. MusicHound Blues, 2nd ed.
  27. CMR04 -- 2004, Russell. Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942
  28. FMS76 -- 1976, Sandberg & Weissman. The Folk Music Sourcebook, 1st ed.
  29. CMG00 -- 2000, Sawyers. Celtic Music: A Compete Guide
  30. MLG02 -- 2002, Thompson. The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting
  31. MHF98 -- 1998, Walters & Mansfield. MusicHound Folk
  32. CMA80 -- 1980, Zalkind. Contemporary Music Almanac 1980/81
    Other Sources not indexed yet

Selection by Label Name A-Z


Bibliography in Source Code Order:

| Sources DONE in Date Order | Sources NOT DONE YET |
| Genres of music covered by these books |

    {C} = Oshkosh Public Library, I do not own a copy (MHT00)

  1. {AMG92} = 1992, All Music Guide, 1st ed., Erlewine, etc.
        "Record Companies" p. 1140,1142 -- biographies, no addresses, p. 1141
        -- 46 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  2. {BFD98} = 1998, Blues for Dummies, Brooks, Cub Koda & Brooks
        "The Best Blues Labels" p. 237-243, short biography of each one
        -- 15 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  3. {BRG00} = 2000, 2000 Bluegrass Resource Guide, IBMA
        88 p., International Bluegrass Music Association, Owensboro, KY, ISBN/LC: none
        "Record Companies & Publishers" p. 73,75
        -- 30 labels w/owner name, addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses -- Total
  4. {BRG06} = 2006, 2000 Bluegrass Resource Guide, IBMA
        130 p., International Bluegrass Music Association, Nashville, TN, ISBN/LC: none
        "Record Companies & Publishers" p. 113,119
        -- 38 labels w/owner name, addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses -- Total
  5. {CLR59} = 1987, The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1959, Osborne
        discographies of 1,123 Labels on 45, EP and LP
        -- 1,123 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  6. {CLR60} = 1987, The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1960 Osborne
        discographies of 1,056 Labels on 45, EP and LP
        -- 1,056 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  7. {CLR61} = 1990, The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1961 Osborne
        discographies of 1,172 Labels on 45, EP and LP
        -- 1,172 labels w/no addresses -- Total
        but not one single Address, City, State or Country identification
        See also CLR62-CLR67
  8. {CMA80} = 1980, Contemporary Music Almanac 1980/81, Zalkind
        "Directory of Record Companies" p. 415-417
        -- 94 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  9. {CMG00} = 2000, Celtic Music: A Compete Guide, Sawyers
        "Select Record Labels" p. 335-336
        -- 22 labels w/addresses, Web sites for most, some E-Mail addresses -- Total
  10. {CMR04} = 2004, Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942, Russell
        discographies of Labels on 78, "Record Label Histories" p. 9-33 -- biographies, no addresses, "Record Labels" p. 44-45
        -- 78 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  11. {EJN60} = 1960, The New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Jazz, Feather
        "Record Companies" p. 522-523
        -- 145 labels w/addresses -- Total
        [all 1963 era and before state abbreviations were converted to the USPS 2-letter state codes, e.g. N.Y. / NY, Calif. / CA]
  12. {EJX66} = 1966, The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties, Feather
        "Jazz Record Companies" p. 306-307
        -- 98 labels w/addresses -- Total
        [all 1963 era and before state abbreviations were converted to the USPS 2-letter state codes. The codes were not completely standard 3 years later in 1966, so this book has a random mix of before and after: "New York 19, N.Y." and "New York, NY 10019"]
  13. {FMS76} = 1976, The Folk Music Sourcebook, 1st ed., Sandberg & Weissman
        "Record Companies" p. 4-7
        -- 234 labels w/addresses -- Total
        [all 1963 era and before state abbreviations were converted to the USPS 2-letter state codes.]
  14. {IAJyy} = 2010, The IAJRC Journal, IAJRC ( International Association of Jazz Record Collectors)
        "Label Profile" column by Herb Young (started March 2010), biography, address and Web site
        e.g. IAJ104301 means: 2010 Volume 43, No. 1 - aka 43(1)
        43(1) Gemini-Taurus, 43(2) Jazzed Media, 43(3) Arbors Jazz - (sample column scan)
  15. {IMG05} = 2005, The Waltons Guide to Irish Music, Long
        "Specialist Record Companies" p. 422-423 -- biographies
        -- 12 labels w/addresses, Web sites for most -- Total
  16. {MGB96} = 1996, All Music Guide to the Blues, 1st ed., Erlewine, etc.
        "Blues Labels" p. 383-390, biography of each one
        -- 24 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  17. {MGB03} = 2003, All Music Guide to the Blues, 3rd ed., Erlewine, etc.
        "Blues Labels" p. 704-711, biography of each one
        -- 24 labels w/no addresses -- Total
        The 24 label names are identical in this book's 1st and 3rd editions.
  18. {MGC97} = 1997, All Music Guide to Country, 1st ed., Erlewine, etc.
        "Label Addresses" p. 590
        -- 19 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some Web sites & E-Mail addresses -- Total
  19. {MGJ98} = 1998, All Music Guide to Jazz, 3rd ed. Erlewine, etc.
        "Labels" p. 1325-1341, short biography of each one
        -- 209 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  20. {MHB98} = 1998, MusicHound Blues, 1st ed., Rucker
        "Record Labels" p. 443-449
        -- 257 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some E-Mail addresses -- Total
  21. {MHB02} = 2002, MusicHound Blues, 2nd ed., Rucker & Schuller
        "Record Labels" p. 479-485
        -- 254 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some E-Mail addresses -- Total
  22. {MHC97} = 1997, MusicHound Country, Mansfield & Graff
        "Record Labels" p. 539-541
        -- 92 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some E-Mail addresses -- Total
  23. {MHF98} = 1998 MusicHound Folk, Walters & Mansfield
        "Record Labels" p. 891-894
        -- 144 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some E-Mail addresses -- Total
  24. {MHL98} = 1998, MusicHound Lounge, Knopper
        "Record Labels" p. 517-518
        -- 64 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  25. {MHR98} = 1998, MusicHound R&B, Graff, Freedom du Lac & McFarlin
        "Record Labels" p. 665-667
        -- 81 labels w/addresses, telephone numbers, some have E-Mail addresses -- Total
  26. {MHS99} = 1999, MusicHound Swing, Knopper
        "Record Labels" p. 347-348
        -- 65 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  27. {MHT00} = 2000, MusicHound Soundtracks, Deutsch
        "Record Labels" p. 749-750
        -- 54 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  28. {MLG02} = 2002, The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting, Thompson
        "A Biographical Dictionary of Collectible Record Labels" p. 109-298, biographies, from a short paragraph to 4 or 5 pages,
        -- 138 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  29. {NAM89} = 1989, The New Age Music Guide, Birosik
        "New Age Record Labels" p. 209-217
        -- 128 labels w/addresses & telephone numbers -- Total
  30. {NFM91} = 1991, The New Folk Music, Harris
        "Other Folk Resources: Record Labels" p. 150
        -- 28 labels w/mailing addresses -- Total
  31. {NHD48} = 1948, New Hot Discography, Delaunay.
        "Record Companies" (sample page scan), p. xvi-xviii
        -- 263 labels w/no addresses -- Total
  32. {RSN83} = 1983, The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, Marsh & Swenson
        "Record Label Abbreviations" p. xxi-xxiv
        -- 562 labels w/no addresses -- Total

    NOT DONE YET: Other books in my personal library which will be used to build this label name resource:

    All have addresses except as noted

  33. ACE08 -- 2008, Stubbs. Ace Records: Labels Unlimited
        "Selected Discography" p. 180-188, color photos of 45/LP labels, some of which have legible city/state or street addresses.
  34. AMB89 -- 1989, Willis, Barry R.. America's Music Bluegrass
        "Record Companies" p. 532-540, a short list with just label names, year founded and few owner names is on p. 533, the rest have short histories of each label, no addresses
  35. ARL78 -- 1978, Rust. The American Record Label Book: From the 19th Century Through 1942, 1st ed.
        p. 11-334, A-Z Record Label biographies, with a B&W label scan for most, and occasionally, addresses, and some of the label scans are also shown in color on the dust jacket
        Unfortunately, only four of the 25 known Wisconsin based 78 labels are mentioned in this book: Paramount, p. 226-229, and its three sub-labels: Broadway, p. 44-45, Famous, p. 122, and Puritan, p. 256-257.
  36. ARL84 -- 1984, Rust. The American Record Label Book (updated reprint)
        Same as above: ARL78
  37. AZR00 -- 2000, Southall. The A-Z of Record Labels, 1st ed.
        p. 15-206, A-Z Record Label biographies, with a B&W company logo, total number of hit singles and albums in U.S & U.K., if any, and some mention city/state/country in the text, but no addresses
  38. AZR03 -- 2003, Southall. The A-Z of Record Labels, 2nd ed.
        p. 13-309 ... same as above, AZR00
    CLR59 - done (1,123 Labels)
    CLR60 - done (1,056 Labels)
    CLR61 - done (1,172 Labels)
  39. CLR62 -- 1992, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1962
  40. CLR63 -- 1993, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1963
  41. CLR64 -- 1994, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1964
  42. CLR65 -- 1996, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1965
          "CLR65:115b" = printing problem: the label list starts on page 125, but the next page is numbered 114, so there are two different sets of pages 114-125. The "b" in the above page code indicates the second occurrence of the page 114. For example, see ABC-Paramount, "CLR65:125-115b" are three consecutive pages. Thus, 125b and 126 are also consecutive pages.
  43. CLR66 -- 1996, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1966
  44. CLR67 -- 1997, Osborne. The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings - 1967
        1960-1967 WORK IN PROGRESS
        In the 9 printed volumes above, labels are listed in two different formats, sample page scans: 1959-1964 and 1965-1967 .
        discographies of thousands of Labels on 45, EP and LP,
        but not one single Address, City, State or Country identification
  45. DCE95 -- 1995, McCloud. Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and Its Performers
        "Record Companies" p. 1063-1078
  46. FAD00 -- 2000, Folk Alliance. The North American Folk Business Directory 2000/2001
        45 p., North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance, Washington, DC, ISBN/LC: none
        "Recording Industry" p. 55-62 -- owner name, addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses (labels are listed geographically by state and country)
        The TOC states: "(broadcast companies, producers, manufacturers, studios, graphics and other services)", so only those companies with "Records" or "Music Group" in their name, or "label" or "record company" in their "Description" will be listed here.
  47. FMD02 -- 2002, Laffey, Sean. Traditional and Folk Music Directory 2002
        154 p., Select Media Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, ISBN: 1-902220-12-9, LC: ?
        "Record Companies" p. 133-142
  48. FMS89 -- 1989, Sandberg & Weissman. The Folk Music Sourcebook, 2nd ed.
        "Record Companies" p. 9-15
  49. GEM94 -- 1994, Myers. Do You Hear That Beat
        "Wisconsin Labels" p. 233-257, biographies and discographies, city for all, no addresses
  50. GEM06 -- 2006, Myers. On That Wisconsin Beat
        "Wisconsin Labels" p. 155-181, biographies and discographies, city for all, addresses for many
  51. GGG95 -- 1995, Pollard & Taylor. The Gramophone Good CD Guide 1995
        "Record Company Names and Addresses" p. 958-961, -- addresses & telephone numbers (mostly U.K. and European labels)
    GLD88 -- 1988, Goldmine Magazine. 1988 Independent Label Directory 11-04-1988, Issue #216 -- WANTED
    GLD89 -- 1989, Goldmine Magazine. 1989 Independent Label Directory 06-02-1989, Issue #231 -- WANTED
    GLD90 -- 1990, Goldmine Magazine. 1990 Independent Label Directory 09-07-1990, Issue #264 -- WANTED
    GLD91 -- 1991, Goldmine Magazine. 1991 Independent Label Directory 09-20-1991, Issue #291 -- WANTED
    GLD92 -- 1992, Goldmine Magazine. 1992 Independent Label Directory 08-21-1992, Issue #315 -- WANTED
    GLD93 -- 1993, Goldmine Magazine. 1993 Independent Label Directory 09-17-1993, Issue #343 -- WANTED
    GLD94 -- 1994, Goldmine Magazine. 1994 Independent Label Directory 03-18-1994, Issue #356 -- WANTED
    GLD95 -- 1995, Goldmine Magazine. 1995 Independent Label Directory 05-12-1995, Issue #386 -- WANTED
    GLD96 -- 1996, Goldmine Magazine. 1996 Independent Label Directory 05-10-1996, Issue #411 -- WANTED
    GLD97 -- 1997, Goldmine Magazine. 1997 Independent Label Directory 05-09-1997, Issue #438 -- WANTED
  52. GLD98 -- 1998, Goldmine Magazine. 1998 Independent Label Directory
        56 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-08-1998 Issue", Vol. 24, No. 10, Issue #464
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
        Per Goldmine, 5-08-1998, p. 8, "This issue represents Goldmine's 11th annual Indie Label issue, which began in 1988."
        No, I can't find copies of the 1988-1997 Directories on sale on-line anywhere. 4-23-2010: Placed a free WANT AD at Goldmine's Classified Advertisement site, secure.adpay.com (search for "goldmine")
  53. GLD99 -- 1999, Goldmine Magazine. 1999 Independent Label Directory
        40 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-07-1999 Issue", Vol. 25, No. 10, Issue #490
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  54. GLD00 -- 2000, Goldmine Magazine. 2000 Independent Label Directory
        40 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-05-2000 Issue", Vol. 26, No. 10, Issue #516
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  55. GLD01 -- 2001, Goldmine Magazine. 2001 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-04-2001 Issue", Vol. 27, No. 10, Issue #542
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  56. GLD02 -- 2002, Goldmine Magazine. 2002 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-03-2002 Issue", Vol. 28, No. 10, Issue #568
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  57. GLD03 -- 2003, Goldmine Magazine. 2003 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-02-2003 Issue", Vol. 29, No. 10, Issue #594
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  58. GLD04 -- 2004, Goldmine Magazine. 2004 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-14-2004 Issue", Vol. 30, No. 10, Issue #621
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  59. GLD05 -- 2005, Goldmine Magazine. 2005 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-13-2005 Issue", Vol. 31, No. 10, Issue #647
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  60. GLD06 -- 2006, Goldmine Magazine. 2006 Independent Label Directory
        32 p. stapled-in "Supplement to Goldmine's 5-12-2006 Issue", Vol. 32, No. 10, Issue #673
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
  61. GLD07 -- 2007, Goldmine Magazine. 2007 Independent Label Directory
        Goldmine Magazine, 5-11-2007, p. 53-57,60 Vol. 33, No. 10, Issue #699
        -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses
    They stopped doing this in 2008, there is no "2008 Independent Label Directory", or later edition.
  62. GRA96 -- 1996, Umphred, Neal. Goldmine Price Guide to Collectible Record Albums, 5th ed.
        "Record Company Label Directory" p. 57-79,
        -- short biography of each one, in most cases just descriptions of label varieties (a labelography),
        pictures four different Columbia labels B&W, no addresses
  63. JZE05 -- 2005, Cook. Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia
        -- short biography of jazz labels listed in alphabetical order among the A-Z performer biographies, no addresses indexing these labels is a Work in Progress:
  64. MAB94 -- 1994, Levine. Music Address Book: How to Reach Anyone Who's Anyone in Music, 2nd ed.
        WORK IN PROGRESS
        "Record Labels" p. 211-215, plus many other "record company" and "independent record label" entries in the A-Z section p. 2-210, addresses, owner names for most (only those labels in the A-Z section have owners)
  65. MGJ02 -- 2002, Erlewine, etc. All Music Guide to Jazz, 4th ed., 1472 p.
        "Label Directory" p. 1423-1341, Web sites for all, some addresses
  66. MHJ98 -- 1998, Holtje & Lee. MusicHound Jazz
        "Record Labels" p. 1257-1260
  67. MHK99 -- 1999, Graff & Durchholz. MusicHound Rock
        "Record Labels" p. 1335-1338
  68. MHW00 -- 2000, McGovern. MusicHound World
        "Record Labels" p. 941-948
  69. MSE07 -- 2007, de Lafayette. Music, Showbiz and Entertainment: "Volume III of the World's Who's Who in Jazz, Cabaret, Music, & Entertainment"
        "Jazz Labels" p. 1837-1842
  70. MTA98 -- 1998, Goodman. Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory, 1st ed.
        "Record Industry" p. 243-251, -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses, short list of artist's names on the label
  71. MTA99 -- 1999, Goodman. Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory, 2nd ed.
        "Record Industry" p. 353-362, -- addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites & E-Mail addresses, short list of artist's names on the label
  72. NAM98 -- 1998, Werkhoven. The International Guide to New Age Music
        "Record Labels, Distributors, Organization, and Periodicals" p. 175-220
  73. NGJ94 -- 1994, Kernfeld. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (in one volume)
        1358 p., St. Martin's Press, New York, 0-312-11357-9, LC:
        no addresses, however, "Discographical Abbreviations", p. xxvi-xxvii, is a partial list of labels that have detailed histories in the alphabetical section of the book. Appendix 1: Bibliography, Appendix 2: List of Contributors -- NO Index. These pages will index every Record Company and Label biography entry in the book.
  74. RBI07 -- 2007, McGrath. "The R&B Indies: An encyclopedic exploration of African American Music and independent record labels from 1944 to 1980", 2nd ed.
        WORK IN PROGRESS
    RBI07a -- Volume 1 (A to D), p. 15-658 {AD}
    RBI07b -- Volume 2 (E to L), p. 2-656 {A}
    RBI07c -- Volume 3 (M to R), p. 7-620 {A}
    RBI07d -- Volume 4 (S to Z), p. ? {AD}
        company logo, addresses for most (no ZIP codes), owner names ("Label proprietor") for some, related labels, years of duration, 78/45 discography (speed not indicated, most can be determined by the "years of duration", 1944-48 are 78s, 1949-80 are 45s)
  75. RIS90 -- 1990, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  76. RIS91 -- 1991, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  77. RIS92 -- 1992, Fuchs. Recording Industry Sourcebook
        "Major Record Labels" p. 1-10, "Independent Record Labels" p. 11-46, addresses & telephone numbers
  78. RIS93 -- 1993, Fuchs. Recording Industry Sourcebook
        "Major Record Labels" p. 5-12, "Independent Record Labels" p. 15-42, addresses & telephone numbers
  79. RIS94 -- 1994, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  80. RIS95 -- 1995, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  81. RIS96 -- 1996, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  82. RIS97 -- 1997, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  83. RIS98 -- 1998, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  84. RIS99 -- 1999, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  85. RIS00 -- 2000, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  86. RIS01 -- 2001, Westcott. Recording Industry Sourcebook
        "Major Record Labels" p. 5-15, "Independent Record Labels" p. 16-29, addresses & telephone numbers, most have Web sites, some have E-Mail addresses
  87. RIS02 -- 2002, Runkle. Recording Industry Sourcebook
        "Major Record Labels" p. 5-17, "Independent Record Labels" p. 18-34, addresses & telephone numbers, most have Web sites, some have E-Mail addresses
  88. RIS03 -- 2003, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  89. RIS04 -- 2004, Runkle. Recording Industry Sourcebook
        "Major Record Labels" p. 2-6, "Independent Record Labels" p. 7-21, addresses & telephone numbers, most have Web sites, some have E-Mail addresses
  90. RIS05 -- 2005, ed.?. Recording Industry Sourcebook - WANTED
  91. RSJ85 -- 1985, Swenson. The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide
        "Record Label Abbreviations" p. xv-xvii, no addresses
  92. RSJ99 -- 1999, Swenson. The Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide
        "Record Label and Distribution Information" p. 769-781, addresses & telephone numbers, some have Web sites
  93. RSN79 -- 1979, Marsh & Swenson. The Rolling Stone Record Guide
        "Record Label Abbreviations" p. xvii-xxi, no addresses
  94. SGyy -- 1973-date, Sing Out! magazine, "Record Company Addresses" & "Publications Noted: Records" [only selected issues]
        e.g. SG732806 means: 1973 Volume 28, No. 6 - aka 28(6)
        22(3), May/Jun, 1973 was the first issue to include addresses in the "Publications Noted: Records" column. Not every label in every issue will be annotated, only the first occurrence of a label or when an address changes.
        (click the "Sing Out!" link above for full date information of each issue listed here)
  95. SM79 -- 1978, William Brohaugh, ed., 1979 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 161-207
  96. SM80 -- 1979, editor?, 1980 Songwriter's Market [Wanted]
  97. SM81 -- 1980, editor?, 1981 Songwriter's Market [Wanted]
  98. SM82 -- 1981, editor?, 1982 Songwriter's Market [Wanted]
  99. SM83 -- 1982, Barbara Norton Kuoff, ed., 1983 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 133-208, 2) 16 Close-up Musical Biographies
  100. SM84 -- 1983, Barbara Norton Kuroff, 1984 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 124-205, 2) 16 Close-up Musical Biographies
  101. SM85 -- 1984, Rand Ruggeberg ed., 1985 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 133-212, 2) 12 Close-up Musical Biographies
  102. SM86 -- 1985, Rand Ruggeberg ed., 1986 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 109-174, 2) 12 Close-up Musical Biographies
  103. SM87 -- 1986 Julie Wesling Whaley ed., 1987 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 132-209, 2) 13 Close-up Musical Biographies
  104. SM88 -- 1987, Julie Wesling Whaley ed., 1988 Songwriter's Market {A}
        1) "Record Companies" p. 130-210, 2) 15 Close-up Musical Biographies
  105. SM89 -- 1988, Julie Wesling Whaley ed., 1989 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 153-231,
  106. SM90 -- 1989, Mark Garvey & Katherine Jobst ed., 1990 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 150-238,
  107. SM91 -- 1990, Mark Garvey & Brian C. Rushing ed., 1991 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 145-229,
  108. SM92 -- 1991, Brian C. Rushing & Anne M. Bowling ed., 1992 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 151-235,
  109. SM93 -- 1992, Michael Oxley & Anne M. Bowling ed., 1993 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 145-220,
  110. SM94 -- 1993, Cindy Laufenberg ed., 1994 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 146-225,
  111. SM95 -- 1994, Cindy Laufenberg ed., 1995 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 149-247,
  112. SM96 -- 1995, Cindy Laufenberg ed., 1996 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 134-227,
  113. SM97 -- 1996, Cindy Laufenberg ed., 1997 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 141-231,
  114. SM98 -- 1997, Cindy Laufenberg ed., 1998 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 125-225,
  115. SM99 -- 1998, Tara A. Horton ed., 1999 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 124-230,
  116. SM00 -- 1999, Tara A. Horton ed., 2000 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 137-229,
  117. SM01 -- 2000, Ian Bessler ed., 2001 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 131-230,
  118. SM02 -- 2001, Ian Bessler ed., 2002 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 169-253,
  119. SM03 -- 2002, Ian Bessler ed., 2003 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 139-222,
  120. SM04 -- 2003, Ian Bessler ed., 2004 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 165-231,
  121. SM05 -- 2004, Ian Bessler & Michael Schweer ed., 2005 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 141-296,
  122. SM06 -- 2005, Ian Bessler & Michael Schweer ed., 2006 Songwriter's Market {A} -- 1) "Record Companies" p. 141-294,  
  123. SM07 (#ma) -- 2007, Bessler. 2007 Songwriter's Market
        1) "Record Companies" (sample page scan) p. 142-189, addresses, telephone numbers, E-Mail addresses, Web sites, "Distributed by", "How to Contact" whether they accept unsolicited submissions or not, etc., "Music" genres of music on the label, some with example releases by album title and artist; 2) "Additional Record Companies" (sample page scan) p. 190-191, an index of names found in sections of the book other than #1; 3) "Record Companies" (sample page scan) p. 366-371, an index of names found anywhere in the book, listed by musical genre  
  124. SM08 (#mb) -- 2008, Bessler. 2008 Songwriter's Market
        same as SM07: 1) "Record Companies" p. 163-201, 2) "Additional Record Companies" p. 202-203, 3) "Record Companies" p. 373-378  
  125. SM09 (#mc) -- 2009, Bessler. 2009 Songwriter's Market
        same as SM07: 1) "Record Companies" p. 139-177, 2) "Additional Record Companies" p. 178-179, 3) "Record Companies" p. 367-372    
  126. WCD83 -- 1983, Frasier. Women Composers: A Discography
        "Record Company Index" (sample page scan), p. 95-139, no addresses, a by-label index of the main discography (sample page scan) on p. 3-94  

    This book canNOT be indexed on these pages because of all the unnumbered pages.

  127. STK09 (#mt) -- 2009, Clee. Stak-O-Wax: The Directory of American 45 r.p.m. Records
        ? p. [five volumes in 3-ring binders, two volumes have no page numbers at all, all Additions, Corrections and Supplement pages are unnumbered, and the "Master Label Listing - 2009" pages at the end of Volume 5 are also unnumbered.]
        discographies of 5,500+ labels on 45,
        but not one single Address, City, State or Country identification

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Other books I do not own and have never seen, which will NOT be used to build this label name resource:

Addresses, telephone numbers, Web sites, E-Mail addresses? I have no idea what exact details any of the following books contain. Like every other source listed on these pages, they probably do not have historical addresses which were known to be obsolete when the book was published. They are listed in chronological publication date order.

Bibliography moved to the "Wisconsin Labelography" which went public on 04-01-2010.

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Genres of music covered by the above books:
    (in publication date order, e.g. AMG92 was published in 1992, or the publication lists recordings released in a specific year, e.g. CLR59-CLR67)
  1. General: CLR59-CLR67, ARL78, CMA80, AMG92, RIS93, MAB94, GRA96, GLD98-GLD07, MHT00, MLG02, AZR03, RIS04, MSE07, STK09
  2. Bluegrass: AMB89, BRG00, BRG06
  3. Blues: MGB96, BFD98, MHB98, RSJ99, MHB02, MGB03
  4. Celtic/Irish: CMG00, IMG05
  5. Classical: WCD83, GGG95
  6. Country: DCE95, MGC97, MHC97, MTA98, MTA99, CMR04
  7. Folk: FMS76, FMS89, NFM91, MHF98, FAD00, FMD02
  8. Jazz/Swing: NHD48, EJN60, EJX66, RSJ85, NGJ94, MGJ98, MHJ98, MHS99, RSJ99, MGJ02, JZE05
  9. Lounge: MHL98
  10. New Age: NAM89, NAM98
  11. R&B: MHR98, RBI07
  12. Rock: RSN79, RSN83, GEM94, MHK99, GEM06, ACE08
  13. World: MHW00

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Historical Addresses

      These pages list "Historical Addresses". If the record company is still in business, it is very likely the most recent address found in a book or magazine and listed on these pages, is NOT the most current one.

Web Sites with regularly maintained Current Record Company Addresses:

  1. Links to all the ones I know about are publicly installed are at, Wisconsin Labelography: On-line Label Lists

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All Sources in date order:
    (nn names) = all Record Company names in this book are listed

  1. NHD48 -- (263 names) -- no addresses
  2. CLR59 -- (1,123 names) -- discographies, no addresses
  3. CLR60 -- (1,056 names) -- discographies, no addresses
  4. CLR61 -- (1,172 names) -- discographies, no addresses
  5. CLR62-CLR67 -- discographies, no addresses - WORK IN PROGRESS - [A-M,X-Z,0-9 1959-67 DONE]
  6. EJN60 -- (145 names)
  7. EJX66 -- (98 names)
  8. SGyy (1973-date)
  9. FMS76 -- (234 names)
  10. ARL78 -- biographies, no addresses
  11. RSN79 -- no addresses
  12. CMA80 -- (94 names)
  13. RSN83 -- (562 names) -- no addresses
  14. WCD83 -- no addresses
  15. RSJ85 -- no addresses
  16. AMB89
  17. FMS89
  18. NAM89 -- (182 names)
  19. NFM91 -- (28 names)
  20. AMG92 -- (46 names) -- biographies
  21. RIS92
  22. RIS93
  23. GEM94 -- biographies and discographies, no addresses
  24. MAB94 - WORK IN PROGRESS (A-G done)
  25. NGJ94 -- no addresses
  26. DCE95
  27. GGG95
  28. GRA96 -- biographies, no addresses
  29. MGB96 -- (24 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  30. MGC97 -- (19 names)
  31. MHC97 -- (92 names)
  32. BFD98 -- (15 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  33. GLD98
  34. MGJ98 -- (209 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  35. MHB98 -- (257 names)
  36. MHF98 -- (144 names)
  37. MHJ98
  38. MHL98 -- (64 names)
  39. MHR98 -- (81 names)
  40. MTA98
  41. NAM98
  42. GLD99
  43. MHK99
  44. MHS99 -- (65 names)
  45. MTA99
  46. RSJ99
  47. BRG00 -- (30 names)
  48. CMG00 -- (22 names)
  49. FAD00
  50. GLD00
  51. MHT00 -- (54 names)
  52. MHW00
  53. GLD01
  54. RIS01
  55. RIS02
  56. FMD02
  57. GLD02
  58. MGJ02
  59. MHB02 -- (254 names)
  60. MLG02 -- (138 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  61. GLD03
  62. MGB03 -- (24 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  63. CMR04 -- (78 names) -- biographies, no addresses
  64. GLD04
  65. RIS04
  66. GLD05
  67. JZE05 -- biographies, no addresses
  68. IMG05 -- (12 names) -- biographies
  69. BRG06 -- (38 names)
  70. GEM06 -- biographies and discographies
  71. GLD06
  72. GLD07
  73. MSE07
  74. RBI07 -- discographies - WORK IN PROGRESS
  75. SM07
  76. ACE08
  77. SM08
  78. SM09
  79. IAJyy (2010 ongoing) -- (3 names) -- biography

  80. STK09 -- discographies, no addresses [This book canNOT be indexed]

      CLR59-CLR67 & RBI07: These two sets of books will take many months/years to add while I work on other books at the same time.

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Rockin' Country Style
      This is the sole exception to my using only print sources for this page. Although there are no street addresses listed at Terry E. Gordon's site, he has City/State/Country locations (USA and Canada only) for 1951-1964 45 rpm recordings released by over 3,700 different Record Labels. Many Labels he has discographies for have not been mentioned in any book indexed so far. For any Label without "{code:page}", his site is these pages's only source for the location information for this Label. Rockin' Country Style is the only known Web site** that prominently and consistently features locations for large numbers of Labels, so incorporating Terry's location information here is vital to the Goals for these pages. Terry includes scans of thousands of 45's (click on the camera icon, with JavaScript browsers only) which might have street addresses, but looking at every one of his scans for possible addresses would take several lifetimes, so I won't begin to attempt that.

city, state = a link in bold goes to Terry's discography for this Label

** Wikipedia sometimes includes locations, but because there is no enforced consistent format to every page, and there is a total lack of cooperation among the hundreds of different authors, the location could be listed under, "Headquarters", "Location", "Country of origin" with no named city, or buried in the text, if it is mentioned at all.

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Corrections, Suggestions and Additions:

      Corrections (misspelled words, transcription errors, typos) and Suggestions for page improvement are welcome anytime E-Mailed or postal mailed to one of the addresses at the bottom of every page.
      Because these pages are an Index to previously published information from sources that are very likely to still exist decades from today, Additions must be accompanied by bibliographical information about the printed source of your addition. On-line sources, because they may not exist the day after tomorrow, are not acceptable sources. If I have no easy access** to the printed source to verify the addition, please be prepared, on my request, to send me a photocopy or scan of the source. Thank you.

** "easy access"? - a few of the books listed in my Label Bibliography exist in the reference section of the Mills Music Library at UW-Madison, a 180 mile round trip, so they are not easily accessible to me. I go there, on average, only about once or twice a year. If I ever find and purchase a used copy of one of them, I will add that book to my list of sources documented here. I have never found any of them in the "Half Price Books" stores in Appleton, Madison or Milwaukee.

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Linking to these pages:

      Feel free to link to one of these pages or to any specific section or label name within a page. If I do not have an "anchor" tag (a name=) for a specific label entry you would like to link to, please write and I will add one for you.
      Be aware that my anchor tags are not set in stone. Every anchor on my entire 1,000+ page site is unique for easy updating and linking between pages. If I find an anchor that duplicates another one not related to it, the anchor is subject to change. If your link does not work sometime in the future, "show source" of the page to see the new spelling of the anchor.

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What's New?:
      Only major changes to these address pages and milestones will be mentioned here.

    08-01-2014: Added Richard Cook "Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia"
    10-04-2012: Added "Recording Industry Sourcebook" annuals for: RIS98 - 1998, RIS00 - 2000,
    09-28-2012: Added "Recording Industry Sourcebook" annuals for: RIS92 - 1992, RIS01 - 2001, RIS02 - 2002
    11-15-2011: Added Songwriter's Market for 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
    08-06-2011: Bought Brian Rust: "The American Record Label Book" (1984 updated reprint)
    05-25-2011: Added Brian Southall "The A-Z of Record Labels, 1st ed."
    11-04-2010: Added David Goodman "Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory, 1st ed." and "Modern Twang: ..., 2nd ed.".
    11-01-2010: Added Dave Marsh with John Swenson: "The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st ed.", John Swenson: "The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide", Christopher Pollard & Maire Taylor: "The Gramophone Good CD Guide 1995" and newly acquired books in my Label Bibliography, Brian Rust: "The American Record Label Book, 1st ed." and Brian Southall: "The A-Z of Record Labels, 2nd ed.".
    10-29-2010: CLR61 Source done.
    10-26-2010: Split off N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z and 0-9 . Every letter now has its own page.
    10-22-2010: 6,000 labels
    10-16-2010: 5,000 labels
    10-12-2010: 1) MGB96, MGB03, MGJ98 Sources done. 2) Added "The IAJRC Journal": IAJyy (done).
    10-11-2010: BFD98, MHR98 Sources done.
    10-10-2010: MHB02 Source done.
    10-09-2010: 1) Added David Stubbs: ACE08 - "Ace Records: Labels Unlimited". 2) CLR60 Source done. 3) Split off I, J, K, L, M to separate pages.
    10-07-2010: 4,000 labels
    10-04-2010: 1) CLR59 Source done. 2) Split the single Source entry CLR59-CLR67 into 9 Sources: CLR59, CLR60, CLR61, CLR62, CLR63, CLR64, CLR65, CLR66, CLR67
    10-03-2010: Split off E, F, G, H to separate pages.
    10-01-2010: Added "Songwriter's Market" annuals for: SM07 - 2007, SM08 - 2008, SM09 - 2009
    09-25-2010: BRG00, BRG06 Sources done.
    09-24-2010: 3,000 labels
    09-23-2010: Added Gary E. Myers: GEM94 - "Do You Hear That Beat" and GEM06 - "On That Wisconsin Beat"
    09-20-2010: Split off A, B, C, D to separate pages.
    09-18-2010: Added Bob McGrath: RBI07 - "The R&B Indies"
    09-17-2010: The test page with about 300 labels went public on 5-20-2010. No response of any kind about it was received in four months. This full version went public today with 2,646 labels.

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