Rough Trade Records GmbH

Rough Trade Records GmbH

Profil:
Rough Trade Records GmbH (often abbreviated to Rough Trade Rec. GmbH or Rough Trade Records) was a German manufacturer and distributor for labels such as Rough Trade, Factory, 4AD and others. Active under this name from 1983 to 1999.

Rough Trade Records GmbH and the embedded Rough Trade Distribution were established on 17 June 1983 in the city of Herne by the UK label Rough Trade, as joint venture with local distributor DPR (Dahlke Panschek Rüppik GbR) and the Kos Trading Warenhandelsgesellschaft GmbH.

Label Code: LC 5661

The original Rough Trade Records GmbH catalogue numbering system is as follows:
7" singles have RTD followed by a number starting with 0 (e.g. RTD 07),
12"s have RTD and a number starting with 0 and a T as suffix (e.g. RTD 06 T),
LPs have RTD plus number but no leading 0 (e.g. RTD 60),
CDs start with RTDCD or RTD CD, followed by a number (e.g. RTDCD 100 or RTD CD 90). The European CD editions, however, have RTD Number, followed by CD (e.g. RTD 72 CD).

Often there are other numbers found, e.g. M1-100, L2-25, CD1-244, S1-3001, etc. and often they are even bigger than the actual cat#.
These codes can be added as cat#, i.e. Distributed By - Rough Trade Records GmbH - L1-349 (see this example). To make the number appear on this page, please place Distributed By before all other Rough Trade Records GmbH roles.
These codes were given up in October 1990 and replaced by an 8 digit coding "123.4567.8". By that time Rough Trade (UK) had finally installed their new (but apparently bad and expensive) computer system.

In the wake of the bankruptcy of the distributor Cartel in 1991, Rough Trade UK was also forced to file for bankruptcy. The German affiliate however survived and was taken over by Pinnacle and carried on thanks to lucrative ongoing and new distribution deals in the dance and electronic music genres, notably with Warp, Domino, 4AD and other labels from the UK and elsewhere. Rough Trade Records GmbH became the rights owner, while Rough Trade Distribution remained distributor. For the label activities, the label Our Choice was established.

In 1996 Rough Trade Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution were bought by the Zomba Music Group, coinciding with their take-over of Pinnacle Publishing.

In July 1999 Rough Trade Records GmbH was renamed Zomba Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution became Zomba Distribution - A Division of Zomba Records GmbH. See Zomba Records for releases under that name.
The old catalogue numbering (starting with RTD) was however continued under the new name, Zomba releases hence starting with the letters RTD, followed by 8 numbers with two dots (this system was already introduced in late 1990 though). All additional numbers on regular releases should be ignored, since they are price codes.

Additional information:
Even though the company Rough Trade Records GmbH disappeared in 1999, the name Rough Trade continued to exist.
In 2002, Zomba was sold to BMG and Zomba Distribution GmbH was merged with Rough Trade BV (Benelux) and Pinnacle to form the "European Independent Distribution Pool" under the roof of BMG distributor arvato as Rough Trade Arvato.

In 2004, after the merger of BMG and Sony to Sony BMG, the name Rough Trade Distribution was reactivated as registered company "Rough Trade Distribution GmbH". Owner is Lambourne Productions GmbH, Gütersloh as part of the Zomba Record Holdings B.V.

In 2008, Rough Trade Distribution was again sold, this time to Groove Attack Productions to join forces in global music market struggle, with an ongoing cooperation with Arvato Services, being responsible for logistics and Sonopress being the pressing plant.
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Kontakt::
Defunct:
Siepenstr. 10
D - 4690 Herne 1
Tel.: 02323-4755
Fax: 02323-4759
TTX: (17-)23 23 303

Former address from around 1991:
Rough Trade Records GmbH
Eickeler Str. 25
4690 Herne 2
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
Compilation Plattencover B·F·G Compilation(LP, Comp, TP, W/Lbl) Normal Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
006 Selected Drum Works Vol.1 Plattencover Dots&Dashes* Selected Drum Works Vol.1(12", Ltd) Form & Function 006 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
7 BFORD 2 Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh Plattencover Baby Ford Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh(7", Single) Rhythm King Records 7 BFORD 2 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
17U Everything But The Beginning Plattencover Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) - Everything But The Beginning(CD, Album) Unsounds 17U Netherlands 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
50WLP08 Shed The Killer(2x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) 50Weapons 50WLP08 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
103 Base Of Love Plattencover General Base Base Of Love(12", Maxi) Scorpio Music 103 France 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
303 The Breeders Cannonball(VHS, Single, Promo) Rough Trade Records GmbH 303 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
406 Ventolin Plattencover Aphex Twin Ventolin(VHS, Promo, PAL) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH 406 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
497 ...I Care Because You Do Plattencover Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 497 Russia 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
1989 Don't Let's Start Plattencover They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 1989 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
7027 Burn It Up Plattencover The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* - Burn It Up(7", Single) Rhythm King Records 7027 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
40 388 S You're Gonna Miss Me (Me Vas A Echar De Menos) Plattencover Turntable Orchestra You're Gonna Miss Me (Me Vas A Echar De Menos)(7", Single, Promo) Nuevos Medios 40 388 S Spain 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
4627-1-L Various Burns From The Valley Of The Sun(LP, Comp, TP) Frontier Records 4627-1-L US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
90054 II - The Final Option Plattencover Die Krupps II - The Final Option(CD, Album) Semantic 90054 France 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
241 239-1 WEA Star Galerie Plattencover Various WEA Star Galerie(LP, Comp) WEA 241 239-1 Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
462417 1 Bravo Sommer Smash Hits - 32 Top Hits! Plattencover Various Bravo Sommer Smash Hits - 32 Top Hits!(2xLP, Comp) CBS, CBS 462417 1 Europe 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
466027 1 Ronny's Pop Show 14 (32 Brandaktuelle Hitparaden-Asse) Plattencover Various Ronny's Pop Show 14 (32 Brandaktuelle Hitparaden-Asse)(2xLP, Comp) CBS, CBS 466027 1 Europe 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
467501 1 Ronny's Pop Show 16 Plattencover Various Ronny's Pop Show 16(2xLP, Comp) CBS 467501 1 Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
467501 4 Ronny's Pop Show 16 Plattencover Various Ronny's Pop Show 16(2xCass, Comp) CBS 467501 4 Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
488230-2 Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts) Plattencover Various Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts)(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 488230-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
520 006-2 England Made Me Plattencover Cath Carroll England Made Me(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 006-2 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520 013-2 Bummed Plattencover Happy Mondays Bummed (Album) 520 013-2 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520 015-1 Closer Plattencover Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, London Records, Factory, London Records 520 015-1 Greece 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
520 015-4 Closer Plattencover Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-4 Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
520 016-2 Unknown Pleasures Plattencover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) 520 016-2 Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
520 019-2 Power, Corruption & Lies Plattencover New Order Power, Corruption & Lies(CD, Album, RE) Factory, London Records 520 019-2 Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
520 024-1 Laugh Plattencover The Adventure Babies Laugh(LP, Album) London Records, Factory, Rough Trade 520 024-1 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520 024-2 Laugh Plattencover The Adventure Babies Laugh(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 024-2 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520 024-4 Laugh Plattencover The Adventure Babies Laugh(Cass, Album) Factory, London Records, Rough Trade 520 024-4 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
523 810-2 RaveBase Phase 2 Plattencover Various RaveBase Phase 2(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 523 810-2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
525 473-2 RaveBase Phase 3 Plattencover Various RaveBase Phase 3(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 525 473-2 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
535 747-2 RaveBase Phase 6 Plattencover Various RaveBase Phase 6(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 535 747-2 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
537 367-2 RaveBase Phase 8 Plattencover Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
553 631-2 RaveBase Phase 9 Plattencover Various RaveBase Phase 9(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 553 631-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
555 395-2 Fetenhits - The Real Classics (The 3rd) Plattencover Various Fetenhits - The Real Classics (The 3rd) (Comp) 555 395-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
651693 6 Don't Let's Start Plattencover They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(12", Single) Rough Trade 651693 6 Australia 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
651693 7 Don't Let's Start Plattencover They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(7", Single) Rough Trade 651693 7 Australia 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
661701-7 Hardcore Mania 2006 Plattencover DJ Stormtrooper* Hardcore Mania 2006(CD, Mixed) Midge Records 661701-7 Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
7 95679 1 Formel Eins - Cool Fun! Plattencover Various Formel Eins - Cool Fun!(2xLP, Comp) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7 95679 1 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
816 791-1 Maxi Power Plattencover Various Maxi Power(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 816 791-1 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
819 950-4 High Life Plattencover Various High Life(Cass, Comp) Polystar (3) 819 950-4 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
840 005-1 High Life - Superhitmachine Plattencover Various High Life - Superhitmachine(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 840 005-1 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
850 003 2 Tasty Fish Plattencover The Other Two Tasty Fish(CD, Single) London Records, London Records, Factory, Factory 850 003 2 Europe 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
900065 Fatherland Plattencover Die Krupps Fatherland(12") Our Choice, Equator Records, Semantic 900065 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
943345 Bunter Atem Plattencover Alea (9) Bunter Atem(CD, Album) Roof Music 943345 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
190 738.2 Base Of Love Plattencover General Base Base Of Love(CD, Single, Car) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 190 738.2 France 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
199.1100-7 Unter Dem Wartburg / Riminiewieder Plattencover Lothar Und Die Trabanten Unter Dem Wartburg / Riminiewieder(7", Single) Lach Tret, Lach Tret 199.1100-7 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4019-3 In The Navy Plattencover Wild Boyz Club In The Navy(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4019-3 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4031-2 Trancemaster 11 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 11(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4031-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4034-2 Groove Zone Plattencover Various Groove Zone(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4034-2 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4036-3 All Bitches (Commander Tom Rmx) Plattencover N-Son-X All Bitches (Commander Tom Rmx)(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4036-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4037-2 Trancemaster 12 (Return To Goa) Plattencover Various Trancemaster 12 (Return To Goa)(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4037-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4040-3 Holding You Tight Plattencover Pablo Gargano Holding You Tight(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4040-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4041-2 Trancemaster Flashback Plattencover Various Trancemaster Flashback(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4041-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4042-2 Rave Now! 6 Plattencover Various Rave Now! 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4042-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4044-2 The House Of Disco Plattencover Various The House Of Disco(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4044-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4053-2 Trancemaster 14 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 14(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4053-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4059-2 Trancemaster 15 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 15(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4059-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4064-2 Trancemaster 16 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 16(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4064-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4066-2 World Of Trance 5 - Hardtrance Level Five Plattencover Various World Of Trance 5 - Hardtrance Level Five(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4066-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4070-2 World Of Trance 6 Plattencover Various World Of Trance 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4070-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4072-2 Trancemaster 18 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 18(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4072-2 Germany & Switzerland 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4074-2 World Of Trance 7 Plattencover Various World Of Trance 7(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4074-2 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
302 4088-2 Trancemaster 21 Plattencover Various Trancemaster 21(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4088-2 Germany & Switzerland 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
319.1102.₄₂ Blow Up Plattencover Blow Up (15) Blow Up(CD, Album) Acoustic Music Records 319.1102.₄₂ Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
329 7080 2 World Wide Open Plattencover Omar And The Howlers World Wide Open(CD, Album) Provogue 329 7080 2 Europe 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
3312002-1 Eternity Project One Plattencover Various Eternity Project One(LP, Comp) Gee Street 3312002-1 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
3 36 0004-1 From L To O From V To E Plattencover Sweet Worlds Collide From L To O From V To E(LP, Album) Werk 3 36 0004-1 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
336 0006 2 Die Gute Wahl Plattencover The Wirtschaftswunder Die Gute Wahl(CD, Album, Comp) Werk 336 0006 2 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
342-9000-2 Horse Race One Dollar Plattencover The Watercolors Horse Race One Dollar(CD, Album) Sucker Records (2) 342-9000-2 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
346-0003-1 1328 Plattencover AD/AC Motörwelt 1328(LP, Album) General Winter, Rough Trade Records GmbH 346-0003-1 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
391 0005 1 Dias Felizes Plattencover Calva Y Nada Dias Felizes(LP, Album) Hyperium Records 391 0005 1 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
4512005 All This And Heaven Too Plattencover Chapter And The Verse All This And Heaven Too(12") Demix, Demix 4512005 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
4512010-2 Love Is In The House Plattencover Quickmix Featuring La Rose Quickmix Featuring La Rose - Love Is In The House(CD, Mini) Freshline Records, Freshline Records 4512010-2 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
520008•4 Substance Plattencover New Order Substance (Comp) 520008•4 Malaysia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
520011•2 Technique Plattencover Neworder* Technique(CD, Album) Factory, London Records 520011•2 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520011•4 Technique Plattencover Neworder* Technique(Cass, Album, RE) London Records, Factory 520011•4 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
520014.2 Substance Plattencover Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp, RE) London Records 520014.2 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
124.1750.2 Various This Is Acid Jazz - New Voices(CD, Comp) Rough Trade Records GmbH 124.1750.2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
128.3871.3 Save It 'Til The Mourning After Plattencover Shut Up & Dance Save It 'Til The Mourning After(CD, Maxi) Rough Trade, Shut Up And Dance Records 128.3871.3 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
129.1680.3 Planet House EP Plattencover Laurent Garnier Planet House EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1680.3 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
129.1681.3 Satori EP Plattencover ScanX* Satori EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1681.3 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
133.1816.2 This Is This Plattencover The MK Ultra This Is This(CD, Album, Promo) Merciful Release, Rough Trade Records 133.1816.2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
141.2161.2 I Had A New York Girlfriend Plattencover Robert Forster I Had A New York Girlfriend(CD, Album) Rough Trade Records GmbH 141.2161.2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
150.0333.1 Into The Dragon Plattencover Bomb The Bass Into The Dragon(LP, Album) Rhythm King Records 150.0333.1 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
150.1088.3 Where Are You Baby? Plattencover Betty Boo Where Are You Baby?(CD, Mini) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150.1088.3 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
150·1089·3 Nothing To Lose Plattencover S*Express* Nothing To Lose(CD, Mini) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150·1089·3 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
150.1106.0 24 Hours Plattencover Betty Boo 24 Hours(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150.1106.0 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
150▪1188▪2 Boomania Plattencover Betty Boo Boomania(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150▪1188▪2 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
157.1198.1 Lights Unfold Plattencover Beme Seed Lights Unfold (Album) 157.1198.1 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
157.1198.2 Lights Unfold Plattencover Beme Seed Lights Unfold(CD, Album) No. 6 Records 157.1198.2 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
159.3094.0 Bobby Brown Plattencover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(12") Rykodisc 159.3094.0 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
159.3094.3 Bobby Brown Plattencover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown (Single) 159.3094.3 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
175.3008.3 You Make Me Feel So Goood! Plattencover DJ Thoka You Make Me Feel So Goood!(CD, Maxi) Rough Technology 175.3008.3 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
175.3333.2 Dance Plattencover Sequential One Dance (Album) 175.3333.2 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
175.3434.3 Happy Feelings Plattencover Sequential One Happy Feelings(CD, Maxi) Rough Technology, Rough Technology 175.3434.3 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
176.1520.3 Why Don't You Love Me Plattencover U People* Why Don't You Love Me(CD, Single) Roughmix 176.1520.3 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
176.1661.3 Base Of Love Plattencover General Base Base Of Love(CD, Maxi) Roughmix, Roughmix 176.1661.3 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
177.1633.1 Hip Hop Hurra! Rap Gegen Rechts Plattencover Various Hip Hop Hurra! Rap Gegen Rechts(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Cle) D.C.O. Records 177.1633.1 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
191.1102.0 Michelle Plattencover Pink Turns Blue Michelle(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 191.1102.0 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen