Intercord Ton GmbH

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German record company, first established in 1966 and operated under this name from 23 November 1967 to 1 September 1994. The full legal name was Intercord Tongesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung. The company was owned by the Holtzbrinck Group until it was sold to EMI Electrola GmbH in 1994. Intercord Tongesellschaft mbH was restructured to become first Intercord Tonträger GmbH & Co. KG (9 November 1994 to 5 October 1995) and then Intercord Tonträger GmbH (12 October 1995 to 27 October 2000).

The company owned and operated the Intercord label, amongst others. It also distributed and/or marketed several labels in Germany, for example:
Mute, 4AD, XL Recordings, Cube Records, Gull, Curb Records, Avon, Blow Up, Global Records (5). The company was distributed by Musikvertrieb AG in 1993.

Most Intercord releases were manufactured by Sonopress, occasionally also by Teldec-Press GmbH, until they were taken over by EMI in 1994.

Attention! The six digit cat# structure XXX.XXX (usually with INT prefix) has been in use since middle of 1976. Releases with earlier ℗ & © (copyright or first publishing notes - not a release date!), are reissues throughout.

The dating of Intercord releases is a problem in many cases. There are often several releases with different first three digits. They commonly denote the same ℗ & © date, but of course are released on different dates. If any doubt, please don't add dates here.

Intercord is known to show mastering dates at the runouts. For this reason it is desirable to denote the matrix. Please don't confuse this with a release date here, as it is just a hint!
Furthermore the matrix usually refers to the first cat# version for an Intercord release.

"Stereo/Mono" is often printed on the vinyl label, while the actual audio content is stereo only. In line with RSG §1.7.1 only "Stereo" should be tagged in this case.

Legal entity history
Stuttgart company number: HRB 3251
Registered: 10 November 1966 as 'Eurocord Tongesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung'
Name change: 23 November 1967 to 'Intercord Tongesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung' - this page
Immediate parent: 'Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co.' from 31 October 1990
Dissolved: 1 September 1994 (merged into 'Intercord Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. KG', known as 'Intercord Tonträger GmbH & Co. KG' from 9 November 1994)

Sublabels:Aamok, Intercord, Mandragora (2), Saphir, Shark Records (6), Spiegelei, Star-Power, Super-Sound-Series
Contact Info:

[old address, valid until 2000]
Aixheimer Straße 26
D-70619 Stuttgart

Postfach 750270
D-70602 Stuttgart , , , Wikipedia


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