Continental European manufacturing and distribution from 1985 were carried out by Sonopress / The Ariola Group Of Companies and their trade name successors respectively.
In the US Charisma was distributed by Buddah Records until 1973, then by Atlantic from 1986 to 1992 and finally by EMI until the label was shut down in 1995.
On April 27th 2004 Charisma Records Ltd. reassigned the rights to the trademark (imprint) to EMI (IP) Ltd., an intellectual property holding company for ultimate parent EMI Group Plc. In 2007 EMI Group Plc reactivated the Charisma brand as part of its restructuring, relaunching it as part of the Angel Music Group.
Label Code: LC 1409 / 01409
Clues on how to work out the approximate year of release based on center labels (valid for UK editions only):
1969-1970 : Scroll label + rim without any manufacturing/distribution credit
1970-1972 : Scroll label + rim with B&C Records Ltd.
1972-1974 : Large Mad Hatter label + B&C Records Ltd.
1974-1975 : Small Mad Hatter label + B&C Records Ltd.
1975-1979 : Small Mad Hatter label + Phonogram Ltd.
1979-1983 : Blue label + Phonogram Ltd.
1983-1986 : Blue label + Virgin Records Ltd.
Clues on how to work out the approximate year of release based on center labels for German LP editions:
1972 - 1976: Label rim text = "Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte..." starting at 10 o'clock from left to right. ℗ dates earlier than 1975 indicate reissues.
1977 - 1979: Label rim text = "Alle Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte...." starting at 2 o'clock from right to left - earlier ℗ dates indicate reissues.
1980 - 1983: Label Code next to rights society, label rim text = "Alle Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte...." starting at 2 o'clock from right to left.