Private Music

Private Music

Profile:
Founded by Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann in 1984, specializing in instrumental music and other projects that the major companies would not support at that time. In 1996, the label was sold to Windham Hill Records' parent company, BMG, who continue to distribute some of the back catalogue.
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[1992-94]
Private Music
9014 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069

[1990]
Private Music
9014 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

[1989]
Private Music
220 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 684-2533
[l10447]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2P-2058 History Of My Heart  album cover Suzanne Ciani History Of My Heart(CD, Album) Private Music, Private Music 2P-2058 US 1989 Sell This Version
2-VWH-21000 Out Of Silence  album cover Yanni (2) Out Of Silence(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Custom Marketing Group, Private Music 2-VWH-21000 US Unknown Sell This Version
7A411351 Polar Shift: A Benefit For Antarctica  album cover Various Polar Shift: A Benefit For Antarctica(Cass, Comp) Private Music 7A411351 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
32XB-56 Ancient Dreams  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(CD, Album) Private Music, Private Music 32XB-56 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-59 Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water  album cover Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-59 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-73 Piano One  album cover Eddie Jobson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joachim Kuhn Piano One(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-73 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-74 Theme Of Secrets  album cover Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-74 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-93 Jerry Goodman Ariel(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-93 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-143 David Van Tieghem Safety In Numbers(CD, Album) Private Music, Alfa Records, Inc 32XB-143 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-155 The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-155 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-160 Dream Generator   album cover Carlos Alomar Dream Generator (CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-160 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-191 Azuma  album cover Azuma* Azuma(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-191 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-197 Out Of Silence  album cover Yanni (2) Out Of Silence(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-197 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XB-295 Mysterious Barricades  album cover Andy Summers Mysterious Barricades(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-295 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-296 The Wanderer  album cover Azuma* The Wanderer(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-296 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-297 Tour De France  album cover John Tesh Tour De France(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-297 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-298 Neverland  album cover Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) 32XB-298 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-299 Rivers Gonna Rise  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise(CD, Album) Private Music 32XB-299 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-300 Chameleon Days  album cover Yanni (2) Chameleon Days (Album) 32XB-300 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
1101 Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water  album cover Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water (Album) 1101 US 1985 Sell This Version
1201 Ancient Dreams  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams (Album) 1201 US 1985 Sell This Version
1301 On The Future Of Aviation  album cover Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation (Album) 1301 US 1985 Sell This Version
1401 Piano One  album cover Various Piano One (Comp, Album) 1401 US 1985 Sell This Version
1501 Theme Of Secrets  album cover Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(CD, Album) Private Music 1501 US 1985 Sell This Version
1601 House Of Sleeping Beauties  album cover Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties (Album) 1601 US 1985 Sell This Version
#2017 Forever The Optimist  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Forever The Optimist(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music #2017 US 1987 Sell This Version
2057-4 Lily On The Beach  album cover Tangerine Dream Lily On The Beach(Cass, Album) Private Music 2057-4 Turkey 1989 Sell This Version
2070-S1 Heartbeats Accelerating  album cover Kate & Anna McGarrigle Heartbeats Accelerating(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music 2070-S1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2001-1-P Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water  album cover Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water(LP, Album) Private Music 2001-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2001-2-P Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water  album cover Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water(CD, Album, Lon) Private Music 2001-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2001-4-P Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water(Cass) Private Music 2001-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2002-1-P Ancient Dreams  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(LP, Album) Private Music 2002-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2002-2-P Ancient Dreams  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams (Album) 2002-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2002-4-P Ancient Dreams  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(Cass, Album) Private Music 2002-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2003-1-P On The Future Of Aviation  album cover Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation(LP, Album) Private Music, Private Music 2003-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2003-4-P On The Future Of Aviation  album cover Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation(Cass, Album) Private Music 2003-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-1-P Piano One  album cover Various Piano One(LP, Comp) Private Music 2004-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-2-P Piano One  album cover Various Piano One(CD, Comp) Private Music 2004-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-4-P Piano One  album cover Various Piano One(Cass, Comp, CrO) Private Music, Private Music 2004-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2005-1-P Theme Of Secrets  album cover Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets (Album) 2005-1-P South Korea 1985 Sell This Version
2005-2-P Theme Of Secrets  album cover Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets (Album) 2005-2-P South Korea 1985 Sell This Version
2005-4-P Theme Of Secrets  album cover Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(Cass, Album) Private Music 2005-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2006-1-P House Of Sleeping Beauties  album cover Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties (Album) 2006-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2006-2-P House Of Sleeping Beauties  album cover Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties(CD) Private Music, Private Music 2006-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2007-1-P A Shout Toward Noon  album cover Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon (Album) 2007-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2007-2-P A Shout Toward Noon  album cover Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon (Album) 2007-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2007-4-P A Shout Toward Noon  album cover Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon(Cass) Private Music 2007-4-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-1-P Keys To Imagination  album cover Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination (Album) 2008-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-2-P Keys To Imagination  album cover Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination (Album) 2008-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-4-P Keys To Imagination  album cover Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination (Album) 2008-4-P India 1986 Sell This Version
2009-1-P The World Of Private Music  album cover Various The World Of Private Music (Comp) 2009-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2009-2-P The World Of Private Music  album cover Various The World Of Private Music(CD, Smplr) Private Music 2009-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2009-4-P The World Of Private Music  album cover Various The World Of Private Music(Cass, Album) Private Music 2009-4-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2010-1-PDDJ Yanni (2) Forbidden Dreams / Looking Glass(12", Promo) Private Music 2010-1-PDDJ US 1986 Sell This Version
2011-1-PDAB Topanga Waltz / On The Future Of Aviation  album cover Jerry Goodman Topanga Waltz / On The Future Of Aviation(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Private Music 2011-1-PDAB US 1986 Sell This Version
2012-1-P Tigers Are Brave  album cover Sanford Ponder Tigers Are Brave(LP, Album) Private Music 2012-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2012-2-P Tigers Are Brave  album cover Sanford Ponder Tigers Are Brave(CD, Album) Private Music 2012-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2013-1-P Ariel  album cover Jerry Goodman Ariel(LP, Album) Private Music 2013-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2013-2-P Ariel  album cover Jerry Goodman Ariel(CD, Album) Private Music 2013-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2013-4-P Ariel  album cover Jerry Goodman Ariel(Cass, Album) Private Music 2013-4-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2015-1-P Safety In Numbers  album cover David Van Tieghem Safety In Numbers(LP, Album) Private Music 2015-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2015-2-P Safety In Numbers  album cover David Van Tieghem Safety In Numbers(CD, Album) Private Music 2015-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-1-P Tana Mana  album cover The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(LP, Album) Private Music 2016-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-2-P Tana Mana  album cover The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana (Album) 2016-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-4-P Tana Mana  album cover The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(Cass, Album) Private Music 2016-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-1-P Between Two Worlds  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds (Album) 2017-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-2-P Between Two Worlds  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds(CD, Album) Private Music 2017-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-4-P Between Two Worlds  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds (Album) 2017-4-P Canada 1987 Sell This Version
2018-1-PDAB Galaxy  album cover David Van Tieghem Galaxy(12", Promo) Private Music 2018-1-PDAB US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-1-P Dream Generator  album cover Carlos Alomar Dream Generator(LP, Album) Private Music 2019-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-2-P Dream Generator  album cover Carlos Alomar Dream Generator (Album) 2019-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-4-P Dream Generator  album cover Carlos Alomar Dream Generator(Cass, Album) Private Music 2019-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-1-P Azuma  album cover Azuma* Azuma(LP, Album) Private Music 2020-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-2-P Azuma  album cover Azuma* Azuma(CD, Album) Private Music 2020-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-4-P  Azuma  album cover Yoshitaka Azuma Azuma(Cass, Album, CrO) Private Music 2020-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-1-P Secret Luminescence  album cover Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(LP, Album) Private Music 2021-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-2-P Secret Luminescence  album cover Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(CD, Album) Private Music 2021-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-4-P Secret Luminescence  album cover Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(Cass, Album, CrO) Private Music 2021-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2022-1-PD Insomniac  album cover Carlos Alomar Insomniac(12") Private Music 2022-1-PD US 1987 Sell This Version
2023-1-P The World Of Private Music Volume II  album cover Various The World Of Private Music Volume II(LP, Comp) Private Music 2023-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2023-2-P The World Of Private Music Volume II  album cover Various The World Of Private Music Volume II(CD, Comp) Private Music 2023-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2023-4-P The World Of Private Music Vol. II  album cover Various The World Of Private Music Vol. II(Cass, Comp) Private Music 2023-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2024-1P Out Of Silence  album cover Yanni (2) Out Of Silence(LP, Album) Private Music 2024-1P US 1987 Sell This Version
2024-2-P Out Of Silence  album cover Yanni (2) Out Of Silence(CD, Album) Private Music 2024-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2024-4-P Yanni (2) Out Of Silence (Album) 2024-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2025-1-P Regards From Chuck Pink  album cover Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink (Album) 2025-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2025-2-P Regards From Chuck Pink  album cover Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink(CD, Album) Private Music 2025-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2025-4-P Regards From Chuck Pink  album cover Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink(Cass, Album) Private Music 2025-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-1-P It's Alive  album cover Jerry Goodman It's Alive(LP, Album) Private Music 2026-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-2-P It's Alive  album cover Jerry Goodman It's Alive(CD, Album) Private Music 2026-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-4-P It's Alive  album cover Jerry Goodman It's Alive(Cass, Album) Private Music 2026-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2027-1-P Piano Two  album cover Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) - Piano Two(LP, Comp) Private Music 2027-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2027-2-P Piano Two  album cover Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) - Piano Two(CD, Comp) Private Music 2027-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2027-4-P Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) Michael Riesman / Suzanne Ciani / Joachim Kuhn* / Yanni (2) - Piano Two(Cass, Comp) Private Music 2027-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2029-1-P Rivers Gonna Rise  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise (Album) 2029-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-2-P Rivers Gonna Rise  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise(CD, Album) Private Music 2029-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-2-PP Homeward Bound  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Homeward Bound(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music 2029-2-PP US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-2-PP2 Patrick O'Hearn Reunion(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music 2029-2-PP2 US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-4-P Rivers Gonna Rise  album cover Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise(Cass, Album, CrO) Private Music 2029-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2031-1-P There Were Signs  album cover Bill Gable There Were Signs (Album) 2031-1-P US 1989 Sell This Version

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BigSingh

BigSingh

April 2, 2010
Private Music was founded by Peter Baumann (ex-Tangerine Dream) after years of performing as a solo artist. He came up with the name Private Music as a haven for artists to do music that their labels would ignore (hence the name). The label was bold in its mission in its infancy - ambient, electronic, accoustic, solo piano, jazz and (believe it or not) dance.

The label lived up to its name in more ways than one. It had a roster as diverse as music could get but was still branded as "new age". Acts like Leo Kottke (folk), Suzanne Ciani (ambient), Yanni (instrumental), Carlos Alomar (ambient), Dan Hartman (relaxation), Jerry Goodman (fusion jazz), David Van Tieghem (dance), Ravi Shankar (world)...the list goes on. And artists that did only one or two albums left you wanting more.

My personal favorites besides O'Hearn, Ciani, and Tangerine Dream (yeah, they were briefly on here) are "Skin Diver" by Nona Hendryx, a nice departure from the dance funk that she is known for, "New Green Clear Blue" by the late Dan Hartman, a most unusual relaxation album in the style of Harold Budd and "Strange Cargo" by David Van Teighem, am album that you can choreograph to but it isn't easy. Still, the label managed to show how to expand on its namesake before disappearing into obsurity.