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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Contact Info:
[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
32XB-56 Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(CD, Album) Private Music, Private Music 32XB-56 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XB-298 Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) 32XB-298 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XB-300 Yanni (2) Chameleon Days(CD, Album, Promo) Private Music 32XB-300 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
1101 Sanford Ponder Etosha - Private Music In The Land Of Dry Water (Album) 1101 US 1985 Sell This Version
1201 Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams (Album) 1201 US 1985 Sell This Version
1301 Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation (Album) 1301 US 1985 Sell This Version
1401 Various Piano One (Comp, Album) 1401 US 1985 Sell This Version
1501 Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(CD, Album) Private Music 1501 US 1985 Sell This Version
1601 Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties (Album) 1601 US 1985 Sell This Version
2057-4 Tangerine Dream Lily On The Beach(Cass, Album) Private Music 2057-4 Turkey 1989 Sell This Version
2070-S1 Kate & Anna McGarrigle Heartbeats Accelerating(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music 2070-S1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2001-1-P 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 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 Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(LP, Album) Private Music 2002-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2002-2-P Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(CD, Album) Private Music 2002-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2002-4-P Patrick O'Hearn Ancient Dreams(Cass, Album) Private Music 2002-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2003-1-P Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation(LP, Album) Private Music, Private Music 2003-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2003-4-P Jerry Goodman On The Future Of Aviation(Cass, Album) Private Music 2003-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-1-P Various Piano One(LP, Comp) Private Music 2004-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-2-P Various Piano One(CD, Comp) Private Music 2004-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2004-4-P Various Piano One(Cass, Comp, CrO) Private Music, Private Music 2004-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2005-1-P Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(LP, Album, RE) Private Music 2005-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2005-2-P Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets (Album) 2005-2-P South Korea 2004 Sell This Version
2005-4-P Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets(Cass, Album) Private Music 2005-4-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2006-1-P Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties(LP, Album) Private Music 2006-1-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2006-2-P Lucia Hwong House Of Sleeping Beauties(CD) Private Music, Private Music 2006-2-P US 1985 Sell This Version
2007-1-P Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon(LP, Album) Private Music 2007-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2007-2-P Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon (Album) 2007-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2007-4-P Leo Kottke A Shout Toward Noon(Cass) Private Music 2007-4-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-1-P Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination(LP, Album) Private Music 2008-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-2-P Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination (Album) 2008-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2008-4-P Yanni (2) Keys To Imagination(Cass, Album) Private Music 2008-4-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2009-1-P Various The World Of Private Music (Comp) 2009-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2009-2-P Various The World Of Private Music(CD, Smplr) Private Music 2009-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2009-4-P 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 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 Sanford Ponder Tigers Are Brave(LP, Album) Private Music 2012-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2012-2-P Sanford Ponder Tigers Are Brave(CD, Album) Private Music 2012-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2013-1-P Jerry Goodman Ariel(LP, Album) Private Music 2013-1-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2013-2-P Jerry Goodman Ariel(CD, Album) Private Music 2013-2-P US 1986 Sell This Version
2015-1-P David Van Tieghem Safety In Numbers(LP, Album) Private Music 2015-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2015-2-P David Van Tieghem Safety In Numbers(CD, Album) Private Music 2015-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-1-P The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(LP) Private Music 2016-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-2-P The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(CD, Album) Private Music 2016-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2016-4-P The Ravi Shankar Project* Tana Mana(Cass, Album) Private Music 2016-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-1-P Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds (Album) 2017-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-2-P Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds(CD, Album) Private Music 2017-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2017-4-P Patrick O'Hearn Between Two Worlds (Album) 2017-4-P Canada 1987 Sell This Version
2018-1-PD David Van Tieghem Galaxy(12", Promo) Private Music 2018-1-PD US 1987 Sell This Version
2018-1-PDAB David Van Tieghem Galaxy(12", Promo) Private Music 2018-1-PDAB US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-1-P Carlos Alomar Dream Generator(LP, Album) Private Music 2019-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-2-P Carlos Alomar Dream Generator (Album) 2019-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2019-4-P Carlos Alomar Dream Generator(Cass, Album) Private Music 2019-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-1-P Azuma* Azuma(LP, Album) Private Music 2020-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-2-P Azuma* Azuma(CD, Album) Private Music 2020-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2020-4-P Yoshitaka Azuma Azuma(Cass, Album, CrO) Private Music 2020-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-1-P Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(LP, Album) Private Music 2021-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-2-P Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(CD, Album) Private Music 2021-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2021-4-P Lucia Hwong Secret Luminescence(Cass, Album, CrO) Private Music 2021-4-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2022-1-PD Carlos Alomar Insomniac(12") Private Music 2022-1-PD US 1987 Sell This Version
2023-1-P Various The World Of Private Music Volume II(LP, Comp) Private Music 2023-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2023-2-P Various The World Of Private Music Volume II(CD, Comp) Private Music 2023-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2024-1P Yanni (2) Out Of Silence(LP, Album) Private Music 2024-1P US 1987 Sell This Version
2024-2-P 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 Turkey 1987 Sell This Version
2025-1-P Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink(LP, Album) Private Music 2025-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2025-2-P Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink(CD, Album) Private Music 2025-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2025-4-P Leo Kottke Regards From Chuck Pink(Cass, Album) Private Music 2025-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-1-P Jerry Goodman It's Alive(LP, Album) Private Music 2026-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-2-P Jerry Goodman It's Alive(CD, Album) Private Music 2026-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2026-4-P Jerry Goodman It's Alive(Cass, Album) Private Music 2026-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2027-1-P 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 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 Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise (Album) 2029-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-2-P Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise(CD, Album) Private Music 2029-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-2-PP Patrick O'Hearn Homeward Bound(CD, Single, Promo) Private Music 2029-2-PP US 1988 Sell This Version
2029-4-P Patrick O'Hearn Rivers Gonna Rise(Cass, Album) Private Music 2029-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2031-1-P Bill Gable There Were Signs (Album) 2031-1-P US 1989 Sell This Version
2031-2-P Bill Gable There Were Signs(CD, Album) Private Music 2031-2-P US 1989 Sell This Version
2032-2-P Dan Hartman New Green Clear Blue(CD, Album) Private Music 2032-2-P US 1989 Sell This Version
2035-1-P James Newton Howard Promised Land(LP, Album) Private Music 2035-1-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2035-2-P James Newton Howard Promised Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Private Music 2035-2-P US 1987 Sell This Version
2036-1-P Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) 2036-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2036-2-P Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) 2036-2-P Canada 1988 Sell This Version
2037-1-P Azuma* The Wanderer(LP, Album) Private Music 2037-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2037-2-P Azuma* The Wanderer(CD, Album) Private Music 2037-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2039-1-P Andy Summers Mysterious Barricades (Album) 2039-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2039-2-P Andy Summers Mysterious Barricades(CD) Private Music 2039-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2040-1-P John Tesh Tour De France(LP, Album) Private Music 2040-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2040-2-P John Tesh Tour De France (Album) 2040-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2040-4-P John Tesh Tour De France(Cass, Album) Private Music 2040-4-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2041-1-P Michael Colina Shadow Of Urbano (Album) 2041-1-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2041-2-P Michael Colina Shadow Of Urbano(CD, Album) Private Music 2041-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2042-1-P Tangerine Dream Optical Race (Album) 2042-1-P Germany 1988 Sell This Version
2042-2-P Tangerine Dream Optical Race(CD, Album) Private Music 2042-2-P US 1988 Sell This Version
2042-2-PP Tangerine Dream Marakesh(CD, Promo) Private Music 2042-2-PP US 1988 Sell This Version
2042-2-PP2 Tangerine Dream Cat Scan(CD, Maxi, Promo) Private Music 2042-2-PP2 US 1988 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.