TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH


German record company formed in March 1983 when owners Telefunken AG and Decca Record Co. Ltd sold their stake in TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH.

Apart from releasing records on its own TELDEC label, the company also manufactured and distributed records for other labels. The company operated two recording/mastering studios (TELDEC-Studio, Hamburg and Teldec-Studio, Berlin) as well as a record, cassette and CD manufacturing plant Teldec-Press GmbH in Nortorf, near Kiel.

TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH existed as an independent company until it was bought by WEA (effective January 1, 1988). The manufacturing activities were then merged with Record Service GmbH to become TELDEC Record Service GmbH (effective May 1988).

In 1989 parts of the company were split up and became Teldec Classics International GmbH (October 1989) and the rest finally became EastWest Records GmbH (July 1990).

All the credits prior to 1983 are usually abbreviations and means the TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH. In the same way this company is credited frequently just with TELDEC. Please don't confuse the situation if TELDEC Schallplatten GmbH is credited together with older C&P marks, it does not automatically mean the TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH, but more likely that your release is a reissue from the period 1983 and later. If in doubt, please ask at the forum.

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Contact Info:

Heussweg 25
2000 Hamburg 19

Finckensteinallee 38
1000 Berlin 45


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