Cargo Records


Founded in 1987 as a Canadian independent record label and distributor based in Montreal, focused on rock, punk and metal. Also appears as Disques Cargo. Largely successful on the Canadian market up until 1995, the company has established offices in the US (see Cargo Music), in the UK, and in Germany (label code LC 10634). After 1995, the company operations begun to falter. The Canadian office ultimately filed for bankruptcy on December 19, 1997.

Due to some previous ownership changes, the bankruptcy of the parent company did not affect operation of the foreign offices. The two European companies operate primarily as distributors or distributor/labels - they cooperate but are otherwise independent.

For CDs with [Cargo Records logo] in matrix / runout with XY#####-ZZ matrix scheme, please credit as:
-Manufactured by Cargo Records
-Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH (for releases since October 2011)
-Pressed by Optimal Media Production (for releases before September 2011)

Parent Label:Cargo Records Germany GmbH
Sublabels:[email protected], Cargo (2), Cargo (4), Cargo Music, Cargo Records America, Inc., Cargo Records UK, INTO Records, Livewire, Very Friendly, We Deliver The Guts
Contact Info:

Disques Cargo
1180 Ouest Rue St Antoine Suite 306
Montréal - Québec H3C 1D4

(British Office)
17 Heathmans Road
United Kingdom
+44 (0)207 731 5125
[email protected]

(German Office)
Cargo Records GmbH
Kaiserstr. 52
42329 Wuppertal
Germany ,


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