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Musidisc-Europe

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French company, owner of French labels Musidisc, America Records, Disques Festival, Score, Visadisc, Jazz Anthology, Accord.
Distributor of those labels, US labels Fantasy, Milestone, Prestige and many other labels of different type.
Often appears as "Production(s) Musidisc-Europe". Please add Musidisc-Europe in LCCN as Record Company in this case.
Also credited as copyright holder, for licensing roles and appears as label "Musidisc Europe" (without hyphen) in Argentina for releases with cat# ME 5xxx distributed by Musidisc Europe Sudamericana S.A.I.C. y F. or EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C.

Musidisc-Europe was founded in 1955 according to obituary notice of founder Philippe Thomas written by his family (see link dansnoscoeurs.fr below).
Earliest appareance of 'Musidisc-Europe' detected for now on releases is 1964, though.
But it's 1959 for America Records and 1961 for Musidisc, two Musidisc-Europe labels founded by Philippe Thomas.
Musidisc-Europe was managed until 1977 by founder Philippe Thomas and later by François Grandchamp des Raux (President).
Musidisc-Europe mention appears on releases up to ca. mid-80s.

Sublabels:2 Disques 33T. Double Durée, America Records, Coffret Collection Or, Disques Festival, Le Petit Poucet, Mélodie (6), Musidisc Europe Sudamericana S.A.I.C. y F., Pop Hits, Score, Visadisc
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13-15 rue Pagès
92150 Suresnes
France
(obsolete)

Links:books.google.co.uk , books.google.fr , books.google.fr , dansnoscoeurs.fr , worldradiohistory.com

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