DADC

DADC

Profile:
Sony Disc Manufacturing (SDM) runs many CD plants, distributors, and sales offices worldwide, many of them under "DADC" or "Sony DADC"-based company names, some of which were retroactively applied. This DADC profile is intended to represent only DADC's US facilities operating Sep 1984–Aug 2005, before they were renamed to Sony DADC; or it can be used for any other vague references to DADC.

Only use use this profile where a release specifically credits "DADC", or if the matrix contains one of the four-character codes mentioned below and was manufactured before August 2005. However, consider that DADC Codes can be printed on release artwork and on disc faces, but do not always mean that the disc was pressed by DADC; the discs may be glass-mastered and/or pressed by other companies. So if other companies are indicated or can be inferred, or there is any reason for doubt, please omit the credit or ask in the forum.

If "DADC" is mentioned in the following forms, please use those profiles: DADC, Terre Haute, Indiana; Sony DADC; Sony DADC Austria; DADC Austria; or (in Japan) Sony DADC Japan Inc.

The original DADC, a.k.a. Digital Audio Disc Corp., is an optical disc manufacturer whose first plant opened in 1984 in Terre Haute, IN.

Some DADC discs pressed at the Terre Haute plant through 1992 have the DADC "D" logo molded onto the clear plastic hub/clamping ring. This logo by itself on the hub of a US pressing is sufficient for the LCCN entry Pressed By - DADC. Likewise, hub text such as "Made in USA - Digital Audio Disc Corp. [D logo]®" can be interpreted as Pressed By - DADC, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Additional DADC plants operated in Pitman, NJ (c. 1989–2011); Springfield, OR (1995–2003); and Carrollton, GA (1995–2001; then continued as a distribution centre until 2013). As yet, it is unknown how to reliably distinguish discs from most of these plants.

Discs from the Pitman plant through about 1995 do not have the four-character matrix codes, but can be identified by "P" or "CMU P"-prefixed numbers stamped on the clear plastic hub/clamping ring (sometimes very tiny, right by the innermost edge); these codes can go in BAOI "Other" fields and the releases can get the LCCN entry Pressed By - DADC, Pitman.

DADC Austria has been operating in Anif, Austria since c. July 1987, and was officially renamed Sony DADC Austria AG sometime in the mid-1990s. Despite this, the DADC Austria logo in disc matrices from this plant was not replaced by Sony DADC until ~2000 (and briefly by the generic DADC logo between ~1999–~2000). Please credit DADC Austria, DADC, or Sony DADC depending on the logo present in the CD matrix.

DADC, Terre Haute partial history:
• Nov 4, 1983 – Incorporated as Digital Audio Disc Corporation, co-owned by CBS & Sony.
• Sep 21, 1984 – CD production began.
• 1988 – CBS and its facilities, including DADC, became fully owned by Sony.
• Jul 1997 – DVD production began.
• Aug 2005 – Formally renamed Sony DADC as part of Sony's effort to unify branding.
• Jan 2018 – Began outsourcing all music & video production to Technicolor and Sonopress.
• Mar–Aug 2018 – Laid off 375 workers.

MATRIX NUMBERS

Discs glass-mastered by DADC can be identified by the following codes found in the matrix (not a complete list):
· CDRM (CD-ROM)
· CPDP
· CPDX
· CPTP
· CSIG (3" CD Single)
· CTDP
· CTDX
· DIDC (Sony Classical)
· DIDP (Sony Popular)
· DIDX (Non-Sony)
· DIDY (Columbia House)
· DIDZ (WEA Japan, 1983-1985)
· DIPX (Non-Sony Promo)
· DISP (Sony Promo)
· DRSS (DVD-ROM)
· DVDL (Dual-layer DVD)
· DVSS (Single-layer DVD)
· LDVS (Laserdisc)
· PSRM (PlayStation)
· SPLD / SUHD (Hybrid SACD)
· STLD / SUHD (Hybrid SACD)
· SUDL (Dual-layer SACD)
· SUSS (Single-layer SACD)

In 1988, codes were extended to have six digits: therefore any 6-digit DIDX/DIDP codes (i.e. DIDX 00nnnn) on CD face/artwork or in the matrix can't be earlier than 1988. Sometimes older CDs originally released without leading zeros (e.g. DIDX-nnnn) were repressed with the new format (DIDX-00nnnn).

When the DADC number (see prefix list above) is present in the CD matrix (e.g. DIDX-12345), it may be entered in LCCN as the catalogue# for DADC, with the following exceptions:
• a release manufactured after August 2005 (more easily identified as any release with release date 2006 or later), which should instead be credited to Sony DADC
• a release with matrix number DIDX-12xxxxxx or later, which is approximately the place in the DIDX- numbering scheme when DADC was rebranded to Sony DADC in 2005-06
• if the code is printed on the artwork but not in the matrix, it should not be entered in LCCN, but in BaOI as Other (DADC Code)

Please credit DADC with the role Glass Mastered At when identifying from these matrix numbers - Pressed By should only be used when the DADC 'D' logo or 'Digital Audio Disc Corp.' is moulded into the inner matrix hub.

For example, the following releases have the DADC code derived from the CD matrix and entered in LCCN:
Theatre Of Tragedy - Aégis
Nightwish - Angels Fall First
Sublabels
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
13K 68631 If You Leave Me Now / Baby, What A Big Surprise  album cover Chicago (2) If You Leave Me Now / Baby, What A Big Surprise(CD, Mini, Single) Columbia 13K 68631 US 1989 Sell This Version
13K 68650 Footloose / Heart To Heart  album cover Kenny Loggins Footloose / Heart To Heart(CD, Mini, Single) Columbia 13K 68650 US 1989 Sell This Version
15K 68664 Heatwave Boogie Nights / Always And Forever(CD, Mini, Single) Epic 15K 68664 US 1989 Sell This Version
29B2-60 The Hit Factory ~ PWL Non-Stop Album  album cover Various The Hit Factory ~ PWL Non-Stop Album(CD, Comp, Mixed) PWL Records, Jive 29B2-60 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
108TP7CD Comin' On  album cover The Shamen Comin' On(CD, Single) One Little Indian, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 108TP7CD Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
0330 Neronia  album cover Ulysses (20) Neronia(CD) Pyramusic, Rockwerk Records 0330 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
000922 It's Almost...1916  album cover Motörhead It's Almost...1916(CD, Maxi, Promo) WTG Records 000922 US 1991 Sell This Version
001006 No Voices In The Sky  album cover Motörhead No Voices In The Sky(CD, Single, Promo) WTG Records, Epic 001006 US 1991 Sell This Version
1601 Cool Beauty  album cover Organized Multi Unit* Cool Beauty(CD, Album, RE) 99 Records 1601 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
001766 Bad Religion  album cover Motörhead Bad Religion(CD, Single, Promo) WTG Records 001766 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1775-2 Death Before Dishonesty  album cover Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(CD, Album, Edi) Relativity, Vishion Entertainment 1775-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
2006-2 Standing Hampton  album cover Sammy Hagar Standing Hampton (Album) 2006-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2021-2 Three Lock Box  album cover Sammy Hagar Three Lock Box (Album) 2021-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3131 DOC 17 Le Printemps de Bourges 1999  album cover Various Le Printemps de Bourges 1999(2xCD, Comp) Printemps de Bourges 3131 DOC 17 France 1999 Sell This Version
4012-2 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xCD, Album) Geffen Records 4012-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4016 Along The Way  album cover Brian Hughes Along The Way(HDCD, Album) A440 Music Group 4016 US 2003 Sell This Version
4025-2 Love Life  album cover Berlin Love Life(CD, Album, RP) Geffen Records 4025-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
005178 If I Could Turn Back Time  album cover Cher If I Could Turn Back Time(CD, Maxi, Promo) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 005178 US 1989 Sell This Version
07115 Dinner Classics: Romance  album cover Various Dinner Classics: Romance(CD, Comp) Sony Masterworks 07115 US 1992 Sell This Version
15828-2 944 Columbus  album cover Mario Bauzá And The Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra* 944 Columbus(CD, Album) Messidor 15828-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
19383 In Morte Di Madonna Laura  album cover Pentacost Vocaal Ensemble In Morte Di Madonna Laura(CD, Album) STH Records 19383 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
024026 Windham Hill Records Sampler '92  album cover Windham Hill Artists Windham Hill Records Sampler '92(CD, Club, Smplr) Windham Hill Records 024026 US 1991 Sell This Version
068844 4 Brenton Wood 18 More Of The Best  album cover Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood - Brenton Wood 18 More Of The Best(CD, Comp) Original Sound 068844 4 US 1999 Sell This Version
070224 Double Violin Concerto & Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2  album cover Bach*, New York Philharmonic Orchestra*, Members Of The London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Schneider*, Stern*, Perlman*, Mehta* Bach*, New York Philharmonic Orchestra*, Members Of The London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Schneider*, Stern*, Perlman*, Mehta* - Double Violin Concerto & Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2(CD, Album) CBS 070224 US 1983 Sell This Version
071735 Danger Danger  album cover Danger Danger Danger Danger(CD, Album) Imagine Records (2) 071735 US 1989 Sell This Version
079329 Solo Exitos  album cover Enanitos Verdes Solo Exitos(CD, Comp) Columbia, Sony Music Special Marketing 079329 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
087333 De Regreso  album cover Puerto Rico All-Stars De Regreso(CD, Album) RMM International 087333 US 1995 Sell This Version
260654 In Ogni Senso  album cover Eros Ramazzotti In Ogni Senso(CD, Album) DADC 260654 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
422440 'Cause She's My Baby  album cover Bill Thomas 'Cause She's My Baby(CD, Album) New Rose Records, New Rose Records 422440 France 1993 Sell This Version
0519412 Love's Got A Hold On My Heart  album cover Steps Love's Got A Hold On My Heart(CD, Single) Jive, Ebul 0519412 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0523492 Crave  album cover Marc Dorsey Crave(CD, Album) Jive 0523492 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
549 352-2 Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music  album cover Various Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music(5xCD, Comp + Box) Columbia, Legacy 549 352-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
0580502 Larger Than Life  album cover Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life(CD, Single, Car) Jive, Jive 0580502 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0580512 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time  album cover R.Kelly* If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time(CD, Single, Car) Jive 0580512 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
6-38124 Some Great Videos  album cover Depeche Mode Some Great Videos(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC, Dig) Warner Reprise Video, Mute Film, Sire, Reprise Records 6-38124 US 1986 Sell This Version
656209 1 LNA HO  album cover Polnareff* LNA HO(CD, Mini, Single, Gat) Epic, Epic 656209 1 France 1990 Sell This Version
666633 2 Searchin' My Soul  album cover Vonda Shepard Searchin' My Soul(CD, Maxi) Sony Music Soundtrax 666633 2 UK & France 1998 Sell This Version
667041 2 What'cha Wanna Do  album cover Pras* What'cha Wanna Do(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia 667041 2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
740373-2 36 Techno Club Hits  album cover Various 36 Techno Club Hits(2xCD, Comp) ARS Productions 740373-2 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
740 377-5 Get Up (The 1999 Sequel)  album cover Technotronic Get Up (The 1999 Sequel)(CD, Single) Ars Productions, Ars Productions 740 377-5 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
740 450-2 Hits Voor Kids  album cover Various Hits Voor Kids(2xCD, Comp) ARS Productions 740 450-2 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
740480-5 The G-Train  album cover Technotronic Feat. Monday Midnite Technotronic Feat. Monday Midnite - The G-Train(CD, Single, Car) ARS Club 740480-5 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
7 81796-2 Kick  album cover INXS Kick (Album) 7 81796-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 90593-2 More Than The Truth  album cover Nicholas Tremulis More Than The Truth (Album) 7 90593-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 23720-2 1999  album cover Prince 1999(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 23720-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24030-2 Hyæna  album cover Siouxsie And The Banshees* Hyæna (Album) 9 24030-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24085-2 India  album cover Kitaro India(CD, Album) Geffen Records 9 24085-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24099-2 Whitesnake  album cover Whitesnake Whitesnake (Album) 9 24099-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 24118-2 Discover  album cover Gene Loves Jezebel Discover(CD, Album) Geffen Records 9 24118-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24122-2 Shelter  album cover Lone Justice Shelter(CD, Album, RP) Geffen Records 9 24122-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24148-2 Appetite For Destruction  album cover Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction (Album) 9 24148-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 24160-2 Robbie Robertson  album cover Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 9 24160-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24171-2 The House Of Dolls  album cover Gene Loves Jezebel The House Of Dolls(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Beggars Banquet 9 24171-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24187-2 Best Of Berlin 1979-1988  album cover Berlin Best Of Berlin 1979-1988(CD, Comp, RP) Geffen Records 9 24187-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24198-2 G N' R Lies  album cover Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies (Album) 9 24198-2 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
9 24202-2 Beetlejuice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Danny Elfman Beetlejuice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 9 24202-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 24206-2 Passion (Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ)  album cover Peter Gabriel Passion (Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ) (Album) 9 24206-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24239-2 Heart Of Stone  album cover Cher Heart Of Stone (Album) 9 24239-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 24245-2 Letter From Home  album cover Pat Metheny Group Letter From Home (Album) 9 24245-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 24311-2 Five Man Acoustical Jam  album cover Tesla Five Man Acoustical Jam (Album) 9 24311-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 25660-2 Chronicles  album cover Steve Winwood Chronicles(CD, Comp) Island Records 9 25660-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 38300-6 Vagabond Heart Tour  album cover Rod Stewart Vagabond Heart Tour(Laserdisc, 12", Album, NTSC, CLV) Warner Reprise Video, Warner Reprise Video 9 38300-6 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 38303-6 Todo Mundo Presents: David Byrne Live - Between The Teeth  album cover David Byrne Todo Mundo Presents: David Byrne Live - Between The Teeth(Laserdisc, 12", Album, NTSC, CLV) Warner Reprise Video, Sire 9 38303-6 US 1994 Sell This Version
9 38305-6 Live In Dallas  album cover Morrissey Live In Dallas(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, NTSC, CLV) Warner Reprise Video, Warner Reprise Video, Sire, Sire, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 38305-6 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 38345-6 On The Night  album cover Dire Straits On The Night(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC) Warner Reprise Video 9 38345-6 US 1993 Sell This Version
9 38350-6 The Videos  album cover Dire Straits The Videos(Laserdisc, 12", Comp, NTSC, CLV) Warner Reprise Video, Warner Reprise Video 9 38350-6 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 60730-2 Faster Pussycat  album cover Faster Pussycat Faster Pussycat(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 60730-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
987628 L'Arbre Voyage - The Travelling Tree  album cover Bertrand Renaudin L'Arbre Voyage - The Travelling Tree(CD, Album) CC Production 987628 France 2000 Sell This Version
991234 Earprints  album cover Conjoint Earprints(CD, Album) Source Records (2) 991234 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
2-467243 Tiempo De Vals  album cover Chayanne Tiempo De Vals(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 2-467243 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
8.553618 Codex Faenza (Instrumental Music Of The Early XVth Century)  album cover Ensemble UnicornMichael Posch Ensemble UnicornMichael Posch - Codex Faenza (Instrumental Music Of The Early XVth Century)(CD) Naxos 8.553618 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
8.553908 String Quartets Vol. 2 (Quartets No. 1, Op. 13 • No. 2, Op. 5)  album cover Nielsen* - Oslo String Quartet Nielsen* - Oslo String Quartet - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Quartets No. 1, Op. 13 • No. 2, Op. 5)(CD) Naxos 8.553908 USA & Canada 2000 Sell This Version
8.554005 Gaîté Parisienne - Offenbachiana  album cover Jacques Offenbach, Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal Jacques Offenbach, Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal - Gaîté Parisienne - Offenbachiana(CD) Naxos 8.554005 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
9230052 I See You Baby  album cover Groove Armada Featuring Gram'ma Funk Groove Armada Featuring Gram'ma Funk - I See You Baby(CD, Maxi) Jive Electro 9230052 1999 Sell This Version
9230062 Born To Make You Happy  album cover Britney Spears Born To Make You Happy(CD, Single) Jive, Jive 9230062 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
9250029 Born To Make You Happy  album cover Britney Spears Born To Make You Happy(CD, Single, Car) Jive 9250029 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
9250089 Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely  album cover Backstreet Boys Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely(CD, Single, Car) Jive 9250089 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
131.02.737 Free Again  album cover Georg Danzer Free Again(CD, Single) Ambra Music, Ambra Music 131.02.737 Austria 1997 Sell This Version
291.92.034 Feine Leute  album cover Georg Danzer Feine Leute(CD, Album, RE, RM) Ambra Music, Ambra Music 291.92.034 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
291.92.035 Notausgang  album cover Georg Danzer Notausgang(CD, Album, RM) Ambra Music, Ambra Music 291.92.035 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
031.2209.20 The Days Of Our Nights  album cover Luna (5) The Days Of Our Nights(CD, Album) [PIAS], Connected Music Vertrieb GmbH 031.2209.20 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
063. 0001.22 16'30 Contre La Censure  album cover Various 16'30 Contre La Censure(CD) Cercle Rouge (2), [pias], [pias] 063. 0001.22 France 1999 Sell This Version
314 512 185-2 Adrenalize  album cover Def Leppard Adrenalize(CD, Album, RP) Bludgeon Riffola, Mercury 314 512 185-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314-524 050-2 The Cranberries No Need To Argue (Album) 314-524 050-2 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
314-526 185-2 Made In England  album cover Elton John Made In England(CD, Album, Ltd) The Rocket Record Company 314-526 185-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
422-828 957-2 The Shadiest One  album cover WC The Shadiest One(CD, Album) Payday, FFRR 422-828 957-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
422-842 479-2 U2 Wide Awake In America(CD, EP) Island Records 422-842 479-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
422-842 878-2 If I Should Fall From Grace With God  album cover The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 422-842 878-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
422-842 882-2 Oil And Gold  album cover Shriekback Oil And Gold(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 422-842 882-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4-243-687-01 ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered Series  album cover The Rolling Stones ABKCO's The Rolling Stones Remastered Series(SACD, Promo, RM, Smplr, Car) ABKCO 4-243-687-01 US 2002 Sell This Version
462.0001.24 Ma  album cover Bart Herman Ma(CD, Single) PIAS Benelux 462.0001.24 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
538.8008.24 You Should Be...  album cover Blockster You Should Be...(CD, Single, Car) Ministry Of Sound, [PIAS] 538.8008.24 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
538.8009.24 Happiness Happening  album cover Lost Witness Happiness Happening(CD, Single) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 538.8009.24 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
556.2032.25 D.Trance 11  album cover Gary D. D.Trance 11(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) PIAS Germany, DJs Present 556.2032.25 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
556.2038.25 D.Trance 12  album cover Gary D. D.Trance 12(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) DJs Present, Pias Germany 556.2038.25 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
556.2040.22 Memories  album cover DJ Tomac Memories(CD, Maxi) PIAS Germany, DJs Present 556.2040.22 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
556.2042.25 D-Techno  album cover Gary D. D-Techno(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) DJs Present, PIAS Germany 556.2042.25 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
556.2044.25 D.Trance 1/2000  album cover Gary D. D.Trance 1/2000(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) DJs Present, Pias Germany 556.2044.25 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
677.5021.20 Darkdancer  album cover Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 677.5021.20 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
678.2069.23 Warp10+3 Remixes  album cover Various Warp10+3 Remixes(2xCD, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 678.2069.23 Benelux 1999 Sell This Version