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 - Digital Audio Disc Corp.

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. The Carrollton plant did not do its own glass mastering; whether the NJ and OR plants did is unknown.

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. (Some sources say October 1984.)
• 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 (US)

Discs glass-mastered by DADC in the US can be identified by the following codes found in the matrix (not a complete list):
· AUHD (Hybrid DualDisc)
· 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)
· SROM (Mini CD)
· STDX
· 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-12xxxx 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), and no manufacturing role should be assumed for DADC

Please credit DADC with the role Glass Mastered At when identifying from these matrix numbers. Pressed By should only be used when "☆ [D logo] ☆" 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

MATRIX NUMBERS (AUSTRIA)

Between approx. 1998-2000, glass masters manufactured in Austria used the following matrix scheme

[DADC logo] Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz BB CC

In these cases, this label profile should be credited in LCCN (rather than DADC Austria or Sony DADC).

- For CD releases, yy indicates the disc number (always 01 for single-disc releases; 02 and onwards are used for multi-disc releases), while zz indicates the number of discs in the release (again, always 01 for single-disc releases).DVDs use different numbering for the yyzz part.
- BB is a two digit number, usually between 11-25. The second digit is the same as the last digit of the mastering SID code (IFPI L55x).
- CC may be machine stamped in the mirror band, and is usually A1, A01, A00, B1, etc.

When crediting DADC from the matrix mirror band, by the presence of its logo, with or without the Axxxxxxxxxx-xxxx matrix number and mastering SID code IFPI L55x, the most accurate role to use is Glass Mastered At.

When entering DADC matrix numbers into LCCN, ONLY the "Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz" of the string should be entered. A good example is Shape Of Despair - Shades Of....
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 Peaceful Loungin'  album cover Munch* Peaceful Loungin'(CD, EP) Munchkin' Records 1 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
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
44K 74036 Stay Beautiful  album cover Manic Street Preachers Stay Beautiful(CD, Single) Columbia 44K 74036 US 1991 Sell This Version
0318-2 You Better Keep Still  album cover T-Model Ford You Better Keep Still(CD, Album, Dig) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 0318-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0532 Nur Über Meine Leiche - Der Soundtrack Zum Film  album cover Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Miltos Logiades Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Miltos Logiades - Nur Über Meine Leiche - Der Soundtrack Zum Film(CD, Album) Bogner Records 0532 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1601 Cool Beauty  album cover Organized Multi Unit* Cool Beauty(CD, Album, RE) 99 Records 1601 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1691-2 Whatcha Gone Do?  album cover Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1691-2 US 1998 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
2008-2 Asia  album cover Asia (2) Asia (Album) 2008-2 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
2036-2 Pleasure Victim  album cover Berlin Pleasure Victim(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, M.A.O. Records, Enigma (4) 2036-2 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
3593-2 El Loco  album cover ZZ Top El Loco(CD, Album, RE, DAD) Warner Bros. Records 3593-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4004-2 Points On The Curve  album cover Wang Chung Points On The Curve(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 4004-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
4012-2 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xCD, Album) Geffen Records 4012-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4025-2 Love Life  album cover Berlin Love Life(CD, Album, RP) Geffen Records 4025-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
4036-2 English Settlement  album cover XTC English Settlement(CD, Album, RE, RP, DAD) Geffen Records, Virgin 4036-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
5381MC2 25th Anniversary  album cover Diana Ross And The Supremes Diana Ross And The Supremes - 25th Anniversary(2xCass, Album, Comp, Dol) Motown 5381MC2 US 1986 Sell This Version
6261-2 Are You Experienced?  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced?(CD, Album, RE, RP) Reprise Records 6261-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
8181 De Michel I De Suppeschüssle  album cover Astrid Lindgren, Geri Dillier, Emil Steinberger Astrid Lindgren, Geri Dillier, Emil Steinberger - De Michel I De Suppeschüssle(CD) Tudor, DRS 1 8181 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
9348 Bring On Da Funk Vol. 6 - Slow Jams  album cover Various Bring On Da Funk Vol. 6 - Slow Jams(CD, Comp) Platinum Entertainment 9348 USA & Canada 1998 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
20479 Birds Of Fire  album cover Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 20479 US Unknown Sell This Version
63103 69 Tempo  album cover Mistakin' Identity* Does Queens Delight Mistakin' Identity* Does Queens Delight - 69 Tempo(Cass, Single) Triple Platinum Records 63103 US 1994 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
070568 Blue Öyster Cult Mirrors(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 070568 US Unknown Sell This Version
070787 Rituel / Eclat / Multiples  album cover Pierre Boulez - Ensemble InterContemporain, BBC Symphony Orchestra Pierre Boulez - Ensemble InterContemporain, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Rituel / Eclat / Multiples(CD, RE) Sony Classical, Sony Classical 070787 US Unknown Sell This Version
071 240-1 30th Anniversary Gala Concert  album cover Luciano Pavarotti 30th Anniversary Gala Concert(Laserdisc, 12", Album, NTSC) London Records 071 240-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
81808-2 Inside Information  album cover Foreigner Inside Information(CD, Album) Atlantic 81808-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
082706 Vicente Fernandez  album cover Vicente Fernandez Vicente Fernandez(CD, Album, RE) Sony Discos 082706 US 1994 Sell This Version
9 1010-2 Chillin'  album cover Force M.D.'s* Chillin'(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 9 1010-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
092756 Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind  album cover Tan Dun - Yo-Yo Ma Tan Dun - Yo-Yo Ma - Symphony 1997 Heaven Earth Mankind(CD, Album, Club) Sony Classical, Sony Classical 092756 US 1997 Sell This Version
094246 Moving Finger  album cover The Hollies Moving Finger(CD, Album, RE) Sundazed Music, Sony Music Special Products 094246 US 1997 Sell This Version
104855 Med Nebom In Menoj  album cover Irena Vrčkovnik Med Nebom In Menoj(CD, Album) ZKP RTVS 104855 Slovenia 1998 Sell This Version
2-27712 Best Of Times  album cover Peter Cetera Best Of Times(CD, Mini) Warner Bros. Records 2-27712 US 1988 Sell This Version
0333361 The Greatest Hits Collection  album cover Bananarama The Greatest Hits Collection(CD, Comp, DAD) London Records 0333361 US Unknown Sell This Version
465817 2 One Of The Boys  album cover Donnie Miller One Of The Boys(CD, Album) Epic 465817 2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
468884 Ten  album cover Pearl Jam Ten(CD, Album) Epic Associated, Epic Associated 468884 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
498912 2 Sympathique  album cover Pink Martini Sympathique(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Heinz Records, Naïve, Naïve, Naïve 498912 2 France Unknown Sell This Version
0519142 Heartbeat / Tragedy  album cover Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy(CD, Single) Jive, Ebul, Jive 0519142 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0519182 Killing Time  album cover Tina Cousins Killing Time(CD, Album) Jive, Eastern Bloc Records 0519182 Europe 1998 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
0523222 Millennium  album cover Backstreet Boys Millennium(CD, Album) Jive, Jive 0523222 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0523492 Crave  album cover Marc Dorsey Crave(CD, Album) Jive 0523492 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0550422 We're Going To Ibiza!  album cover Vengaboys We're Going To Ibiza!(CD, Maxi) Jive, Breakin' Records (4) 0550422 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0580062 Heartbeat / Tragedy  album cover Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy(CD, Single) Jive, Ebul 0580062 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0580212 Better Best Forgotten  album cover Steps Better Best Forgotten(CD, Single, Car) Jive, Ebul 0580212 Europe 1999 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
0591222 Silver Tones - The Best Of  album cover John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Silver Tones - The Best Of(CD, Comp) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records 0591222 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
6-38124 Some Great Videos  album cover Depeche Mode Some Great Videos(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, NTSC, Dig) Warner Reprise Video, Mute Film, Sire, Reprise Records 6-38124 US 1986 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
666893 5 You Gotta Be (1999 Mix)  album cover Des'ree You Gotta Be (1999 Mix)(CD, Single) Sony Soho Square 666893 5 UK 1999 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
700.066 Black And Blue  album cover The Rolling Stones Black And Blue(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 700.066 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
700.680 Flash Dance  album cover Various Flash Dance(CD, Comp) Epic, Epic 700.680 Brazil Unknown 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
740 389-2 DJ's Most Wanted Maxi Versions Vol 2  album cover Various DJ's Most Wanted Maxi Versions Vol 2(2xCD, Comp) ARS Productions, ARS Productions 740 389-2 Benelux 1998 Sell This Version
740404-2 Best Of Slows  album cover Various Best Of Slows(CD, Comp) Top Selection (3) 740404-2 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
740419-2 DJ's Most Wanted Live  album cover Various DJ's Most Wanted Live(2xCD, Comp) ARS Productions 740419-2 Benelux 1999 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
740613-2 Retro House Top 100  album cover Various Retro House Top 100(5xCD, Comp) ARS Productions 740613-2 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
752.062 Este Mundo  album cover Gipsy Kings Este Mundo(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Epic, Epic 752.062 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
752.116 Human Touch  album cover Bruce Springsteen Human Touch(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 752.116 Brazil 1992 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
850.009 Ai, Ai, Ai De Mim  album cover João Bosco Ai, Ai, Ai De Mim(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 850.009 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
850.055 Roberto Carlos  album cover Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos(CD, Album) Columbia 850.055 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
850.215 Roberto Carlos  album cover Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 850.215 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
9 21236-2 King For A Day  album cover XTC King For A Day(CD, Maxi) Geffen Records 9 21236-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 24026-2 Building The Perfect Beast  album cover Don Henley Building The Perfect Beast(CD, Album, RE, DAD) Geffen Records 9 24026-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24030-2 Hyæna  album cover Siouxsie And The Banshees* Hyæna(CD, Album) Geffen Records 9 24030-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24054-2 The Big Express  album cover XTC The Big Express(CD, Album, RE, Lon) Geffen Records, Virgin 9 24054-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 24083-2 Full Moon Story  album cover Kitaro Full Moon Story(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Shi Zen, Shi Zen 9 24083-2 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(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 9 24099-2 US Unknown 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 Unknown 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 24174-2 Snakebite  album cover Whitesnake Snakebite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Sunburst 9 24174-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 24180-2 In Heat  album cover Black 'N Blue In Heat(CD, Album) Geffen Records 9 24180-2 US 1988 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 24205-2 Peepshow  album cover Siouxsie And The Banshees* Peepshow (Album) 9 24205-2 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 24207-2 Ten Years  album cover 喜多郎* Ten Years(2xCD, Comp) Geffen Records 9 24207-2 US 1988 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 24249-2 Slip Of The Tongue  album cover Whitesnake Slip Of The Tongue(CD, Album) Geffen Records 9 24249-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 24273-2 Shadowland  album cover Shadowland (4) Shadowland(CD, MiniAlbum) Geffen Records 9 24273-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 24291-D2 Meet John Doe  album cover John Doe (2) Meet John Doe(CD, Album, Promo) DGC 9 24291-D2 US 1990 Sell This Version