Arvato Digital Services


Operating under this name between 2007 and 2012. Previously known as Sonopress Arvato.

For U.S.A. manufactured discs please use Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann, USA.
Established on 1 October 2007 (registered January 2008) as part of arvato AG, a division of Bertelsmann AG, headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany.
At the time the world's second largest manufacturer of recorded media with production facilities in 18 countries on all five continents.

In 2008 Sonopress was integrated into the company and by 2012 merged.

For releases from late 2011 onwards that only show 'arvato' in the matrix rather than the logo 'arvato digital services BERTELSMANN', please use Arvato instead of this page.

Typical Arvato Digital Services CD matrix pattern (for releases manufactured in Europe):

[Arvato Digital Services logo] 5xxxxxxx/YYY ZZ

- 5xxxxxxx is a number assigned by Arvato Digital Services for internal cataloguing.
- YYY is the catalogue number of the release.
- ZZ is a two digit number, often 21 or 22, 25 and 26 are also known.

Known SID codes are:
Mould SID: IFPI 07xx, IFPI 07xxx and IFPI 07xxxx, IFPI RVxx
Mastering SID: IFPI LB45, IFPI LB 46, IFPI LB47, IFPI LB 50, IFPI LP73 and IFPI LP 73 (spaces as shown on known releases)

Please credit Arvato Digital Services as follows:
Glass Mastered At – Arvato Digital Services – 5xxxxxxx

An example of how to correctly credit Arvato Digital Services number is Leaves' Eyes - Njord.

Certain clients such as Sony BMG Music Entertainment or Sony Music may replace the 'arvato digital services BERTELSMANN' matrix logo with their own, or there may be no logo present at all. Arvato Digital Services may still be identified on such discs by the SID codes listed above, the matrix format and number 5xxxxxxx. This LCCN entry should be used with CD matrix numbers between 5265xxxx-5485xxxx (manufactured 2008-2011). Arvato Digital Services may also be used for CDs manufactured in 2012 with numbers 5520xxxx-5533xxxx (only in conjunction with mastering SID code LB47). For other numbers, see Sonopress Arvato / Arvato / Sonopress and this timeline of plant logos/5xxxxxxx numbers for guidance.

Example release without Arvato Digital Services logo: John Mayer - Battle Studies

By March 2012 reorganized to become Arvato Entertainment Europe GmbH (established 26 October 2012).

Parent Label:Arvato
Sublabels:Arvato Digital Services, Australia, Arvato Digital Services, Mexico, Arvato Digital Services, South Africa, CTP Digital Services,
Contact Info:

Press contact:
arvato digital services GmbH
Public Relations
Phone: +49 5241 80-1938


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