Disque Americ

Disque Americ

Profile:
Disque Améric was a Canadian optical discs pressing plant active from February 19, 1987 to February 2011.

Joint operation by a consortium including MPO, SNC Group of Montréal and the Québec Government. Like many Canadian companies, it has two legal names, one in French (Disque Americ Inc.) and one in English (Americ Disc Inc.) For releases crediting "DADR (Disque Americ Drummondville)", "Disque Americ", or "Disque Americ Canada", please use the French name, Disque Americ. For releases crediting "Americ Disc ADFL" or "ADFL" use Americ Disc, Florida, for releases crediting "Americ Disc Canada" or "AD/CA" use Americ Disc.

In 1997 the RIAA sued Americ Disc for knowingly, or recklessly disregarding the fact that many orders it accepted for pressing were counterfeit discs. As such, some CDs manufactured by this company prior to this have been found to be counterfeit.

The company is now part of the AmericDirect group which owns other US pressing plants in Miami (Florida) and Modesto (California).

Matrix numbers:
There are several matrix number formats, none of which have been proven to be sequential, so please do not enter these codes as catalog numbers. Do, however, try to enter all the text from the matrix area, including the exact way that the company is mentioned, e.g. "made by/fabriqué par DISQUE AMERIC [logo] CANADA".

One of the common formats has the format X<Y>Z, where:
X = usually a 5-character alphanumeric code with unknown meaning, often starts with a number.
Y = apparently a client ID, i.e. what record company the disc was pressed for. Usually 3 or 4 digits.
Z = catalog number or other client-supplied ID.

SID Codes associated with this plant:
Mastering SID codes - IFPI L481, IFPI L482, IFPI L483, IFPI L485, IFPI L486, IFPI L488, & IFPI L489
Mould SID codes - IFPI 81xx (sometime printed without a space between I and 8)

Discussion:
no obvious sequence, so don't enter codes
ongoing discussion, mainly about company name variations
more discussion, nothing new

Partial history:
Created by MPO as an "affiliate" company, at the behest of the Quebec government.
Feb 1987 – Opened first manufacturing facility in Drummondville, QC.
early 1990s – Began pressing CDs on behalf of RSB (3); this continued for large jobs even after RSB began in-house CD production in 1996.
July 2000 – Merged with/took majority ownership of RSB; both companies continued to operate under their own names.
July 1993 – Became jointly owned by MPO and GTC Transcontinental Group Ltd.
July 1994 – Opened Miami FL manufacturing facility.
Nov 1995 – Acquired Triptych CD, a manufacturer in Stockton CA.
Oct 1996 – Merged Stockton operations into a new Salida CA plant.
Jan 1997 – Acquired AstralTech Americas (=Astral Tech (2)), a manufacturer in Boca Raton FL.
Sep 1997 – Began DVD production at Salida CA plant.
By 2001, had manufacturing facilities in CA, FL, TN, and Canada; and service & distribution centers in MN, TN, and Montreal.

In 2003, Americ Disc joined with Media Evolved in Charlotte, NC to form Americ Evolved Manufacturing LLC. Americ Disc's manufacturing operation in Miami, FL was consolidated into the newly joint-run Charlotte, NC plant. Discs manufactured by Americ Disc in this plant can be identified by ADNC in the matrix.

In 2006, Americ Disc acquired CD/DVD manufacturer Denon Digital LLC of Madison, GA. This plant was closed in 2009.
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Contact Info:
Disque Améric Inc.
2525 Rue Canadien
Drummondville, QC
J2C 7W2, Canada
Phone: 819-474-2655
(contact info now obsolete)
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
0EP51<500>8323792 Jessica Jay - Broken Hearted Woman Jessica Jay Broken Hearted Woman(CD, Album) Musidisc 0EP51<500>8323792 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
01 Blinker The Star - Blinker The Star Blinker The Star Blinker The Star(CD, Album) Vibra Cobra Records 01 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
0001 Da Mobstas - Tripple Beam Da Mobstas Tripple Beam(CD, Album) Tombstone Records (2) 0001 US 1994 Sell This Version
0001 Anti-Flag - Their System Doesn't Work For You Anti-Flag Their System Doesn't Work For You(CD, Comp) A-F Records 0001 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
01 Panda Bear - Panda Bear Panda Bear Panda Bear (Album) 01 US 1998 Sell This Version
001 The Dillards - Classic Dillards - The Lansdowne & Winston Music Publishers Collection Vol. I & II The Dillards Classic Dillards - The Lansdowne & Winston Music Publishers Collection Vol. I & II(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Lansdowne Music Publishers, Winston Music Publishers 001 US 1999 Sell This Version
01 Jamal's Cool Head - From All Angles Jamal's Cool Head From All Angles(CD, Album) JCR (2) 01 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
001 Various - RUE: Composite.001 Various RUE: Composite.001(CD, Comp) Not On Label 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
ΕΜΕΠ 1 Σπυριδούλα - Σε Τροχιά Με Απόκλιση Σπυριδούλα Σε Τροχιά Με Απόκλιση(CD, Album) ΕΜΕΠ Records ΕΜΕΠ 1 Greece 1997 Sell This Version
00001 Krug (4) - Krug Krug (4) Krug(CD, Album) From The Crypt 00001 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
#0000001 Jr. Gone Wild & Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie - Live At The Hyperbole Jr. Gone Wild & Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie Jr. Gone Wild & Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie - Live At The Hyperbole(CD, Album) Not On Label #0000001 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
0001 George Worthmore & The Divebombers - George Worthmore & The Divebombers George Worthmore & The Divebombers George Worthmore & The Divebombers(CD, Album) Africablue 0001 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
001 Helios (21) - Solar Helios (21) Solar(CD) Sol Y Sombra Records 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
1A501-00506 Soledad Bravo - En Vivo Soledad Bravo En Vivo(CD, Album, RE) Top Hits 1A501-00506 Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
1A 501 00536 A Los 007 (2) - Grandes Exitos de Los 007 Los 007 (2) Grandes Exitos de Los 007 (CD, Comp) Top Hits 1A 501 00536 A Venezuela 1992 Sell This Version
1A501-00616 Trinidad Cement Trinidad Cement "Skiffle Bunch"* Feeling The Classics / Caribbean Callaloo(CD, Comp) COLOR (4) 1A501-00616 Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
1A 501 00802 A Ali Primera Volumen 2(CD, Album) Cigarron, Promus 1A 501 00802 A Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1A 501-36001 A Sintesis* - Ancestros II Sintesis* Ancestros II(CD, Album) Artcolor 1A 501-36001 A Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1A 501-36004 A Issac Delgado - Con Ganas Issac Delgado Con Ganas(CD, Album) Artcolor 1A 501-36004 A Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1BSY1 The Northstar Orchestra - Classical Christmas Highlights From Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker The Northstar Orchestra Classical Christmas Highlights From Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker(CD, Album) Direct Source Special Products Inc. 1BSY1 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
0000001 CD One (21) - A Matter Of Truth One (21) A Matter Of Truth(CD, Album) One Drop Records (3) 0000001 CD Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8126 Various - This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8126 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8195 Various - Hot No. 1 Hits! Various Hot No. 1 Hits!(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8195 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 99989 The Age Of Electric - The Age Of Electric The Age Of Electric The Age Of Electric(CD, Album, Club) Gods Teeth Ethel Records 1CD 99989 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1M4D3 Various - AudioChannels  Volume 2 Various AudioChannels Volume 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Laquer Channel Mastering & Manufacturing 1M4D3 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0002 The Ex-Husbands - The Ex-Husbands The Ex-Husbands The Ex-Husbands(CD, Album) Tar Hut Records 0002 US 1998 Sell This Version
002 Speaking In Tongues (4) - First Word Speaking In Tongues (4) First Word(CD) Fathandz Music 002 US 2000 Sell This Version
002 Satranga - Smells Of Summer ( Satranga Smells Of Summer ("In My Sidewalk Blues")(CD, Album) Caju Records 002 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
02CPR1005 Planet Asia - The Sickness Part One - The Mixtape Planet Asia The Sickness Part One - The Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) Copter Records 02CPR1005 US 2006 Sell This Version
02SPZ016 Pumpkinhead - Orange Moon Over Brooklyn Pumpkinhead Orange Moon Over Brooklyn(CD, Album) Soulspazm Records 02SPZ016 US 2005 Sell This Version
02SVG5 Guru - Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures Guru Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures(CD, Album, Dig) 7 Grand Records 02SVG5 US 2005 Sell This Version
2WSD1 Väsen - Trio Väsen Trio(CD, Album, Enh) Northside 2WSD1 US 2003 Sell This Version
03 The Odd - Oh My God- It's The Odd The Odd Oh My God- It's The Odd(CD, Album) Preaching Leech 03 US 1998 Sell This Version
#0003 Poco (3) - Running Horse Poco (3) Running Horse(CD, Album) Drifter's Church #0003 US 2002 Sell This Version
3BOS 1001.2 The Mountain Goats - Protein Source Of The Future...Now! The Mountain Goats Protein Source Of The Future...Now!(CD, Comp, RE, RP) 3 Beads Of Sweat 3BOS 1001.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
3MAS 170315 CD Arctic Circle (3) - Beats And Flows Arctic Circle (3) Beats And Flows(CD, EP) 3rd Millennium Audio, Dominion Records (12) 3MAS 170315 CD US 1999 Sell This Version
3MX-2-0276 Starlite Orchestra & Singers - All Time Christmas Favorites Starlite Orchestra & Singers All Time Christmas Favorites(Box + 3xCD) Madacy 3MX-2-0276 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
004 Various - Starter Various Starter(CD) Crisis Discs, Crisis Discs 004 US 1992 Sell This Version
4FX0100A Bryan Duncan - Strong Medicine Bryan Duncan Strong Medicine(CD, Album) Modern Art Records (2) 4FX0100A Canada 1989 Sell This Version
004 MELODEON Dawn Snell - Christmas In Chemainus With Dawn Dawn Snell Christmas In Chemainus With Dawn(CD) Melodeon (2) 004 MELODEON Canada Unknown Sell This Version
04zf1(500)7927002 Os Paralamas Do Sucesso - Selvagem? Os Paralamas Do Sucesso Selvagem?(CD, Album, RE) EMI 04zf1(500)7927002 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
005 Bruce Bowers - 7-12 Bruce Bowers 7-12(CD) Hungry Hill Records 005 US Unknown Sell This Version
005 The Suicide Commandos - The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert The Suicide Commandos The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Garage D'or 005 US 2000 Sell This Version
★ 5 Mr. Hageman* - Twin Smooth Snouts Mr. Hageman* Twin Smooth Snouts(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. ★ 5 US 1995 Sell This Version
0005CD Grant Hart - Good News For Modern Man Grant Hart Good News For Modern Man(CD, Album) Pachyderm Records 0005CD US 1999 Sell This Version
5E - 002 Luis Bordon* - Arpa Paraguaya Volumen 2 Luis Bordon* Arpa Paraguaya Volumen 2(CD, Album, RP) Gel Continental, Gel Continental, IFSA, IFSA 5E - 002 Paraguay Unknown Sell This Version
∗6 Glands Of External Secretion / Prick Decay - Who's Who In Hospitalization Glands Of External Secretion / Prick Decay Glands Of External Secretion / Prick Decay - Who's Who In Hospitalization(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co., Starlight Furniture Co. ∗6 US 1996 Sell This Version
006 Danny Commando y Los Guapos - Hell Over Purgatory Danny Commando y Los Guapos Hell Over Purgatory(CD, Album) Garage D'Or 006 US 2000 Sell This Version
6h 523831-3 Various - Manipulation Compliation Various Manipulation Compliation(CD, Comp) Manipulation Records (2) 6h 523831-3 US 1997 Sell This Version
*8 Lee Ranaldo - Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson) Lee Ranaldo Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson)(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. *8 US 1998 Sell This Version
08AT3-1513 Swell - The DeCoster's Swell The DeCoster's(CD, Maxi, Promo) American Recordings 08AT3-1513 US 1994 Sell This Version
8CD The Fakes (3) - Real Fiction The Fakes (3) Real Fiction(CD, Album) Chainsaw, Chainsaw 8CD US 1995 Sell This Version
8P-2-1907 101 Strings - 100 Magnificent Melodies 101 Strings 100 Magnificent Melodies(8xCD, Comp + Box) Madacy 8P-2-1907 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
8P-2-1908 Various - Nature Whispers : Sounds Of Relaxation Various Nature Whispers : Sounds Of Relaxation(Box, Comp + 8xCD, Album) Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc., Madacy Entertainment Group, Inc. 8P-2-1908 UK 1997 Sell This Version
0012 Lehto and Wright - Ye Mariners All Lehto and Wright Ye Mariners All(CD, Album) Narnian Records 0012 US 2000 Sell This Version
013 Grifters - The Eureka E.P. Grifters The Eureka E.P.(CD, EP) Shangri-la Records 013 US 1995 Sell This Version
#:014 The Iditarod And Sharron Kraus - Yuletide The Iditarod And Sharron Kraus The Iditarod And Sharron Kraus - Yuletide (Album) #:014 UK & US 2003 Sell This Version
014 The Simple Ones* - Worth The Weight The Simple Ones* Worth The Weight(CD, Album) Shangri-La Records 014 US 1995 Sell This Version
014Z2 Various - Famous Classical Overtures Various Famous Classical Overtures(CD, Comp) Madacy 014Z2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
016 The New Vintage - The New Vintage The New Vintage The New Vintage(CD, Album) Garage D'Or, SMA Records (2) 016 US 2005 Sell This Version
19 The Need - The Need The Need The Need(CD) Chainsaw 19 US 1997 Sell This Version
020 L7-3 - Men Of Distinction L7-3 Men Of Distinction(CD, Album) Garage D'Or 020 US 2009 Sell This Version
21C-CD01 Xorcist - Damned Souls Xorcist Damned Souls(CD, Album, Dis) 21st Circuitry 21C-CD01 US 1991 Sell This Version
21C.CD03 Various - Death Rave 2000 Various Death Rave 2000(CD, Comp) 21st Circuitry, 21st Circuitry 21C.CD03 US 1993 Sell This Version
21C.CD05 Xorcist - Bitches EP Xorcist Bitches EP(CD, EP) 21st Circuitry 21C.CD05 US 1993 Sell This Version
21C-CD07 Xorcist - Phantoms Xorcist Phantoms(CD, Album) 21st Circuitry 21C-CD07 US 1994 Sell This Version
021T2 JAF (4) - Diapositivas JAF (4) Diapositivas(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group 021T2 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
00024 Katherine Wheatley - Straight Line Katherine Wheatley Straight Line(Cass, Album) Entropy Records (6) 00024 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
25CDE-201 Los Churumbeles De España, Juan Legido, Mario Rey y Pepe Marco - Exitos De Los Churumbeles De España Los Churumbeles De España, Juan Legido, Mario Rey y Pepe Marco Los Churumbeles De España, Juan Legido, Mario Rey y Pepe Marco - Exitos De Los Churumbeles De España(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDE-201 US Unknown Sell This Version
25CDF-713 Various - 100 Años De Mariachi (24 Grandes Artistas) Various 100 Años De Mariachi (24 Grandes Artistas)(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDF-713 Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN519 Olga Guillot - Jazz Combo Olga Guillot Jazz Combo(CD, Album) Orfeon 25CDN519 US Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-554 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. II José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. II(CD, Comp) Orfeon, Orfeon 25CDN-554 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
25CDN-555 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. III José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. III(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-555 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-556 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. IV José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. IV(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-556 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-557 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. V José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. V(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-557 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-558 José Alfredo Jiménez - Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-558 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDR-413 Various - Historia Del Rock & Roll Vol. III Various Historia Del Rock & Roll Vol. III(CD, Comp, RE) Orfeon 25CDR-413 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
25CDTR-808 Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Matancera - Nostalgia Tropical Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Matancera - Nostalgia Tropical(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDTR-808 US Unknown Sell This Version
25CDTR-831 Trio Matamoros y Los Guaracheros De Oriente - Dos Grandes Leyendas Vol. III Trio Matamoros y Los Guaracheros De Oriente Trio Matamoros y Los Guaracheros De Oriente - Dos Grandes Leyendas Vol. III(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDTR-831 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
30CU3 Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang - Big M, A Tribute To Malachi Favors Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang - Big M, A Tribute To Malachi Favors(CD, Album) Delmark Records 30CU3 US 2006 Sell This Version
32PD-283 Eberhard Schoener / Sting / Andy Summers - Music From Eberhard Schoener / Sting / Andy Summers Eberhard Schoener / Sting / Andy Summers - Music From "Video Magic" And "Flashback"(CD, Comp, RM) Mercury 32PD-283 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
33 O Yuki Conjugate - Peyote O Yuki Conjugate Peyote(CD, Album, RE, RP) Projekt 33 US Unknown Sell This Version
#39 Belreve - Belreve Belreve Belreve(CD, Album) Slumberland Records #39 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
39 Various - Dance & Pop Volumen II Various Dance & Pop Volumen II(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Locket Records 39 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
#49 Polar Goldie Cats - Polar Goldie Cats Polar Goldie Cats Polar Goldie Cats(CD, Album) Ecstatic Peace! #49 US 1996 Sell This Version
0053-2 Atmosphere (2) - Headshots: Se7en Atmosphere (2) Headshots: Se7en(CD, Album, RM, DAD + CD, Comp, Mono) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0053-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0054-2 Grayskul - Deadlivers Grayskul Deadlivers(CD, Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0054-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0057-2 Blueprint - 1988 Blueprint 1988(CD, Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0057-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0062-2 Murs & Slug Present Felt (2) - A Tribute To Christina Ricci Murs & Slug Present Felt (2) Murs & Slug Present Felt (2) - A Tribute To Christina Ricci(CD, EP, RE, RM) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0062-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0064-2 Felt (2) - Felt 2: A Tribute To Lisa Bonet Felt (2) Felt 2: A Tribute To Lisa Bonet(CD, Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0064-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0067 David Gibson (4) - Rhythm Method David Gibson (4) Rhythm Method(CD, Album) Black Market Records 0067 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
082F1<011> Various - B.U.D. Compilation #1 May Various B.U.D. Compilation #1 May(CD, Comp, Promo) EMI Music Canada 082F1<011> Canada 1994 Sell This Version
092S3 Almendra - Almendra - Cronología Almendra Almendra - Cronología(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 092S3 Argentina 1992 Sell This Version
#96 White Out - Red Shift White Out Red Shift(CD, Album) Ecstatic Peace! #96 US 1998 Sell This Version
98.FX1 Unknown Artist - Sound Effects Demo Unknown Artist Sound Effects Demo(CD, Enh, Promo, Smplr) Sound Ideas (5) 98.FX1 USA & Canada 1997 Sell This Version
189 B STAL Triaz - Phase Triaz Phase(CD, Album) Not On Label 189 B STAL Canada 1990 Sell This Version
206 Gerry Devine & The Hi-Beams - Fire Lane Gerry Devine & The Hi-Beams Fire Lane(CD, Album) Gadfly Records 206 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
502 Miles Davis - Rare Unreleased Broadcasts Miles Davis Rare Unreleased Broadcasts(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Yadeon 502 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0507-2 Devin Townsend Project - Addicted Devin Townsend Project Addicted (Album) 0507-2 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
555 Suckdog - Onward Suckdog Soldiers Suckdog Onward Suckdog Soldiers(CD, Comp) Tray Full Of Lab Mice 555 US 1998 Sell This Version