Disque Americ

Disque Americ

Profile:
Canadian CD/DVD pressing plant opened on February 19, 1986 and closed in February 2011. It was a 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.
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.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Disque Améric Inc.
2525 Rue Canadien
Drummondville, QC
J2C 7W2, Canada
Phone: 819-474-2655
(contact info now obsolete)

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Los 7 Delfines  album cover Los 7 Delfines Los 7 Delfines(2xLP, Album) Epic Argentina 2022 Sell This Version
Island Jam The Ultimate Party Collection Featuring Jimmy And The Parrots  album cover Jimmy and the Parrots Island Jam The Ultimate Party Collection Featuring Jimmy And The Parrots(3xCD, Album, Comp) Madacy Entertainment, Madacy Entertainment LP US 2006 Sell This Version
0C0X1 Mega Dance 94  album cover Various Mega Dance 94(CD, Comp) Sonolux 0C0X1 Colombia 1994 Sell This Version
0CQT1 This Is House Music Vol.6  album cover Various This Is House Music Vol.6(CD, Comp) Sonolux 0CQT1 Colombia 1994 Sell This Version
0CYF2 House Party Vol. 4  album cover Various House Party Vol. 4(CD, Comp) Sonolux 0CYF2 Colombia 1995 Sell This Version
0EGH1 Gold House  album cover Various Gold House(CD, Comp) Sonolux, Sonolux 0EGH1 Colombia 1995 Sell This Version
0EP51<500>8323792 Broken Hearted Woman  album cover Jessica Jay Broken Hearted Woman(CD, Album) Musidisc 0EP51<500>8323792 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
0F902<463>CLG7058 Famous Organ Works  album cover Johann Sebastian Bach, Miklos Spanyi Johann Sebastian Bach, Miklos Spanyi - Famous Organ Works(CD, Album) Platinum Disc Corporation 0F902<463>CLG7058 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
0G6Z3 House On Fire Vol. 5  album cover Various House On Fire Vol. 5(CD, Comp) Sonolux 0G6Z3 Colombia 1995 Sell This Version
0HFF1 Elektric Dance Volumen 5  album cover Various Elektric Dance Volumen 5(CD, Comp) Sonolux 0HFF1 Colombia 1995 Sell This Version
0JV32 Twin Smooth Snouts  album cover Mr. Hageman* Twin Smooth Snouts(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. 0JV32 US 1995 Sell This Version
0TNN2<0067>DRMINZ Adventures in the Solid World  album cover Dr. Minz And The Chronic Harmonic Adventures in the Solid World(CD) Dr. Minz Experimental Eyes and Ears Inc. 0TNN2<0067>DRMINZ Canada 1997 Sell This Version
01 Blinker The Star  album cover Blinker The Star Blinker The Star(CD, Album) Vibra Cobra Records 01 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
0001 Tripple Beam  album cover Da Mobstas Tripple Beam(CD, Album) Tombstone Records (2) 0001 US 1994 Sell This Version
0001 Their System Doesn't Work For You  album cover Anti-Flag Their System Doesn't Work For You(CD, Comp) A-F Records 0001 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
01 Panda Bear  album cover Panda Bear Panda Bear (Album) 01 US 1998 Sell This Version
001 Classic Dillards - The Lansdowne & Winston Music Publishers Collection Vol. I & II  album cover 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 From All Angles  album cover Jamal's Cool Head From All Angles(CD, Album) JCR (2) 01 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
001 RUE: Composite.001  album cover Various RUE: Composite.001(CD, Comp) Not On Label 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
ΕΜΕΠ 1 Σε Τροχιά Με Απόκλιση  album cover Σπυριδούλα Σε Τροχιά Με Απόκλιση(CD, Album) ΕΜΕΠ Records ΕΜΕΠ 1 Greece 1997 Sell This Version
00001 Krug  album cover Krug (4) Krug(CD, Album) From The Crypt 00001 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
#0000001 Live At The Hyperbole  album cover 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  album cover George Worthmore & The Divebombers George Worthmore & The Divebombers(CD, Album) Africablue 0001 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
001 Solar  album cover Helios (21) Solar(CD) Sol Y Sombra Records 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
1A501-00506 Soledad Bravo En Vivo(CD, Album, RE) Top Hits 1A501-00506 Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
1A 501 00536 A Grandes Exitos de Los 007   album cover Los 007 (2) Grandes Exitos de Los 007 (CD, Comp) Top Hits 1A 501 00536 A Venezuela 1992 Sell This Version
1A501-00616 Feeling The Classics / Caribbean Callaloo  album cover 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 Ancestros II  album cover Sintesis* Ancestros II(CD, Album) Artcolor 1A 501-36001 A Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1BSY1 Classical Christmas Highlights From Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker  album cover 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 A Matter Of Truth  album cover One (21) A Matter Of Truth(CD, Album) One Drop Records (3) 0000001 CD Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8126 This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars  album cover Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8126 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8195 Hot No. 1 Hits!  album cover Various Hot No. 1 Hits!(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8195 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 99989 The Age Of Electric  album cover The Age Of Electric The Age Of Electric(CD, Album, Club) Gods Teeth Ethel Records 1CD 99989 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1D582<0464> Sviatoslav Richter Archives, Chopin Recitals 1954-1977  album cover Sviatoslav Richter, Frédéric Chopin Sviatoslav Richter, Frédéric Chopin - Sviatoslav Richter Archives, Chopin Recitals 1954-1977(CD, RM) Doremi (2) 1D582<0464> Canada 1999 Sell This Version
1GGS2<0464> Sviatoslav Richter Archives, Chopin Recitals, Part II 1954-1990  album cover Sviatoslav Richter, Chopin* Sviatoslav Richter, Chopin* - Sviatoslav Richter Archives, Chopin Recitals, Part II 1954-1990(CD, RM) Doremi (2) 1GGS2<0464> Canada 1999 Sell This Version
1M4D3 AudioChannels  Volume 2  album cover Various AudioChannels Volume 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Laquer Channel Mastering & Manufacturing 1M4D3 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1RQ03<7068>415 3 Compositions Of New Jazz  album cover Anthony Braxton 3 Compositions Of New Jazz(CD, Album, RE, RM) Delmark Records 1RQ03<7068>415 US Unknown Sell This Version
1TZ92 Butt Outta Hell  album cover Reverend Poky Bunge Butt Outta Hell(CD, Album) The Root Of All Evil 1TZ92 US 2000 Sell This Version
1WWX1 Quadruped Entering Eldorado(CD, Album) Spying Dwarf Records 1WWX1 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
0002 The Ex-Husbands  album cover The Ex-Husbands The Ex-Husbands(CD, Album) Tar Hut Records 0002 US 1998 Sell This Version
002 First Word  album cover Speaking In Tongues (4) First Word(CD) Fathandz Music 002 US 2000 Sell This Version
002 Smells Of Summer ("In My Sidewalk Blues")  album cover Satranga Smells Of Summer ("In My Sidewalk Blues")(CD, Album) Caju Records 002 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
02CPR1005 The Sickness Part One - The Mixtape  album cover Planet Asia The Sickness Part One - The Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) Copter Records 02CPR1005 US 2006 Sell This Version
02SPZ016 Orange Moon Over Brooklyn  album cover Pumpkinhead Orange Moon Over Brooklyn(CD, Album) Soulspazm Records 02SPZ016 US 2005 Sell This Version
03 Oh My God- It's The Odd  album cover The Odd Oh My God- It's The Odd(CD, Album) Preaching Leech 03 US 1998 Sell This Version
#0003 Running Horse  album cover Poco (3) Running Horse(CD, Album) Drifter's Church #0003 US 2002 Sell This Version
3BOS 1001.2 Protein Source Of The Future...Now!  album cover 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
03GG1 Itz Da Joint  album cover Joint Ventures Itz Da Joint(CD, Album) Profile Records 03GG1 US 1993 Sell This Version
3MAS 170315 CD Beats And Flows  album cover 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 All Time Christmas Favorites  album cover Starlite Orchestra & Singers All Time Christmas Favorites(Box + 3xCD) Madacy 3MX-2-0276 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
3UBZ1<7123>TE0801 The Arockalypse  album cover Lordi The Arockalypse(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, Dol + S/Edition) The End Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA 3UBZ1<7123>TE0801 Unknown Sell This Version
004 Starter  album cover Various Starter(CD) Crisis Discs, Crisis Discs 004 US 1992 Sell This Version
4FX0100A Strong Medicine  album cover Bryan Duncan Strong Medicine(CD, Album) Modern Art Records (2) 4FX0100A Canada 1989 Sell This Version
004 MELODEON Christmas In Chemainus With Dawn  album cover Dawn Snell Christmas In Chemainus With Dawn(CD) Melodeon (2) 004 MELODEON Canada Unknown Sell This Version
04zf1(500)7927002 Selvagem?  album cover Os Paralamas Do Sucesso Selvagem?(CD, Album, RE) EMI 04zf1(500)7927002 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
005 The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert  album cover The Suicide Commandos The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Garage D'or 005 US 2000 Sell This Version
0005CD Good News For Modern Man  album cover Grant Hart Good News For Modern Man(CD, Album) Pachyderm Records 0005CD US 1999 Sell This Version
05WT2 Missing You III / An Album Of Love  album cover Various Missing You III / An Album Of Love(CD, Album, Comp) EMI, EMI 05WT2 Mexico 1994 Sell This Version
∗6 Who's Who In Hospitalization  album cover 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 Hell Over Purgatory  album cover Danny Commando y Los Guapos Hell Over Purgatory(CD, Album) Garage D'Or 006 US 2000 Sell This Version
6h 523831-3 Manipulation Compliation  album cover Various Manipulation Compliation(CD, Comp) Manipulation Records (2) 6h 523831-3 US 1997 Sell This Version
07P83<502>79966226 En Tránsito  album cover Serrat* En Tránsito(CD) EMI Capitol De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. 07P83<502>79966226 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
*8 Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson)  album cover Lee Ranaldo Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson)(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. *8 US 1998 Sell This Version
08AT3-1513 The DeCoster's  album cover Swell The DeCoster's(CD, Maxi, Promo) American Recordings 08AT3-1513 US 1994 Sell This Version
8CD Real Fiction  album cover The Fakes (3) Real Fiction(CD, Album) Chainsaw, Chainsaw 8CD US 1995 Sell This Version
8P-2-1907 100 Magnificent Melodies  album cover 101 Strings 100 Magnificent Melodies(8xCD, Comp + Box) Madacy 8P-2-1907 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
08X33<002>C5633V2 The Bob Marley Collection Vol. 2  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers The Bob Marley Collection Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Distribution Madacy Inc. 08X33<002>C5633V2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
09V23<062>CD4324 The Best Of The Animals  album cover The Animals The Best Of The Animals(CD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO 09V23<062>CD4324 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
013 The Eureka E.P.  album cover Grifters The Eureka E.P.(CD, EP) Shangri-la Records 013 US 1995 Sell This Version
#:014 Yuletide  album cover The Iditarod And Sharron Kraus The Iditarod And Sharron Kraus - Yuletide (Album) #:014 UK & US 2003 Sell This Version
014 Worth The Weight  album cover The Simple Ones* Worth The Weight(CD, Album) Shangri-La Records 014 US 1995 Sell This Version
014Z2 Famous Classical Overtures  album cover Various Famous Classical Overtures(CD, Comp) Madacy 014Z2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
016 The New Vintage  album cover The New Vintage The New Vintage(CD, Album) Garage D'Or, SMA Records (2) 016 US 2005 Sell This Version
19 The Need  album cover The Need The Need(CD) Chainsaw 19 US 1997 Sell This Version
020 Men Of Distinction  album cover L7-3 Men Of Distinction(CD, Album) Garage D'Or 020 US 2009 Sell This Version
21C-CD01 Damned Souls  album cover Xorcist Damned Souls(CD, Album, Dis) 21st Circuitry 21C-CD01 US 1991 Sell This Version
21C.CD03 Death Rave 2000  album cover Various Death Rave 2000(CD, Comp) 21st Circuitry, 21st Circuitry 21C.CD03 US 1993 Sell This Version
21C.CD05 Bitches EP  album cover Xorcist Bitches EP(CD, EP) 21st Circuitry 21C.CD05 US 1993 Sell This Version
21C-CD07 Phantoms  album cover Xorcist Phantoms(CD, Album) 21st Circuitry 21C-CD07 US 1994 Sell This Version
021T2 Diapositivas  album cover JAF (4) Diapositivas(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group 021T2 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
00024 Straight Line  album cover Katherine Wheatley Straight Line(Cass, Album) Entropy Records (6) 00024 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
25CDE-201 Exitos De Los Churumbeles De España  album cover 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-713 100 Años De Mariachi (24 Grandes Artistas)  album cover Various 100 Años De Mariachi (24 Grandes Artistas)(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDF-713 Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-554 Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. II  album cover 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 Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. III  album cover José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. III(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-555 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-556 Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. IV  album cover José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. IV(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-556 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-557 Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. V  album cover José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. V(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-557 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDN-558 Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI  album cover José Alfredo Jiménez Epoca De Oro De José Alfredo Jiménez, Vol. VI(CD, Comp) Orfeon 25CDN-558 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
25CDR-413 Historia Del Rock & Roll Vol. III  album cover Various Historia Del Rock & Roll Vol. III(CD, Comp, RE) Orfeon 25CDR-413 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
25CDTR-808 Nostalgia Tropical  album cover 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 Dos Grandes Leyendas Vol. III  album cover 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
029D7<7123>OPSVIK01 Overseas III  album cover Eivind Opsvik Overseas III(CD, Album) Loyal Label 029D7<7123>OPSVIK01 US 2008 Sell This Version
30CU3 Big M, A Tribute To Malachi Favors  album cover 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 Music From "Video Magic" And "Flashback"  album cover 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
#39 Belreve  album cover Belreve Belreve(CD, Album) Slumberland Records #39 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
39 Dance & Pop Volumen II  album cover Various Dance & Pop Volumen II(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Locket Records 39 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
042Z3<002>MAD22358 Classic Romance  album cover Various Classic Romance(CD, Comp) Madacy 042Z3<002>MAD22358 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
#49 Polar Goldie Cats  album cover Polar Goldie Cats Polar Goldie Cats(CD, Album) Ecstatic Peace! #49 US 1996 Sell This Version
0053-2 Headshots: Se7en  album cover Atmosphere (2) Headshots: Se7en(2xCD, Comp, Mono, RM, DAD) Rhymesayers Entertainment 0053-2 US 2005 Sell This Version