Ariola

Ariola

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This is a German label. Use this entry only if the displayed label is Ariola or a role is credited to Ariola only.

The Ariola label was established by Ariola Schallplatten GmbH, founded and registered in the German commercial register on 12 May 1958 in Gütersloh by Reinhard Mohn. From Summer 1960 on the record company was renamed to Ariola GmbH, but you'll still find the old name printed on releases in the early 60s.

The label had some early successes with Willy Millowitsch and Josephine Baker and became a major player in Europe in the 1960s with German/Austrian Schlager stars like Peter Alexander and Udo Jürgens.

The release date of records on the Ariola label (as well as records licensed by the parent company) can determined by the info given on label or sleeve: From July 1962 to 1963 the parent company was renamed to Ariola-Sonopress GmbH and finally renamed to Ariola Eurodisc GmbH in January 1964.

The Ariola label since then was used for the company's (mostly German) dance and pop repertoire.

Please note: it's still ok according to the discogs guidelines, to link Ariola as a distributor in this period if denoted: Im Ariola-Vertrieb, even if this credit obviously relates to Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH as the factual distributor.

Starting in 1969 the record company established several subsidiaries in Europe, North and South America during the 1970s. In 1981/82 the distribution mark changed to "Distributed by Ariola Group Of Companies", due to the internationalization of the record company and their worldwide distribution.

In 1987 Bertelsmann AG reorganized its music business after the acquisition of RCA and established Bertelsmann Music Group BMG. As a result of this, Ariola Eurodisc GmbH was renamed to BMG Ariola München GmbH. In 2005 Ariola became part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, after Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and Bertelsmann Music Group had started their joint-venture in 2004. In August 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's 50% stake in the company. Since 2009 the label Ariola is part of the Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

If you are submitting an Ariola record without release year info, check the matrix number in the runout area. If the matrix stamp ends with “…/##S”, the two numbers indicates a year. For example, “…/77S” indicates mastering or press date 1977, which is often the same as the release date.

Label code: LC 0116
Declaration for the cat# in the early 60s:
First digit:
1 = classical
2 = Baccarola repertoire
3 or 4 = Ariola dance and pop repertoire
5 = speech recording
6 = jazz
7 = international repertoire
2nd digit:
1 = LP 12" 33 rpm mono
2 = LP 12" 33 rpm stereo
3 = LP 10" 33 rpm mono
4 = LP 10" 33 rpm stereo
5 = 7" 45 rpm common mono
6 = 7" 45 rpm extended play mono
7 = 7" 45 rpm common stereo
8 = 7" 45 rpm extended play stereo
The literal suffixes are price codes
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Contact info from 1961:
Ariola GmbH Gütersloh, Postfach 853
Geschäftsstellen:
Berlin W 30, Victoria-Luise-Platz 7
Düsseldorf, Albertstraße 92
Frankfurt/Main, Niddastr. 51/1
Hamburg 1, Altstädter Straße 6
München 15, Sonnenstraße 33b
Stuttgart N, Jägerstraße 51
Hannover, Berliner Allee 47
Austria: Ariola Ges.MBH Wien, Wien I, Graben 29A
Switzerland: Generalvertretung John Lay, Luzern, Himmelrichstaße 6
Netherlands: N.V. Nederlansche Gramofoon-Mij., Amsterdamse-Veerkade 22a, Den Haag/Holland
Belgium: Discobel N.V., 31, Rue du Lombard, Brüssel/Belgium
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Various Show Primeiro De Maio(LP, Comp) Ariola 001 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
1A 108843 Radio Futura 37 Grados (Single) 1A 108843 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 108921 Los Toreros Muertos Soy Un Animal(7", Promo) Ariola 1A 108921 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 108979 Amancio Prada A Dama Que Ia No Branco Cabalo - O Cabaleiro Da Pruma Na Gorra / Poemas De Alvaro Cunqueiro(7") Ariola 1A 108979 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 108992 Miguel Mateos - Zas Cuando Seas Grande(7", Promo) Ariola 1A 108992 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109138 Modern Talking Jet Airliner(7", Single, Promo) Ariola, Hansa 1A 109138 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109139 Radio Futura El Canto Del Gallo (Single) 1A 109139 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109140 Joaquín Sabina Aquí Estoy Yo Sin Ti(7", Single, Promo) Ariola 1A 109140 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109141 Mecano Hijo De La Luna(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109141 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109168 El Fary Vete, Vete, Vete(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109168 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109183 Vaya Con Dios Just A Friend Of Mine(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109183 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109191 Indochine Les Tzars(7") Ariola 1A 109191 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109294 Javier Ruibal Tierra(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109294 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109299 Joaquín Sabina Besos De Judas (7", Promo) Ariola 1A 109299 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109300 Radio Futura La Negra Flor(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109300 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109354 Los Toreros Muertos On The Desk(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109354 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109370 Joan Manuel Serrat Bienaventurados - Llegar A Viejo(7", Single, Promo) Ariola 1A 109370 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109484 Joan Manuel Serrat Los Fantasmas Del Roxy - Detras, Esta La Gente(7", Single, Promo) Ariola 1A 109484 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109492 Joaquín Sabina Pacto Entre Caballeros(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109492 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109543 Modern Talking In 100 Years ...(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109543 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109628 Joan Manuel Serrat La Rana Y El Principe - No me importa...(7", Single, Promo) Ariola 1A 109628 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109629 Los Toreros Muertos Manolito(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109629 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109 663 Luis Eduardo Aute Aleluya Nº5(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 1A 109 663 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109681 La Trinca Cicciolina (7") Ariola 1A 109681 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109688 Radio Futura Annabel Lee(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109688 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109711 Mango (2) Flor De Verano(7") Ariola 1A 109711 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109767 La Trinca Ho Farem Tota La Nit(7") Ariola 1A 109767 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1A 109769 Los Toreros Muertos Para Ti(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109769 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 109797 Luis Eduardo Aute Cada Vez Que Me Amas(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109797 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 109857 C.C. Catch Good Guys Only Win In Movies(7", Single) Hansa, Ariola 1A 109857 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 109858 Mango (2) Estrella Del Norte (7", Single) Ariola 1A 109858 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 109892 C.C. Catch House Of Mystic Lights(7", Single) Ariola 1A 109892 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111525 Víctor Manuel La Madre(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111525 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111558 Mecano No Hay Marcha En Nueva York (Single) 1A 111558 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111559 Amancio Prada Caballo Blanco(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola, BMG Ariola España 1A 111559 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111633 El Fary La Chica De Los Limones(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111633 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111678 Víctor Manuel Un Hombre Despierta(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111678 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111715 Joaquín Sabina Una De Romanos(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111715 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111728 Mecano Los Amantes(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111728 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111801 Amancio Prada Semaforo(7") Ariola, BMG Ariola España, Ariola 1A 111801 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111805 Vaya Con Dios Don't Cry For Louie(7", Sin) Ariola 1A 111805 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111841 Milli Vanilli Baby Don't Forget My Number(7", Single) Hansa, Ariola 1A 111841 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111868 Joaquín Sabina ¿Quién Me Ha Robado El Mes De Abril?(7", Single) Ariola 1A 111868 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111884 Agustín Pantoja Si Te Pregunta(7") Ariola 1A 111884 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111935 Mecano Mujer Contra Mujer (7") Ariola 1A 111935 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111 955 Mecano Un Año Más(7") Ariola 1A 111 955 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 112142 Radio Futura El Directo De Radio Futura - Escuela De Calor(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112142 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112156 Joaquín Sabina Eva Tomando El Sol(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112156 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112180 The Heavy's* Metal Marathon(7", Single, Mixed) Ariola 1A 112180 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112227 Mecano La Fuerza Del Destino (7", Single) Ariola, BMG Ariola España 1A 112227 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112 301 Fischer-Z Say No(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112 301 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112348 Ana Belén Arde Paris(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112348 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112349 Los Toreros Muertos Mundo Mágico(7") Ariola 1A 112349 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112356 Laid Back Bakerman(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112356 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112382 Vaya Con Dios Puerto Rico / Lulu's Song(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112382 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A-112391 Luis Eduardo Aute La Belleza(7", Promo) Ariola 1A-112391 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112404 Joaquin Sabina* Rap Del Optimista(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112404 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112 481 Mecano El Blues Del Esclavo (Version Tango)(7") Ariola 1A 112 481 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112554 Los Toreros Muertos Soy Falangista (Y Me Voy De Excursión)(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112554 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112562 Ana Belén Lía(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112562 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112592 Serrat* Si No Fos Per Tu / Kubala (7") Ariola 1A 112592 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112613 Luis Eduardo Aute Vaya Faena(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112613 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112 619 Dino (2) I Like It(7") Ariola 1A 112 619 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A-112647 Milli Vanilli Girl I'm Gonna Miss You(7", Single) Ariola 1A-112647 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1A 112 961 Indochine Le Baiser(7") Ariola 1A 112 961 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 112970 Ana Belén Ya No Puedo Parar(7", Single) Ariola 1A 112970 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113 113 Radio Futura Veneno En La Piel(7", Single) Ariola 1A 113 113 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113142 Jungle Kings Jungle Kings(7") Ariola 1A 113142 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113326 Mision Imposible (2) Revelación(7", Single) Ariola 1A 113326 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113483 Radio Futura Corazon De Tiza(7", Single) Ariola 1A 113483 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113831 Snap! Mary Had A Little Boy(7", Single) Ariola 1A 113831 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 113941 Radio Futura El Amigo Desconocido(7", Single) Ariola 1A 113941 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1A 114197 Comité Cisne Si Me Quedo Esperando(7", Single) Ariola 1A 114197 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
1A 114702 Mecano Naturaleza Muerta(7") Ariola, BMG España 1A 114702 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
1A 115042 Various Sabado Noche(7", Single, Promo) Ariola 1A 115042 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
1A 115068 Mecano Dalai Lama(7") Ariola 1A 115068 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
1A 115247 Siniestro Total Pueblos Del Mundo, Extinguios!(7", Single) Ariola, Animal Tour 1A 115247 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
1A 022-15 8308 1 Various Do You Remember 4(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-15 8308 1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
2 ARL 39160 Sky (4) Sky Five Live(2xLP, Album) Ariola 2 ARL 39160 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
2B 74321 11114 2 Albert Pla Joaquin El Necio(CD, Single, Sli) Ariola, Ariola 2B 74321 11114 2 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
2CDL-1087 Rocio Durcal* Rocio Durcal El Concierto... En Vivo(2xCD, Album) Ariola, BMG 2CDL-1087 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
2CDL-1047-047 Juan Gabriel En El Palacio De Bellas Artes(2xCD, Album) Ariola 2CDL-1047-047 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
2LA-863 Joaquín Sabina Y Viceversa (3) Joaquín Sabina Y Viceversa (3) - En Directo(2xLP, Album) Ariola 2LA-863 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
2LAP-082 Rocío Dúrcal En Concierto... En Vivo(2xLP, Album) Ariola 2LAP-082 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
2LAPTV-047 Juan Gabriel En El Palacio De Bellas Artes(2xLP, Album, Gat) Ariola 2LAPTV-047 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
0003 Nuria Torray Nuria Torray En "Mirandolina En Su Posada Hace Lo Que Le Da la Gana" (7", Single, Promo) Ariola 0003 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
3A 608842 Various Cualquier Tiempo Pasado Fue Peor (Maxi) 3A 608842 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 608843 Radio Futura 37 Grados / A Cara O Cruz (Maxi) 3A 608843 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 608 999 16 Bit Changing Minds(12") Ariola 3A 608 999 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609006 C.C. Catch Are You Man Enough (Long Version - Muscle Mix)(12", Maxi) Ariola, Hansa 3A 609006 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609138 Modern Talking Jet Airliner (Maxi) 3A 609138 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609236 Sanchis y Jocano Cronica De San Sebastian(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609236 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609300 Radio Futura La Negra Flor(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609300 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609354 Los Toreros Muertos Vuelta Al Colegio(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609354 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609469 Blue System Sorry Little Sarah(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609469 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609689 Joaquín Sabina Que Se Llama Soledad(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609689 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609711 Mango (2) Flor De Verano(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609711 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609857 C.C. Catch Good Guys Only Win In Movies(12", Maxi) Hansa, Ariola 3A 609857 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
3A 609858 Mango (2) Estrella Del Norte(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 609858 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
3A 609918 Blue System My Bed Is Too Big(12") Ariola, Hansa 3A 609918 Spain 1988 Sell This Version

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DJPierrelemere

DJPierrelemere

January 31, 2017
I have Ariola a single number which are not listed here. I have several single`s which are not found in discogs. Can not publish as last year?
specialistmor

specialistmor

November 30, 2015
MARK SPIRO COWRITER WITH STEVE KIPNER OF I LL BE GOOD TO YOU BENNY MARDONES HIT SINGLE1987
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

March 10, 2015
206 583 = Mark Spiro - The spiro tapes, Ariola, 1984, D, LP, prod. Jack White
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

November 4, 2014
Ariola 89 205 XCT = Pop Chronik 21, 2 LP Set, gatefold, 1971, incl. 4 pages booklet inside, 28 tracks.....Man - the storm