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Charly Records

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Label Code: LC 8477 / LC 08477 (Charly) or LC 4647 / LC 04647 (Charly Records)
Charly Records is a label specializing in reissuing old music, most notably from the Sun Record Company and Vee Jay Records catalogs. It was founded by Jean-Luc Young in France in 1974, moved to England in 1975.

Although a British (UK) company, during their history Charly Records established several associated companies for licensing and rights, including Charly Records International APS (based in Denmark) and Charly Holdings Inc. (registered in the USA). In the 1990s they adopted proxy manufacture of CD releases via Movieplay Portuguesa, S.A.R.L., hence the SPA rights society found on such releases, although the discs were often made by MPO in France. All such releases were for the UK market only, with Ariston licensing in Italy and Spalax licensing in France. According to Giorgio Gomelsky, a producer who worked with Charly Records in the 70s, the label repeatedly released and sub-licensed recordings without the approval of artists.

Charly Records (UK) Limited was dissolved in 2001, and under new management became part of the Snapper Music group.

Distributed by Snapper Music.

Parent Label:Charly Records Ltd.
Sublabels:Affinity, Caliente (2), Charly Blues, Charly Blues Masterworks, Charly Brasil, Charly Classics, Charly Disco International, Charly Films, Charly Groove, Charly Latin, ...
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Charly Records,
9, Beadon Road,
London W6 0EA
United Kingdom

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