SPV GmbH is a record company and distributor from Hannover, Germany. The name is derived from Schallplatten, Produktion & Vertrieb.
One of the largest independent record companies in the world, with worldwide distribution. Owned by Napalm Records since November 2020.

Also referred to as:
- SPV Vertrieb GmbH

Full legal name: SPV Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung.
The German record company SPV GmbH (An acronym for the full name) was founded on 1st January 1984 in Hannover by Manfred Schütz.
Registered date: 17th May 1984, Amtsgericht Hannover, HRB 1698.
In May 2009, the year of its 25th anniversary, SPV filed for bankruptcy in order to find a way to continue the company, i.I. (=in Insolvenz) was appended to the name.
In October 2012 the situation was resolved by a group of investors who restructured the company and saved the complete portfolio of the distributor.

Cat# system:
(0)01 - XXXX indicates a 7"
(0)08 - XXXX a LP
(0)09 - XXXX an Audio Cassette
(0)50 - XXXX a 12" Maxi-Single
(0)60 - XXXX a 12" EP or MiniAlbum
(0)55 - XXXX a CDMaxi
(0)7X - XXXX a CD EP or MiniAlbum
(0)84 - XXXX and
(0)85 - XXXX and
(0)86 - XXXX and
(0)87 - XXXX a CD (Album)

The SPV GmbH had worked as distribution company for many labels: (i.a.)
A.M. Music, Big Maxx Records GmbH, Century Media, Code666, Deathlike Silence Productions, Dependent Records, Earache, Giant Electric Pea, Impact Records (4), Inside Out Music, Khazad-Dûm, Osmose Productions, Königskinder Schallplatten GmbH, Mindbase Recordings , MTM Music, Naidoo Records, Napalm Records, No Remorse Records, P1 Records, Play It Again Sam Records, Sanctuary Records, Skizzo Records, Snapper Music, Spectre Records and Sub Terranean.

Please note: Before adding any release here please check these sublabels:
Spv Records - for releases 1994 and earlier.
SPV Recordings - for releases 1994 and after.

Parent Label:Napalm Records Handels GmbH
Sublabels:100% Over(b)right, 101 Records, 1st Records, 2 Originals Of, ACI Records, Armageddon (3), Beggars Banquet Germany, Black Jam, Blue Label (3), Blue Turtle Records, ...
Contact Info:

SPV Schallplatten, Produktion & Vertrieb GmbH
Boulevard der EU 8
30539 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 8709 0
Fax: +49 511 8709 181
Mail: [email protected]

[obsolete, former address]
SPV Schallplatten, Produktion & Vertrieb GmbH i.I.
Uhlemeyerstraße 9-11
D-30175 Hannover
Phone: +49 511 8709 0
Fax: +49 511 8709 181
Mail: [email protected]

P.O. Box 721147
30531 Hanover

Brüsseler Str. 14
30539 Hannover

SPV Vertrieb GmbH
Plathnerstrasse 5 b
3000 Hannover 1
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