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"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" - Bob Marley

"Without music, life would be a mistake" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Genialer Sound bei 23° C Raumtemperatur und 1010 mb Luftdruck (22.06.17)

https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/743281 2) S, H or HS don't mean to split the runout strings up into stamped or etched parts. It's preferred to leave the runout string in one line.

Track title should stay as-on-release as per nik: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/771294?utm_campaign=user-mention&utm_medium=pm&page=1&utm_source=relationship#7650053

Barcode since 1976 in Europe, since 1984 in Germany: http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/tech/30-jahre-barcode-diese-13-ziffern-ordnen-die-welt-a-492082.html

Label code seit 01.05.1976 von GVL vergeben und seit 1977 international.

BIEM GEMA seit 1980/81

BIEM was formed in 1929

DISCOGRAPHIEN:

Verschiedener Labels:
http://bsnpubs.com/

David Bowie:
http://www.illustrated-db-discography.nl

Frank Zappa:
http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewforum.php?f=64

DISCOGS SITES:

Changes in Guidelines:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/356624?page=2

Submit Request: https://support.discogs.com/hc/de

Discussion with thomas_w: http://www.discogs.com/groups/topic/367437

Discog's pressing plant page:
https://www.discogs.com/lists/US-Record-Pressing-Plants/213755

http://www.discogs.com/15th

Discogs Text formatting:
https://support.discogs.com/hc/de/articles/360007331734

Undocumented guidelines:
https://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/Undocumented-Guidelines

Points ranking:
https://www.discogs.com/stats/contributors?page=26

CIP:
https://www.discogs.com/help/cip_list

Commom Runout etchings forum Vs.4
http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/324904

Commom Runout etchings forum Vs.5
https://www.discogs.com/de/forum/thread/386878

Commom Runout etchings forum Vs.6
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/743281

Private list of etchings (helpful):
https://www.discogs.com/de/user/MrJCG

320 section thread and more
https://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/324904

Pending Release Merges:
https://www.discogs.com/submissions?mode=merges&view=flat

Englisches Merge-Forum:
alt:
https://www.discogs.com/de/forum/thread/52151b279469733cfcfc4242?page=13
Neu:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/707251?page=31#7749192

Deutsches Merge-Forum:
https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/490362?page=8#7080227

Useful resources outside of Discogs:
http://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/Useful-resources-outside-of-Discogs

French Price Codes Thread
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/706164

Packaging Nomenklatur:
https://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/Packaging

MORE SITES ABOUT RECORDS:

Usually reliable source for release dates:
https://www.scaruffi.com/music.html

Good site for cover info and care.
http://lpcoverlover.com/

Everything about records:
https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/

List of LCs:
http://www.phonector.com/s/liste-der-labelcodes-lc-codes-00001.html

Runout etchings:
http://fipres.com/21,.html
or
https://web.archive.org/web/20151204093143/http://fipres.com/21,.html
or
http://playlists.christmachine.com/cutting-vinyl/dead-wax-deadwax-list-full-length-continued-from-main-day-page/

Dead wax inscriptions:
http://richmondaudiosociety.com/2012/07/02/dead_wax_inscriptions/

BIEM-members:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BIEM_members

Copyright Encyclopedia:
http://www.copyrightencyclopedia.com/name-list/B/

Directory of Music Publishers :
http://www.mpa.org/directory-of-music-publishers/?index=A

Barcode search:
http://www.ean-search.org/

Barcode lookup:
http://www.upcdatabase.com/itemform.asp

Characters:
http://copypastecharacter.com/all-characters

Römische Zahlen:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicodeblock_Zahlzeichen

Unicode search:
http://shapecatcher.com/list.html

Strike through:
http://adamvarga.com/strike/

Upside down text:
http://www.upsidedowntext.com/

List of record labels:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_record_labels

Label guides
http://www.vinylbeat.com/label-index.html
and
http://www.cvinyl.com/index.php

Vinyl colors
http://piratespress.com/cms/documents/colors.pdf

Explore new books:
http://www.biblio.gs/

0C = UK
1C = Germany
2C = France
3C = Italy
4C = Belgium
5C = Holland

LP label matrix example (Led Zeppelin I)
ST-A-681461-MO
ST = stereo
A = Atlantic Records label
68 = last two digits of the year Atlantic first received source (tape) and started working on mastering
1461 = tape master number (for side one in this example)
MO = Monarch Records pressing plant

Record company codes (the letters after "ST")
A = Atlantic Records
C = Atco
CAP = Capricorn
CTN = Cotillion Records LPs
CO = Cotillion Records 45s
FC = Famous Charisma
SS = Swan Song
AS = Asylum
MC = Manticore
RS = Rolling Stones Records
HT = Hilltak Records
IL = Island Records

List of pressing plants:
https://vinyl-pressing-plants.com/all-vinyl-pressing-plants-list

List 2 of Pressing plants:
http://www.totalsonic.net/vinylplants.htm

Orange/yellow “sunburst” center label used by CBS from 1976 until 1985.

Sonopress:
The "bass clef" symbol, usually embossed on the B-side centre label.

Casablanca - pressing plants
Codes on center labels and runout codes.
Use the runouts if it differs from label code.

Presswell
| 18, PR
Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
| 25, 1S, SM, CSM
PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
| 26, PRC-W
Keel Mfg. Corp.
| 53, K, ᐉ, Union jack, pressing ring: 2.75"/1.19"
Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
| 56, CP
PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
| 72, PRC, PRC-R
Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
| 73, T#, #T, TH, CTH

Warner Bros - pressing plants
Runout codes and pressing ring. Use pressing ring if codes differ.

Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
| JW, 0, pressing ring: 1.5"
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
| WW, ─◁, pressing ring: 1.39" + 0.34"/0.53".
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
| LW, *, pressing ring: 1.56"
Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
| MR (in circle), △ ######, pressing ring: 2.87"
Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
| GOL, K#####, S####
Specialty Records Corporation
| SRC, SR
Allied Record Company
| ɑ, B-#####, R-#####

Printers:
B&M / B.M. - Balding & Mansell Ltd
CB - Clout & Baker Ltd.
C.G.C.G. Ltd. / GRAMOP - Columbia Gramophone Company Greece Ltd.
C.v.d. (Germany) - Carl v. d. Linnepe
DP - Delga Press Limited
E.J.D. / EJD - Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. (1926 - 1969) / E.J. Day Group (1969 - mid 70's)
E.&O.E. (Germany) - ??
ER (Canada) - Ever Reddy
GL / G&L - Garrod & Lofthouse
GP / G.P. - Graphis Press Limited
GRAMOP / C.G.C.G. Ltd. - Columbia Gramophone Company Greece Ltd.
HP / H.P. - Howards Printers (Slough) Ltd.
JU / J.U. - James Upton Ltd. / Upton Printing Group
McN - MacNeill Press Ltd.
RS - Robert Stace
SPC - Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. (UK) / Shorewood Packaging (USA) / Shorewood Packaging Corp. Of Canada Ltd. (Canada)
UP / U.P. - Upton Printing Group

Pressing/Mastering:
⌾ (Canada) - Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
+ + / +Axx+ (USA) - Sonopress USA
〄 - JASRAC (Japanese Right Society Symbol)
() (slightly overlapping to make an 's'/'o') - MPO
▽130 / ▽420 (more likely used) (UK) - PRS Ltd.
▽150 / ▽700 (New Zealand) - PRS Ltd., Miramar/Wellington (Sometimes pressed for Australia - either '700' or '150')
▽320 (German) - Phonodisc GmbH ('73 - '78) / PRS Hannover (June '78 - Dec '85 & Sept '91 - Dec '92)
▽380 (France) - PRS, Louviers
▽420 / ▽130 (used very rarely) (UK) - Philips Records Ltd. ('58-Feb '69), Phonodisc Ltd. (circa '73/'74 had a raised outer rim on labels) (Feb '69-May'79), PRS Ltd. (May '79-Mid '88)
▽520 / 520 (Italy) - Phonoster (? - 1980) / Polygram, Tribiano (1980 - 1985) / PhonoComp (1985 - 1999) / Disctronics SpA (1999 - 2003)
▽670 (Netherlands) - PRS Baarn (1980-1993) / Phonodisc B.V. (1963-1979) / Philips Phonografische Industrie (1951-1962)
▽700 (New Zealand) - PRS Ltd., Miramar/Wellington (Sometimes pressed for Australia - either '700' or '150')
▽710 (Norway) - PRS, Oslo
▽720 (Austria) - PRS Ges.mbh
▽850 (Spain) - PolyGram Servicios, S.A.
∴ or ⋀ at 9o'clock / (possibly also ': )' stamp - check this) - CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton
△△△✴✴✴ / CGD / [logo like a 3 round petal flower...ish] (Italy) - CGD Pressing Plant
⩓ / DFI (French) - DFI
─◁ / WW (USA) - Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
◈-P-◈ (USA) - MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
▻ (with 'dot' inside) / 53 (on labels) - Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
℗ 1969 L9 ◇Z ᴒ 00 212083 S1=1 (eg.) (German) - Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant
0 / O (large/capitol 'O' or '0') (USA) - Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
020 8691 2121 (tel. No.) - Sound Performance
07/99 / 09/99 (MM/YY) - Warner Music Manufacturing Europe (1990 - 2003)
08-0xxxxx-yy (Dutch CBS site '69-'88) - CBS, Haarlem / (from '88-June'99) - Sony/CBS, Haarlem / (from '99 - ?) - Record Industry
16 (Label) / SOL / SO / SON / K ##### (USA) - Sonic Recording Products, Inc. (50's - '75) then Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. ('75 - mid 80's)
18 (Label) / PR / (PR) / -PR (USA) - Presswell
111 / 112 (Japan) - Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.
1U / 2U (ie "ROKN 521 A-2U" - contract pressings from EMI) - EMI Records
26 (Label) / PRC-C / PRC-W- PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
2HZ / 5HZ (Includes 'DM' or 'CRC' (Eng.) Canada) / CSPS (?) - CBS Records Canada Ltd.
3BC / IFPI LU31, IFPI RZxx (eg || CD || XLCD183 || 04283-9271) - 3BC
399 (Africa - Ghana) (?) - Record Manufacturers (Ghana) Ltd. [R.M.G.L.]
410 / CR410 / MT410 / DT410 (Greece) - G.P.I. S.A.
520 (Vinyl) / PHC (CD) (Italy) - PhonoComp
561 (Africa (Kenyan)) - E. A. Records
73 (Label ('79-'81)) / CTH / CT - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
xxxxxE (12") / xxxxxM (12") / xxxxxG (7") / xxxxxH (7") / xxxxxO (7") (eg 76211M) - GZ Digital Media
AAHxx (IFPI Mould SID) - Mediamotion (2003 - 2008) / Promese (2008 - ?)
AcR / ACR (1970-1972) / 2.75" diameter deep groove press (Canada) - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Smiths Falls, Ontario
AEWxx (IFPI Mould SID) / LY33/LY34 - Sony DADC UK Ltd.
A1C / A1AE / 'W' - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK
AD / ALL DISC / 22 / 33 / 44 / 66 - All Disc Records, Inc.
ALI / (ALI) (Mastering/Plating/Pressing) - Allied Records Ltd.
ANZ 1234 Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz 12 (Australia) - Sony DADC Australia
ARC / AL (USA) - Allentown Record Co. Inc.
ARP (USA 1952-1972) - American Record Pressing Co.
ATM (USA) - AcousTech Mastering
AVP / <AVP> (AVP inside a rombus(diamond)) - Acme Vinyl
BC / (with) PA####/ BC#### / W#### (UK) - Broadcrest Ltd.
BOD (German) - DOCdata Germany (1992-2008) / BOD Berlin Optical Disc (2008-2010)
(c) ('c' is diagonal) - Lynic / www.lynic.com - www.lynic.com
CDT (South Africa) IFPI L141 / IFPI 27xx - CDT (2)
CGD / △△△✴✴✴ / [logo like a 3 round petal flower...ish] (Italy) - CGD Pressing Plant
Copymasters (Mastering) - Copymasters / (Renamed - '94/'95) masterpiece
CP (Ireland) - Carlton Productions
CR in a circle (Canada) - Cinram (Glass Master date - TRIB216391 #11114Y17 12 = 14th November 2001 or #930314KK CD-40762 MFG BY CINRAM = 14th March 1993
CSR / CSR Compact Disc / C (Japan CD) - CBS/Sony Records Inc.
CTH / CT / 73 (Label) (USA) - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
DCA (USA) / IFPI LLxx & IFPI F7xx - DCA (3)
Decca / DR (Pressing Plant until 1979) - Decca Record Co. Ltd., Pressing Plant, UK.
Decca (Mastering/Recording Studio until 1980) - Decca Studios
DFI / ⩓ - DFI
DGG / ℗ 1964 H70 / 'Made in Germany' / - Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant
DM / CRC / 2HZ / 5HZ (Canada) - CBS Records Canada Ltd.
DM / DMM / DS / 'Year'S (ie: 83S) / 'Bass Clef' Symbol (Usually on B-Side label, near spindle hole) - Sonopress
DW (Australia) - DW (2)
EDP - Europadisk
ELA / Δ00000/-X (USA) - Electrosound Los Angeles (pre '85 was MR)
EMI Swindon (CD's - UK) / Printed + stamped matrix string (ie xxxxxx x : 1:1:4), also be IFPI 14xx - EMI Swindon
EMI Uden (CD's - Holland) / Printed + stamped matrix string Uden will have country identifier (ie xxxxxx x : 1:1:4:NL), also be IFPI 15xx - EMI Uden
et / ET (Germany) - Elaton (2)
FW (USA company) - Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
F/W (USA) - Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs
Grampian (Scottish Pressing Plant '84-'94)- Grampian Records Ltd., Annan
GG - Gedmal Galvanic Ltd.
GOL (USA) - Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. was SOL until 1975
GP (Sweden) - Grammoplast
Grii Stamper / GRII - GRII Stamper
HRM / '53' on label / Isosceles triangle on side with dot (◬) (USA) - Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd.
I.B.C. - I.B.C. Studios
IFPI 2Uxx / CI / IFPI L901-L903, L908, L909 (USA) - Cinram, Olyphant, PA (2003 - ?)
IFPI 2Vxx / CA / IFPI L901-L903, L908, L909 (USA) - Cinram, Commerce, CA (2003 - ?)
IFPI LD11/ LD12 / IFPI 5Qxx - VDC Group
IFPI LN07, IFPI LN08 or IFPI LN09 / IFPI JIxx & mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss [AM|PM] #nnnnn[n] [additional numbers] (US) - OEM (Optical Experts Manufacturing)
ISS (UK) - Immediate Sound Services Ltd.
✳-J.T.S.-✳ - JTS Studios
JW (USA) / Cap J - Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
L7 / 00 L7 (France) / Mould SID 02xx ('94+) - PMDC, France
L-00000-X / L-19177-X - Greg Lee Processing
LW / ✲ (USA) - Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
LYN - Lyntone / Lyntone Recordings Ltd.
Ⓜ - Metropolis Mastering
M3 (7") / M6 (12") / M9 (2xLP) (ie Side A - M6 284890/ Side B - M6 284891 - French) - Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou (1972-03/1990) or Pathé Marconi, Chatou (1932-1971)
"Manufactured in Germany" / ✓ (?possibly but not sure?) - Teldec-Press GmbH
Mayking Records - Mayking Records (Occasionally, glass mastering was outsourced to PDO, UK. Then an 8+2+1 pattern is added, e.g. 10190291 01 &.)
MCA (USA) - MCA Whitney Recording Studios
MCR - Master Cutting Room
MR / MR (Within a circle) / MO / '△00000' (50's-60's) (USA) - Monarch Record Mfg. Co. - post '85 became ELA.
MT = Musitech
MVS - MVS (Record Pressing) Ltd.
NRP / WG/NRP (USA) - Nashville Record Productions
NSC / (NSC) (NSC inside an oval) - National Sound Corporation
o (small 'o') (USA) - Customatrix
Orlake / OR / O (the '+' sign used as joiner within matrix) - Orlake Records
PF (Mastering/Lacquer processing company, Germany) - Tonstudio Pfanz
PHC (CD) / 520 (Vinyl) (Italy) - PhonoComp
PL (on labels) / PP (in runout) (USA) - Plastic Products
PR - P.R. Records Limited
PR / (PR) / -PR / 18 (On labels) (USA) - Presswell
PRC / PRC-R (USA '72-'90) - PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
PRC-W / PRC-C (USA '75/'77-???) - PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
PRT - Precision Records & Tapes Limited
“ɑ” (looks like Q - usually followed by B-XXXXX (LP/12") / R-XXXXX (7") / K-XXXXX (7" circa '75)) - Allied Record Company
Q (Canada) (SnB-sp Q) - Quality Records Limited
RC (USA) - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
RCA Recording Studios (List here) - RCA Studios
R/S Alsdorf (Vinyl) / RSA (CD) - Record Service GmbH
Ƨ / (Ƨ) (in a circle) / (without circle by 1979) - Shelley Products
RTi / RTI (USA) - Record Technology Incorporated
S-19305 / S-19306 - Rainbo Records
SH / SLM △ 00000-X - Sheffield Lab Matrix
SNA (French) - SNA
SNB (Germany - Recording/Mastering Studio) - Studio-Nord-Bremen
SNV (Spanish CD pressing plant) - Sonovis
SO (USA) - Southern Plastics (1949 (name changed to United Record Pressing in 1971))
SOL / -often mistakenly interpreted as "TX", "To" or "Ta")SO / SON (USA) - Sonic Recording Products, Inc. - 1975 - GOL
SRC - Specialty Records Corporation
Sterling / SS (Engineer list too) - Sterling Sound
T / T1 / TH (USA) - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Ʈ / TL / TR (French) - Translab
Tα (often mistakenly interpreted as "TX", "To" or "Ta") (Sweden) - Toolex Alpha
TLC (Canada) - The Lacquer Channel
TML-M / TML-S / TML-X - The Mastering Lab
Tranco (can appear dark translucent (red) (Most Pye UK pressed here) - Tranco Limited, renamed Precision Records & Tapes Limited in 1980, closed May 1981.
Ʈ / Translab (French Mastering Studio) - Translab
ⓤ (USA) - United Record Pressing (from 1971, was previously Southern Plastics (SO))
V01 / Warner Logo / 07/99 / 09/99 / (IFPI L011 - L017) - Record Service GmbH (1976-1990) / Warner Music Manufacturing Europe (1990 - 2003) / Cinram GmbH (2003 - ?)
˙W˙ (@ 12 o'clock) / A1C or A1AE (@ 3 o r9 o'clock) - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK
W-xx KD (x=number) / F/1 - WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton
WMME Alsdorf - Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
www.the-practice.com - The Communications Practice
XXXXX (2) or (3) / XXXXX.1(2) (2) or (3) - Record Technology Incorporated
Z xxxxxx (x=number) / - Recorded Publications Company
Zxxxxxx (CD) / CI / IFPI L901-L903, L908, L909 / IFPI 2Uxx (USA) - WEA Mfg. Olyphant (1996 - 2003) / Cinram, Olyphant, PA (2003 - ?)

Engineers: 'Mastered By', 'Plated By', 'Lacquer Cut At' etc:
𝄞 - Don Grossinger
❀ / AZ - Brian Gardner
✩ (with Sterling Sound credits) - Greg Calbi
Δ (Australian) - Δ/Tony Taurins
⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄ǀ⁄|⁄K (USA) - Randy Kling
: ) / :-) / HP (USA) - Herb Powers Jr.
: ) (UK) - ? (possibly a CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton mark - often found alongside CBS '⋀' stamp)
Å / ᐂ (Australian) - Å (3)
Al / Allan / Allen (UK - CBS Studios, London) - Allen Landau
ANDY'91 - Andy Crump (2)
ANDY (Sometimes credited with MELY's) - Andy Miller (4)
ANDY (Currently @ Sound Performance, previously @ Master Room & PRT Studios) - Andrew Thompson
AP - Allan Parsons
ARUN - Arun Chakraverty
AZ / A.Z. - Allen Zentz
AZ❀ - Brian Gardner
BA / BA-CR (Cutting Room) / BA-EF (Europa Film) / BA-GP (Grammoplast) / BA-Ta (Toolex Alpha) - Björn Almstedt
BAZZA - Bazza (2)
Beau (Heathmans, Tape2Tape, Masterpiece & 10 8 7 Mastering) - Beau Thomas
BG / GB / BER (USA) - Bernie Grundman
Bilbo / DB- BilBo (3) / Denis Blackham
△BJ / ♢BJ / ✳BJ - Bob Jones (6)
BLAIRS - Chris Blair
Bobil / Aunty B / Bob Hill (9) - Bob Hill (9) / AUNTY B.
Boppin' Bob - Bob Jones (6)
C - Trevor Fletcher (Decca Studios) - C (17)
¢ / ₵ / Ȼ / TC / Sterling TC- Tom Coyne
CD (UK - Nimbus) - Colin Dix
cg / ☮ (USA) - Chris Gehringer
CH / CH ZIP / ZIP - Chris Zippel
Chab / Chaab / CH△B - Chab (2)
Chris A / Criss A - Chris Alexander
Cookie / X - Ian Cooper
CR - Carl Rowatti (owner & chief of Trutone Mastering Labs NY USA)
Dave's (Worked at I.B.C. Studios - Sometimes coupled with MELYS) - Dave Tucker (4)
DB / Bilbo (UK) - Denis Blackham / BilBo (3)
DB (Australia) - Don Bartley
DCM / Dave (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Dave McEowen
Dennis (Heathmans Mastering, Finyl Tweek) - Dennis Smith (2)
Dick (360 Mastering) - Dick Beetham
DJ / DWJ (USA) - Darrell Johnson
D Jay / DJ / DJAY (masterpiece) - Danny King
D.K. (Atlantic Studios) - Dennis King
DM - Don Mills (2) (Engineer @ CBS Records Canada Ltd.)
Don / DG / G - Don Grossinger
DS + MCR (USA) - Duncan Stanbury
DT / Turner - Dave Turner
DT (USA) - Dave Travis
E / ES / ED / Ɛ____ (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Eddy Schreyer
EG - Eddy Gorecki
Francis - Simon Francis
G / ∇G / ΔG / ◇G - Gordon Vicary
GC / STERLING GC - Greg Calbi
Gene / ƐRT (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Gene Thompson
George / GL / G / George@Copymasters - George Lambert
Gerry (Ireland) - GERRY-O
GOP / Alexis / Alex (French) - Alexis Latrobe (Translab)
GM / GEORGE / MG - George Marino
GP / G.P. (Germany) - Günter Pauler
GP (UK) - Geoff Pesche
GR (UK - Nimbus) - Gerald Reynolds
Graeme - Graeme Durham (@ The Sound Clinic 'till '87 - co-founder of The Exchange '87 - ?)
Greg (masterpiece) - Greg Moore (4)
Guys / Guyz / / GD / Guy @ The Exchange - Guy Davie
△H / ♢H / ✳H - Howard Barrow
Herbie Jr. / : ) / :-) (USA) - Herb Powers Jr.
Hi (German) - Joachim Hinsch (@ Joachim Hinsch Audio Mastering)
HP / :) / :-) (USA) - Herb Powers Jr.
HP (Hungary) - Horváth Péter
HTM - Harry Moss
HW - Howie Weinberg
INGA'S - Inga (3)
エ∽ (IS) / (Can look like an H with S inside (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Ian Sefchick
△J / ♢J / ✳J - Geoff Calver
JA (UK) - Jack Adams (2)
JA / ℐ⍺ (USA - RCA Recording Studios) - Jack Adelman
Jay Luck / Jay (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Jay Maynard
Jeff (UK) - Geoff Pesche (Utopia, Tape One, Masterpiece, Town House & Abbey Rd. in 2006)
JG / Joe / Jo. G (USA(?)) - Joe Gastwirt
JG (USA) - John Golden
JGS / JS (USA-Kendun) - Jim Sintetos
JJG (Son of JG) - JJ Golden
JOE + MCR (USA) - Joe Brescio
JONZ - John Dent
JR (US - Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs / Sterling Sound) - José Rodriguez
JWG / JG (UK - Nimbus) - John Gladwyn
JS - Jeff Sanders
KD (USA-Kendun) - Kent Duncan
KEV (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Kevin Reeves
KH + MCR (USA) - Kevin Hodge
KP (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Ken Perry
KPG / KMG (USA) - Kevin Gray
LE (UK) - Larry Emerine
LH (USA) - Lee Hulko (founded Sterling Sound in '68)
MA/MAX - Maxwell Anandappa
ΔM (US - Masterdisk) - ΔM
ΔM (2) (US - Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs & Disc Makers) - ΔM (2)
Mark / Mark ' Porky's (c. 1997) - Mark (76)
Mark (The Exchange - UK) - Mark Embleton
Matt / Matt's / Matt @ Alchemy (Porky's) - Matt Colton
△MB / ♢MB / π / Hovis (Pye Mastering) - Mike Brown (3) (Pye Studios / CTS Studios)
McM / RM (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Ron McMaster
MELYS - Melvyn Abrahams / MELYS (2)
Miles / MS (masterpiece) - Miles Showell
Mike (masterpiece) - Mike Palmer
Mikes's - Mike Marsh
MJ / Mick (UK) - Mike Jarratt
MJR / M.J.R. / PCMJR (US) - Mark Richardson (3)
nc (USA) - Neil Carter (3)
NEIL (masterpiece / Master Room) - Neil Devine
NW / Nickz / NICK W - Nick Webb
NILZ (The Exchange) - Nilesh Patel
NOEL / NS - Noel Summerville
P / P2A, P2B / Pi (Australia - Festival Studios) - Paul Ibbotson
PAG (Peter Lawrence: P.R. Records Limited, Adrenalin (4), Lyntone)- PAG
Pauls (Pauls@Porkys) - Paul Solomons
PB - Paul Bryant (2)
PC (USA-Kendun) - Patrick Collins
PCMJR / MJR / M.J.R. (US) - Moodymann - Moodymann
Pecko / Porky / GEORGE - Porky (5) / George Peckham
Pedro - Pedro (102)
Pete @ Heathmans/Finyl Tweek - Pete Norman
Pete Helffrich (USA) - Pete Helffrich (Owner/Operator of Helffrich Recording Labs)
PF - G. F. Pfanz
Pi / P / P2A, P2B (Australia - Festival Studios) - Paul Ibbotson
PK - Paul Kendall
PN / Pete @ Tape To Tape/ @Finyl Tweek - Pete Norman
Pounda - Pounda
PS - Geoff Pesche
RAYS / RAZEL - Ray Staff / RAZEL (2)
RC (USA-Kendun) - Rick Collins
RC (UK) - Ralph Copeman
RC (UK - post 2015) - Rhys Crouch
RCE + MCR (USA) - Rick Essig
RJ / √ANOS - Ray Janos
RJL - Richard Langham
RL - Bob Ludwig
RME - Reiner Erhard
RM / McM (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Ron McMaster
R SO (German) - Rico Sonderegger
RTB - Roy Thomas Baker
SA / S.A. (Trident ('78-'81) Utopia ('81-'88)) - Steve Angel
S.D. / SI / SD / SimonD - Simon Davey
SF - Sam Feldman (@ Bell Sound Studios & Atlantic Studios)
sh / MCA sh (USA) - Steve Hall
Shane / Sh@ne / SMC / CMS - Shane McEnhill
SI (masterpiece) - Simon Francis
Simon (eg The Exchange) (UK) - Simon Davey
SJR (US) - Stuart J. Romaine
SR / SRZ - Steve Rooke
SST - SST (8)
Stu - Stuart Hawkes
SW (Ireland(?)) - SW (6)
△T - Tony Bridge (Abbey Road Studios/Pye Studios/PRT Studios/Master Room)
TB - TB (3)
THT (Town House Tony) - Tony Cousins
TimD / TD / T.D. - Tim Dennen
timtom / TY / TY1 / TY2 - Tim Young
TJ - Ted Jensen
Tone - Tony Bridge
TWIG - Martin Granville-Twig (@ Metropolis Mastering)
URA / - W (W2A, W2B - 'W' can appear as 'U') - Warren Barnett
W (W2A, W2B - 'W' can appear as 'U') / URA - Warren Barnett
Wally / Wally C (masterpiece) - Walter Coelho
Wally / Wly (USA - Capitol Mastering) - Wally Traugott
X / Cookie - Ian Cooper (worked at Utopia Studios & started The Town House)
Y.D. (French) - Yves Delaunay (worked @ Dyam)
-Z- / .Z. / 'Z' - Francis DeSouza
◇Z - ◇Z

SYMBOLS:

𝄢

Common symbols
℗ & © ©+℗ ℗© ® ™ iƒpi № ¼ ½ ¾ ⅔ ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞ ⅓ 33⅓ ℅ ☼ ♀ ♂ ☠ ☢ ☣ ☧ ☪ ☩ ☭ ☮ ☯ ☹ ☺ ⌚ ⌛

Geometrical shapes
■ □ ▪ ▫ ▬ ▭ ▮ ▯ ▰ ▱ ▲ △ ▴ ▵ ▶ ▷ ▸ ▹ ► ▻ ▼ ▽ ▾ ▿ ◀ ◁ ◂ ◃ ◄ ◅ ◆ ◇ ◈ ◉ ◊ ○ ◌ ◎ ● ◐ ◑ ◒ ◓ ◔ ◕ ◖ ◗ ◜ ◝ ◞ ◟ ◠ ◡ ◢ ◣ ◤ ◥ ◦ ◩ ◪ ◧ ◨ ◬ ◭ ◮ △ ▽ ◁ · • … ⊗ ☉ ⁞ ▪ ▫ ■ □ ◌ ● ◦ ◘ ◙ ○ ⌀ ⌗⌒⌓ ๑ ര ᇰ ㅇ ⁖

Arrows and lines
¦ ­ ‒ ― ‖ ‗ ‾ ⌐ ¬ ﹂﹁ ︵ ︶ ︷ ︸ ︿ ﹀ ← → ↑ ↓ ↔ ↕ ↖ ↗ ↘ ↙ ↯ ⌈ ⌉ ⌐ ⌙ ⌜ ⌝ ⌞ ⌟

Punctuation
» « ‘’‚‛“„”‟ ‹› ´ ¿ ¡ ⁄ ‼ ⥍

Currencies and maths
¢ £ ¥ ₤ ₧ € ₯ ₰ ₱ ₺ ₽ ₣ ₢ ₨ ₩ ₳ ± × ÷ ‰ ∞ ∟ ∫ ≈ ≤ ≥ ≠ √ ∩≡ ∂

Encircled letters and numbers
ⒶⒷⒸⒹⒺⒻⒼⒽⒾⒿⓀⓁⓂⓃⓄⓅⓅⓆⓇⓈⓉⓊⓋⓌⓍⓎⓏ
ⓐⓑⓒⓓⓔⓕⓖⓗⓘⓙⓚⓛⓜⓝⓞⓟⓠⓡⓢⓣⓤⓥⓦⓧⓨⓩ
①②③④⑤⑥⑦⑧⑨⑩⑪⑫⑬⑭⑮⑯⑰⑱⑲⑳㉑㉒㉓㉔㉕㉖㉗㉘㉙㉚㉛㉜㉝㉞㉟㊱㊲㊳㊴㊵㊶㊷㊸㊹㊺㊻㊼㊽㊾㊿
➊➋➌➍➎➏➐➑➒➓

Other signs and symbols
¤ ¶ ‡ † ⌂ ‿ ⁀ ℃ ℉ ℇ ℈ № ℔ ✉ ✝ ✚ ✡ ✠ ✈ ♈ 𐍉

Super- and subscript
¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ª º ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₀

Greek
Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω

Cyrillic
А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ы Ъ Ь Э Ю Я Ё а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я ё

Extra European letters
Æ æ Ø ø Œ œ Ð ð Þ þ Ł ł ß ſ Ƃ ƀ Ŧ ŧ

Roman numerals:
Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ Ⅵ Ⅶ Ⅷ Ⅸ Ⅹ Ⅺ Ⅻ Ⅼ Ⅽ Ⅾ Ⅿ ⅰ ⅱ ⅲ ⅳ ⅴ ⅵ ⅶ ⅷ ⅸ ⅹ ⅺ ⅻ ⅼ ⅽ ⅾ ⅿ

Stars and hearts and others:
♣ ♥ ♦ ♠ ⁑ ⁂ ✩ ✪ ✱ ✳ ★✶ ✻ ✿ ✲ ✵❇~△Δ▼▲▽△▷◁∇∆Λ● · ▪ ∙•° ★ ✩ » « ø Ø ∞ ⊳ ⊲◇♡◊ ☢ ✝¤¦ | ‖ ‡ ¶ ⓤ µ ✳± ≠ ∞ ªѮ Ѱ Ѳ Ƨ
* ٭ ¤ ✶ ✱ ✲ ✳ ★ ☆

Musical symbols
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

Rotated/reflected letters
ƍ Ǝ Ə Ɯ Ƨ ƨ Ʊ Ƹ Ʌ ɐ ɒ ɔ ɘ ə ɜ ɞ ɟ ɥ ɯ ɹ ʁ ʇ ʌ ʍ ʎ ʞ ⅎ

Modifiers
ʻ ʼ ʽ ʾ ʿ ˂ ˃ ˄ ˅ ˆ ˇ ˈ ˉ ˊ ˋ ˌ ˍ ˎ ˏ ⸗ ˒ ˓ ˔ ˕ ˖ ˗ ˘ ˙ ˚ ˛ ˜ ︡ ︢︢ ︣

Strike-throughs
A̶B̶C̶D̶E̶F̶G̶H̶I̶J̶K̶L̶M̶N̶O̶P̶Q̶R̶S̶T̶U̶V̶W̶X̶Y̶Z̶
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