In order to help users to catalog their brazilian pressed records and make submissions with a minimum of mistakes while inputting information, I’m sharing information on the vinyl record manufacturers in Brazil. Fortunately brazilian legislation stipulated that all releases has to identify the manufacturer in their labels, and the analysis of this information, if does not nail the year of releasing, at least eliminates the possibility of editing in years when the company did not exist. Remember that these manufacturers are not labels, and many of them were also distributors while they were manufacturers and, in some cases, continued as distributors without being manufacturers anymore. Here the list:

• Casa Edison, the pioneer Brazilian record company, which ordered the manufacturing on Europe to distribute in Brazil, from 1900’s to 1913 when owner Fred Figner associated with International Talking Machine Co. m.b.H. and installed the 1st pressing plant in South America, the
• International Talking Machine Co. Ltd. / Fábrica Odeon. In 1931 the company was bought by / associated with British new Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. and changed name to:
• Indústrias Elétricas e Musicais Fábrica Odeon S.A., from 1932 to 1974, when evolved to:
• EMI Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica S.A., from 1974 to 1982, when evolved to:
• EMI Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda., from 1982 to 1996, then named as
• EMI Music Ltda. until 2003, when the name changed to
• EMI Music Brasil Ltda. used until nowadays
• Disco Popular, short living record company / manufacturer, from 1919 to 1923.
• Victor Talking Machine Company of Brazil, est. 1929 quickly renamed
• RCA Victor Brasileira Inc., from early 1930's to 1946, then named
• RCA Victor Rádio S.A., from 1946 to 1960. Renamed as
• RCA Eletrônica Brasileira S.A., a.k.a RCA S.A. Eletrônica or simply as RCA S.A., from 1960 to 1970, when evolved to:
• RCA Eletrônica Ltda., from 1970 to 1988. Since mid 80's RCA was also named
• RCA Ariola Internacional Discos Ltda., from 1985 to 1990. BMG group purchased RCA in 1986, when the company turns to
• BMG Ariola Discos Ltda., from 1986 to 1996.
• The Byington Co., from 1933 to 1955, also named
• Produtos Elétricos Brasileiros S.A., from 1945 to 1955. Renamed as
• Gravações Elétricas S.A., from 1956 to 1994.
• SINTER - Sociedade Interamericana de Representações, from 1945 to 1955, when changed name to:
• Companhia Brasileira de Discos, from 1955 to 1971, when evolved to:
• Companhia Brasileira de Discos Phonogram, a.k.a. CBD Phonogram, from 1971 to 1978, when evolved to:
• PolyGram Discos Ltda., from 1978 to 1984, when evolved to:
• PolyGram do Brasil Ltda., from 1984 up to 1999, when incorporated by Universal Music Brasil Ltda.
• Rádio Serviços, Propaganda Ltda., from 1952 to 1956, when change name to:
• Fonográfica Brasileira S.A., a.k.a. Fonobrás S.A., from 1956 to 1965.
• Som Indústria e Comércio S.A., from 1953 to 1996
• Siemens do Brasil Companhia de Eletricidade S.A., from 1953 to 1958.
• Fábrica de Discos Rozenblit Ltda., from 1954 to 1983.
• Companhia Industrial de Discos, from 1961 to 1994.
• Tapecar Gravações S.A., from 1970 to 1983.
• Infobrás-Indústria Fonográfica Brasileira Ltda., from 1973 to 1979.
• Discos Plásticos Fonopress Ltda., from 1973 to 1978.
• Discos CBS Indústria e Comércio Ltda. (exclusively as manufacturer), from 1979 to 1991, when evolved to:
• Sony Music Entertainment Brasil Indústia e Comércio Ltda. (exclusively as manufacturer), which already existed since 1988 up to 1996.
• INA Nacional Discos Ltda., from 1976 to 1981. Since 1979 INA was part of WEA Brazilian companies, also named
• WEA Discos Ltda., from 1979 to 1983.
• Discos RGE Fermata Ltda. became a manufacturer in 1978, then split and became:
• FIF-Fermata Indústria Fonográfica Ltda., from 1980 to 1985.
• Fonopress Indústria Fonográfica Ltda., from 1984 to 1996.
• Fonobrás-Distribuidora Fonográfica Brasileira Ltda., from 1985 to 1995.
• Sondise Produtora Fonográfica Ltda., from 1993 to 1996
• Talismã Produções Fonográficas Ltda., from 1994 to 1997.
• PolySom Comércio e Indústria de Plásticos Ltda., since 1999.
• Vinil Brasil, since 2017.


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