2022-03-07T21:41:20+01:00März 7th, 2022|

Founded in 1924 as 合資會社内外蓄音器商會 (The Naigai Gramophone Co.) in Nishinomiya. The city in Japan was also founded in 1924.

In 1930, the company was renamed as 太平蓄音器株式会社 (Taihei Gramophone Co. Ltd.).

In 1935, the company merged with 日東蓄音器株式會社 and Nippon Crystalate Company to establish Dainippon Gramophone Co., Ltd.

Source: Discogs


2022-02-23T13:13:59+01:00Februar 23rd, 2022|

Tokyo Records (written in Japanese as “東京れこをど”) is a Japanese label founded in the 1910s.

The label is known for its logo, which features Mt. Fuji.

Source: Discogs


2022-04-01T12:11:00+02:00Februar 23rd, 2022|

Nitto Records (ニットーレコード, Nittō rekōdo) was a Japanese record label, originally published by the company Nittō Chikuonki Kabushiki Gaisha (日東蓄音器株式会社) established in Osaka on March 20, 1920. The label was also called the “Swallow Brand”, because of their trademark artwork.

Nitto was known as a prolific brand, with over 2,000 titles published in about five years. In 1925, they were recognized as one of the two major labels in Japan at that time.

The label produced numerous records of traditional Japanese music and art such as Jōruri, as well as solo plays of western music and orchestra recordings, although the latter remained small in the share of their overall production. As more record companies with foreign capital entered the market, Nitto gradually lost its competitiveness, and was taken over by Taihei Gramophone Co., Ltd. (太平蓄音器株式会社, Taihei Chikuonki Kabushiki Gaisha) in 1935. After the takeover, Taihei renamed the newly merged company Dainippon Gramophone Co., Ltd. (大日本蓄音器株式会社, Dainippon Chikuonki Kabushiki Gaisha), while maintaining the “Swallow Brand – Nitto Records” along with other labels.

The Swallow Nitto brand finally disappeared in 1942, when Dainippon Gramophone was absorbed by Kodansha, shareholder of King Records, to become only a production facility of the latter.

Source: Wikipedia


2022-02-23T11:58:06+01:00Februar 23rd, 2022|

Nipponophone Co. Ltd. (株式会社日本蓄音器商会) is a Japanese record company founded in 1910.
In 1942, when the name “Foreign” was banned during World War II, the company was renamed 日蓄工業株式會社 (Nitchiku Kogyo K.K. / also known as ニッチク).
In 1946, the company was renamed Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Source: Discogs


2022-03-31T09:47:54+02:00Dezember 7th, 2018|

Teiticu Records were produced by the The Teikoku Gramophone Co. situated in Nara, Japan.

The label was founded in 1935.


2018-12-07T11:34:26+01:00November 1st, 2018|

King Record Co., Ltd. (キングレコード株式会社 Kingu Rekōdo Kabushiki) is a Japanese record company, founded in 1931 as a division of Japanese publisher Kodansha.
It became and began operating as an independent entity in the 1950s, but remains part of the publisher’s Otowa Group.
Now one of Japan’s largest record companies not to be owned by a multinational entity, it is headquartered in Tokyo.