2020-01-20T10:31:56+01:00Januar 20th, 2020|

SCALA-RECORD was an Austrian company and named in honor of the famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, the facade of which is depicted on the label. The owner of “Scala Record” was Sigmund Weiss (Siegmund Weiß) whom we can consider as a pioneer of the Austrian recording industry.

The label was founded 23.04.1907

One year later it was bought by BEKA.

SCALA-RECORD was dissolved in July 1912




2019-05-15T10:33:50+02:00Mai 15th, 2019|

ELEKTROVOX was a record label based in Vienna/Austria. It was active from 1948 – 1952.




2020-03-23T14:32:00+01:00Oktober 30th, 2018|

Gerhard „Moshe“ Mendelson (1913 – 1976) was a German music-producer and label owner living and working in Vienna. He discovered Peter Alexander and Peter Kraus among numerous others.

In May 1946 Gerhard Mendelson founded the “Austrophon Schallplatten Studio GmbH”, a recording studio and the label AUSTROTON. He organized within a few months the almost dead music infrastructure including a pressing plant.

The recording studio was located in rooms of the famous “Wiener Konzerthaus”.

Mendelson and his label “Austrophon-Serie, Elite-Special (Austroton)” developed fast into a center of German language record production.

In 1948 they started a connection with the austrian outlet of Swiss Turicaphon.

In November 1954 he joined Kirt Feltz in Köln and the result was contract with POLYDOR on Jan. 1st 1955.

Today the “Austrophon-Schallplatten-Studio GmbH” is still located in Vienna.

One special feature of the records is the reinforced ring, which embraces the center hole. The intention for this is to make the records more long living in record changers as jukeboxes.

Source: Hans Oestreicher  – “Leben mit Musik!”