2018-12-11T13:45:45+01:00Dezember 11th, 2018|

Discos Musart was a Mexican record label founded in 1948. It is headquartered in Mexico City and remains one of the country’s biggest labels, focusing on Mexican music, as well as international releases licensed from various labels around the world. Over the years it has had several imprints such as Trebol, Oasis and Balboa Records.

During the 1950s, Musart distributed albums by Cuban label Panart in Mexico.

Until Capitol Records opened in Mexico in 1965, recordings by The Beatles were released by Musart Records in Mexico. Capitol re-releases now sometimes use completely different covers so detecting whether a Capitol version is actually an original Musart album or not can be difficult.

Musart was acquired by Concord Bicycle Music in 2016.

Source: Wikipedia


2018-12-05T14:13:16+01:00Dezember 5th, 2018|

Peerless Records was a record label based in Mexico.

Peerless was founded in 1921 in Mexico City by E. Baptista. Early pressings of their gramophone record were made under contract by Gennett Records. By 1933, Peerless was pressing its own records in Mexico. The Peerless label mostly released popular Mexican music; some popular dance bands and tunes from the United States of America also appeared on Peerless in the 1920s.

In addition to Mexico, Peerless Records were sold in other parts of Latin America and in some communities in the Southwest United States. The labels sometimes have text in both English and Spanish.

Peerless was considered a “major label” in Mexico during the 1940s and 1950s.

Peerless issued some long-playing vinyl records starting in 1951.

Peerless remained an independent label until 2001, when it merged with its subsidiary MCM (Metro Casa Musical), becoming Peerless-MCM S.A. de C.V., which was later bought by Warner Music Mexico

The PEERLESS HISTORY on Arhoolie Foundation