1911 - 1959
Fonit was an Italian label, active between 1911 and 1957, then merged with Cetra to Fonit Cetra.
Fonit was established in Milan (IT) in 1911 on the initiative of Mario Trevisan.
The name is an acronym for FONodisco Italian Trevisan.
Very fast Fonit became one of the leading companies in the Italian record market.
In the 50s Fonit it continues to have a prominent position in the market, thanks to artists like Natalino Otto, Peter Van Wood and Domenico Modugno.
At the 16th December 1957 the record labels Cetra and Fonit decided to merge into a new company called Fonit Cetra; Fonit brand continues to exist within the new company.