User:Kerensky97/Catalog Code

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  • Attention.png This page no more has a reason to exist. Please use the LabelAnnotation now to store such information. All existing data here should now be migrated to the database. This is a CandidateForDeletion, and should be a DeletedPage as soon as all data is gone. -- dmppanda 19:47, 02 April 2007 (UTC)

Catalog Codes

Purpose

Remember that just because the catalog number is the same format does not mean that this is the definite label, this is merely guide to help you find further proof on the internet or other sources. Labels may also use more than format, feel free to add more than one example. Different countries of release may have different formats so be sure for example to separate Sony USA from Sony Japan if you can. This isn't the place to debate which label is a distributor of which, just link the catalog number to the name that commonly shows up next to the number on the spine of the album (it's frequently the distributor rather than the holding company).

The list

  1. = Number Wild-Card, @ = Letter Wild-Card
Label Catalog# Format Example Homepage notes
Atlantic A2-##### A2-19127 Homepage
avex trax AVCD-##### AVCD-16093 Homepage
avex trax AVCT-#####-# AVCT-10144-5 Homepage
Capitol CDP ###### CDP 553375 Homepage
Capricorn ### ### ###-# 314538 114-2 ???
Columbia CK ##### CK 62132 Homepage
Def Jam ### ### ###-# 314 527 351-2 Homepage
Epic E2K ##### E2K 89056 Homepage
Epic EK ##### EK 47978 Homepage
Epitaph 86###-# 86510-2 Homepage
Fat Wreck Chords FAT ###-# FAT 571-2 Homepage
hachama HKCN-##### HKCN-50040 Homepage
hachama HKBN-##### HKBN-50074 Homepage Usually DVD releases
Hellcat #####-# 80407-2 Homepage
Hopeless Records HR###-# HR684-2 Homepage
Motorod CTCR-##### CTCR-18002 ??? Possible sub group under avex
Noise NOI #####-# NOI 74142-2 Homepage
PICCOLO TOWN PKCP-#### PKCP-5074 Homepage
PICCOLO TOWN PKBP-#### PKBP-5058 Homepage Usually DVD releases
Reprise # #####-# 9 47032-2 Homepage
Roadrunner ### ### ###-# 168 618 034-2 Homepage
Sanctuary #####-#####-# 82310-74084-2 Homepage
Sony Music Japan SRCL-#### SRCL-6101 Homepage
Toxhiba EMI TOCT##### TOCT24151 Homepage
zetima EPCE-#### EPCE-5408 Homepage
zetima EPBE-#### EPBE-5199 Homepage Usually DVD releases

If this page ever gets too big it may need to be alphabetized

Related projects

  • For information about jazz centric labels, check the Jazz Labels project.

Discussion

Similarly, there is also the Jazz/Labels project on the wiki that has some information about (jazz oriented) labels. IMO, all data here should be migrated into the database whenever we got labels live: homesites should be linked to using ARs, and catalogs schemes should go to annotations. -- dmppanda 09:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I setup this page for my own use rather than official site use (although others are welcome to use and add to it). The purpose it to have an easy way to check what a label is if we only have their catalog number. That ability can't be reproduced through the label annotations, although links from here to the labels would be very helpful now. Until we have a catalog method of search this page it still useful to me. - Editor:Kerensky97