Arto Records

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Arto Records
Founded 1920
Status Defunct
Country of origin U.S.
Location Manhattan, New York City

Arto Records was a short lived record label based in the United States of America, operating from 1920 to 1923.

Arto Records was owned by the Arto Company of Orange, New Jersey which in turn was owned by the Standard Music Roll Company, a business which made player piano rolls. They went into the gramophone record business in summer of 1920. Their recording studio was located in Manhattan, New York City.

Arto issued a Black Label series of popular music, numbered 9xxx, including such artists as the California Ramblers, Lucille Hegamin, the Original Memphis Five and Vernon Dalhart. The label also issued a Red Label series of classical and ethnic music, numbered 3xxxx, that included the Peerless Quartet and Fred Van Eps.[1]

Arto Records pressed masters for other record companies, including Nordskog Records and Arto's sister company Bell Records. The label also licensed masters from other companies, particularly for release on the Red Label series.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Arto Discography". The Mainspring Online Discography Project. Mainspring Press. November 18, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • American Record Label Book, Brian Rust, Da Capo, 1984.

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