Diskoton

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Diskoton
Diskoton records Sarajevo logo.png
Founded 1974
Status Defunct since 1992
Genre Various
Country of origin Yugoslavia
Location Sarajevo

Diskoton was a major record label in SFR Yugoslavia, based in Sarajevo, Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It should not be confused with another former Yugoslav record company called Diskos.

History[edit]

Diskoton was formed in 1974.

With the outbreak of the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the company ceased to exist. The studio was completely destroyed along with all master recordings, meaning that most albums are unavailable in master quality (apart from the few that were released in the short time that Diskoton were producing CDs before its literal collapse).

Artists[edit]

Diskoton is notable for signing numerous eminent former Yugoslav pop and rock, as well as folk acts. Some of the artists that have been signed to Diskoton, include:

Like other former Yugoslav labels, Diskoton also had a licence to release foreign titles for the Yugoslav market including notable international popular music stars such as: The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Gonzalez, Roy Harper, John Holt, Diana Ross, Tavares, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and others.

Competition[edit]

Other major labels in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were: PGP-RTB and Jugodisk from Belgrade; Jugoton and Suzy from Zagreb; ZKP RTLJ from Ljubljana, and others.

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