PGP-RTB

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For the successor company, see PGP-RTS.
PGP-RTB
PGP-RTB Record label logo Yugoslavia.png
Founded 1959 (1959)
Status Defunct (succeeded by PGP-RTS in 1993)
Genre Various
Country of origin Yugoslavia
Location Belgrade
Official website PGP-RTS official page

PGP-RTB (abbreviation for Serbian: Produkcija gramofonskih ploča Radio televizije Beograd) was a major state-owned record label and chain record store in the former SFR Yugoslavia, based in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia.[1]

History[edit]

PGP-RTB was established in 1959, as the music production branch of the national Radio-Television Belgrade.[2]

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, in 1993, the company changed its name to PGP-RTS (Produkcija Gramofonskih Ploča Radio-Televizije Srbije), which is the music production branch of the national Radio Television of Serbia.[1]

Artists[edit]

PGP-RTB is notable for signing numerous eminent former Yugoslav pop and rock, as well as folk acts.[3] Some of the artists that have been signed to PGP-RTB include:[1]

PGP-RTB has also released some albums by eminent classical musicians at that time, such as Milenko Stefanović and Ernest Ačkun.[1]

Like other former Yugoslav labels, PGP-RTB also had a licence to release foreign titles for the Yugoslav market including notable international popular music stars such as: Louis Armstrong, Joan Baez, Bee Gees, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bon Jovi, James Brown, James Brown, John Coltrane, Cream, Def Leppard, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Jimi Hendrix, INXS, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Elton John, Kiss, The Moody Blues, Billy Ocean, The Platters, The Police, Rainbow, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Status Quo, Rod Stewart, Sting, The Style Council, Tangerine Dream, The Who, and others.[1]

Competition[edit]

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

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