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GRGDN functions as an independent record label but they also work in cooperation with Sony Music Turkey
GRGDN is a Turkish music production and artist management company as well as a record label based in Istanbul. The name of the company originates from the Turkish word gergedan which means rhinoceros.
It was founded in 2003 by OIART-graduated producer Haluk Kurosman and Hadi Elazzi, who had previously worked for such companies like Sire Records (Warner Music) or Sony Music Turkey. The company has its own recording studio in Ulus, Istanbul and does the management of several renowned Turkish artists.
In 2011 Haluk Kurosman parted ways with GRGDN to become a freelance producer.
GRGDN released the first album of Turkish rock band Gripin as an independent record label. Together with Sony BMG they released several other albums. The studio recordings usually take place at the company's own studio, supervised by Haluk Kurosman. The full list of albums published or co-published by GRGDN is as follows:
|2004 April||Gripin / Hikayeler Anlatıldı||Published independently|
|2004 December||maNga / maNga||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2005 May||Gripin / Hikayeler Anlatildi 2||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2005 December||Vega / Hafif Müzik||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2006 July||maNga/ maNga+||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2006 October||Emre Aydın/ Afili Yalnızlık||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2007 March||Gripin / Gripin||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
|2009 April||maNga / Şehr-i Hüzün||Published in cooperation with Sony BMG|
The company undertook the management of several successful artists. Among others they manage maNga, who have received gold status for their album sales in Turkey and Emre Aydın, who has won several prestigious awards this year as "Best Newcomer".
The full list of GRGDN-managed artists is as follows: