ZYX Music

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ZYX Music
Founded1971; 50 years ago (1971)
FounderBernhard Mikulski
Country of originGermany
Official websitewww.zyx.de

ZYX Music GmbH & Co. KG is a German record label that was founded in 1971 by Bernhard Mikulski.[1] It is one of the most successful German record labels of the 1980s and 1990s. Until 1992, the label's name was Pop-Import Bernhard Mikulski. The label specialized in disco, early house music and 1990s techno.[2] Founder Bernhard Mikulski is credited with coining the term "Italo disco" in the 1980s.[3][4] After the death of Bernhard, his wife Christa Mikulski took over in 1997.

ZYX Music is headquartered in Merenberg, Germany and has offices in the US and several European countries.[1] ZYX releases records in a number of different genres, including techno, hip hop, funk, rock and pop. Noteworthy is that ZYX nowadays holds many rights from some German Krautrock labels like Ohr, Pilz and Kosmische Kuriere, and is also responsible for reissuing many albums from the free jazz/avant-garde label ESP-Disk. Formerly, it held the manufacturing license for Fantasy Records in Europe, an arrangement which ceased at the end of 2005.

Under the imprint Zyx Classic, ZYX has also reissued on CD some important recordings of classical music, including a Beethoven edition.

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  1. ^ a b "Company". Zyxmusic.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  2. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 376. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  3. ^ McDonnell, John (1 September 2008). "Scene and heard: Italo-disco | Music | guardian.co.uk". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  4. ^ "2011: WHAT IS ITALO DISCO??". Thesocialseattle.com. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2012.

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