[b]Please note, many Odeon issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Odeon was part of the EMI Group.[/b]
[B]For [U]unofficial[/U] releases which use the Odeon-logo and/or claim to be an Odeon-release please use this label: [L=Odeon (2)] ![/B]
For Peruvian Salsa and Cumbia Label Use [l=Odeon Del Peru]
Odeon was a record label founded by Max Strauss and Heinrich Zunz in Berlin, Germany. It was named after a famous theatre in Paris, whose classical dome appears on the Odeon record label.
It became a subsidiary of the Carl Lindstrom Company which also owned [l=Beka], [l=Parlophone] and Fonotipia. Lindstrom was acquired by the english "Columbia Graphophone Company" in 1926. In 1931 Columbia merged with [l=Electrola], HMV and other labels to form [l=EMI Records]. In 1936 the director of the Odeon branch was forced to retire and replaced by Dr Kepler, a Nazi party member. In 1939 Odeon and Electrola were placed under a Nazi-appointed administrator. When the Soviet army occupied Berlin in 1945 it destroyed most of the Odeon factory. After 1945 Odeon continued to be used as a label for EMI pressings made for West Africa. In Spain ( [l=EMI-Odeon, S.A.] ), Argentina, India, Brazil, France and elsewhere. The label was written as Odéon on some French releases.
Labelcode: LC 0287