Label Code: LC 0305 / LC 00305
The 7 digits numerical catalogue numbers were introduced in April 1970. Any item with such a number is after that date.
The Philips label was created in 1950 by the [l=Philips Phonografische Industrie] N.V. (PPI), subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Electronics company.
The label was distributed globally by Philips' local subsidiaries or licensees. In the US the label was introduced by Mercury Record Corporation in 1962.
In 1972, Philips became a [l=Polygram] label. Following a reorganisation in the early 1980s, Polygram's classical music labels, including Philips, became part of the new [l=Philips Classics Productions] division. From then on, Philips was mainly a classical music label and most of their releases used the [l=Philips Classics] banner.
In France, the Philips label continued to be used for pop releases well into the 1990s.
In 1999, after Seagram's acquisition of Polygram, Philips became part of the Decca Music Group in London. Since 2010, Decca Music Group no longer uses the Philips brand as classical music label.
PLEASE NOTE - For Releases on Sam Phillips' Sun Records Subsidary, please use [l=Phillips International].