Baby Records (Italy)

Baby Records is an Italian record label which was founded in 1974 by Freddy Naggiar.[1]

Baby Records
Founded1974
FounderFrederick Naggiar
Distributor(s)self-distributed
Genrevarious
Country of originItaly

History

It was initially located at Piazza della Repubblica in Milan, then later moved to via Timavo. Since its inception, Freddy Naggiar signing a distribution contract with Yep and in 1975 the company got its first hit with "Tornerò" of Santo California.

Success

Baby Records is the home of Den Harrow, Gazebo, Albert One, La Bionda, Pino Presti, K.I.D., Spargo, DD Sound, Kimera,[2] Rondò Veneziano, Santo California, Al Bano e Romina Power, Ricchi e Poveri, Dario Farina, and many many others. Aside from producing Italo disco & Electropop, it also produced Rosanna Fratello, children's songs of Romina Power and of I Cavalieri del Re & the instrumental music of Stephen Schlaks and Rondò Veneziano.

In 1980, Baby Records released Mixage, a compilation of dance music, launching the compilation album concept in Italy. In 1983, it released Bimbomix, a compilation album targeted to younger audiences. In 1987, it also published Le Orme's "Dimmi che cos'è".

Later years

By the end of the decade, the company ventured into international co-productions and television productions. The Music is still one of the components that characterize the company and, with Down Low's Once Upon a Time and Rappers Against The Racism's Only You reached a new peak in the charts. In 1994 it changed its name to Baby Records International. As the company continued to seek success, it expanded their operations to other areas, such as Germany, England & USA, where, working with different brands, it still continues its activities.

References

  1. Mario De Luigi. "Baby Records". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990. pp. 75-6.
  2. Kimera (3) & The Operaiders at Discogs
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