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Balkanton

BACKGROUND

Information: Balkanton was the monopolistic, state–owned recording company for Bulgaria from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, privatized after that.


ORGANIZATION

Listings are by long play (LP) record numbers (then cassettes, then compact disks (CDs), and then 45 rpm phonograph records), which seem also to provide an approximate chronological listing. The numbering system changed over time:

First came 4–digit numbers,
then a 3–letter code designating the type of recording followed by a 3–, 4–, and then 5–digit number.

Following privatization, Balkanton became the Balkanton Trading Company and used a BTThL prefix followed by a 4–digit number.
Cassettes used a 4–letter type code followed by a 4–digit number.
Compact Discs used a 3–letter prefix followed by a 6–digit suffix.


BALKANTON PHONOGRAPH RECORDS


BALKANTON TRADING COMPANY


BALKANTON CASSETTES


BALKANTON COMPACT DISKS


BALKANTON 45 RPM RECORDS


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