A Jazz spot with Jazzy

Jazz In The GDR

AMIGA Recored Label     By Jazzy Berlin


A Record Monopoly 

Ernst Busch was a lucky guy. At 1947 he got a license for a record label in East Germany called AMIGA.

*It was the Soviet Military Administration who gave him the permission.

Ernst Busch - The Music Boss In The GDR

* Ernst Busch started as a german singer and an actor in the 1920's Berlin cabaret scene.

From Pop Music To Jazz

*The label AMIGA was releasing different music record genres: Rock Music, Pop Music, Folk and as a Jazz with his sub label AMIGA Jazz. The label was releasing close to one jazz album in a month.

Jazz Controlled By The GDR 

*Because of political reasons some records were never officially published.

*At that time AMIGA was the main channel for Jazz music in the German Democratic Republic, (GDR). 

The End?

*Since 1994 AMIGA is a part of Bertelsmann Music Group, (BMG), the world's third largest music publisher.