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