BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)

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BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (also credited as BMG Direct Marketing) was BMG's US company that owned the BMG Music Service record club.
If the release text states BMG Direct, please use that label instead.

Not a ‘true’ label, but treated as one in MB, for now. When you spot BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. on a release please:

  • Add BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. as label with the D###### code as the catalogue number
  • Add other visible labels with their respective catalogue numbers
  • Add ‘BMG club edition’ to the disambiguation
  • If you see Mfd. for BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., add the manufactured for release-label relationship

BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. was the US company that owned the BMG Music Service record club, and by extension, BMG Direct.
The company was formed in 1988, when Bertelsmann Music Group acquired RCA, owner of the RCA Music Service record club. The record club was then renamed BMG Music Service. BMG Music Service acquired Columbia House in June 2005. BMG Music Service ceased operations on June 30, 2009.

Catalog numbers of the original label appear on BMG Direct/BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. pressings as normal.
For legacy releases: If, on a release, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. is credited as a label, instead add the release's actual label(s) and catalog number(s) as the label credit, and format BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.'s using the manufactured by release-label relationship, or whatever relationship is applicable.

Annotation last modified on 2021-08-05 07:56 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
18 Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5CD18
123865D[none]
Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream (BMG club edition)CreamCD12
D100468[none]
Boston (DIDP 020006)BostonCD8
D105231[none]
Uh‐HuhJohn Cougar MellencampCD9
D-144117[none]
Cuts Like a KnifeBryan AdamsCD10
D 153889[none]
Cats: Selections From the Original Broadway Cast RecordingAndrew Lloyd WebberCD15
D 163269[none]
Cats (1982 original Broadway cast, BMG club edition, complete recording)Andrew Lloyd Webber2×CD12 + 9
D200021[none]
Look Sharp!Joe JacksonCD11
D 125192075021318724
Aja (club edition, BMG Direct)Steely DanCD7
D 100409[none]
The Best of Blondie (BMG Direct release)BlondieCD12
D 101245094632133724
Crimes of PassionPat BenatarCD10
D101775[none]
People Are People (re-issue)Depeche ModeCD9
D101912075992512428
All the RageGeneral PublicCD10
D 102666[none]
Dream Street (BMG club edition)Janet JacksonCD9
D106121
Le quattro stagioni (BMG club edition)Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Simon Standage, Trevor PinnockCD12
D-115356[none]
Swing, Swing, Swing (BMG club edition)John Williams & The Boston Pops OrchestraCD14
D-115540[none]
Chicago 17 (BMG music club release)ChicagoCD10
D 120763[none]
Stop Making SenseTalking HeadsCD9
D 124560[none]
AqualungJethro TullCD11
D 124705044114104421
High ’n’ DryDef LeppardCD12
D-143601[none]
The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume One (BMG music club release)Ella FitzgeraldCD16
D 144532042282198921
Reckless (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD10
D151540[none]
The Unforgettable Fire (BMG music club release)U2CD10
D 154515[none]
Bon JoviBon JoviCD9
D-160137[none]
Purple RainPrince and The RevolutionCD9
D 160175[none]
TommyThe Who2×CD8 + 13
D 263684[none]
The Great Twenty‐EightChuck BerryCD28
D 264137[none]
Wide Awake in AmericaU2CD4
D 102089[none]
Fables of the Reconstruction (BMG club edition)R.E.M.CD11
  • US1985-06-11
D 100165[none]
HeartHeartCD10
  • US1985-08-07
D144276[none]
The Cars Greatest Hits (BMG club release)The CarsCD13
  • US1985-10-01
D 153702[none]
Done With MirrorsAerosmithCD9
  • US1985-11-09
D 153409[none]
The Power StationThe Power StationCD8
D 102254[none]
Low‐Life (BMG club release)New OrderCD8
D102681[none]
Suzanne Vega (BMG Direct)Suzanne VegaCD10
D 102703[none]
Symphonie no. 5Tschaikowsky; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von KarajanCD4
D 103126[none]
Il Trovatore (Highlights) (Club Edition)Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Carlo Maria GiuliniCD18
D106517[none]
16 Greatest Hits (There is a barcode that is not humanly readable.)SteppenwolfCD16
D 113453[none]
From the Original Master Tapes (BMG Direct)Buddy HollyCD20
D-120069[none]
ScarecrowJohn Cougar MellencampCD12
D-144512[none]
A Decade of Steely Dan (club edition)Steely DanCD14
D 154135[none]
Whitney Houston (BMG music club release)Whitney HoustonCD10
D 154381[none]
Original MastersJethro TullCD12
D 163846044114151524
Afterburner (BMG Direct)ZZ TopCD10
D 164042[none]
Mass in B minor (Messe in H-moll / messe en si mineur)J.S. Bach; John Eliot Gardiner2×CD12 + 15
D 225064[none]
World Wide LiveScorpionsCD15
D-260083042282434425
Lifes Rich PageantR.E.M.CD12
D 100166[none]
Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry MoonPrinceCD12
D 102040[none]
Licensed to Ill (BMG club edition)Beastie BoysCD13
D102493731452735126
The Christmas Song (BMG club edition)Nat King ColeCD14
D 104667[none]
Symphony no. 9 “From the New World”Dvořák; Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von DohnányiCD4
D-115065
Merry Christmas (A Motown Compact Classic - Music That Makes Memories)Diana Ross & The SupremesCD12
D 120267[none]
Control (BMG cub edition)Janet JacksonCD9
D 134526
Apostrophe (’) / Over‐Nite SensationFrank ZappaCD16
D 143832[none]
Chicago 18 (BMG music club release)ChicagoCD11
D 153735[none]
Rockin’ Little Christmas (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD12
D154275[none]
Vintage Music Collectors Series, Volumes 1 & 2Various ArtistsCD20
D154487[none]
LiveGeorge Thorogood & the DestroyersCD10
D 154652[none]
Rage for OrderQueensrÿcheCD11
D 163906[none]
Alice Cooper’s Greatest HitsAlice CooperCD12
D 170296[none]
Graceland (BMG club release)Paul SimonCD11
D 172315[none]
16 of Their Greatest Hits (club edition)The Mamas & the PapasCD16
D 180183[none]
Il trovatore (BMG club edition)Giuseppe Verdi; Herbert von Karajan, Leontyne Price, Franco Bonisolli, Piero Cappuccilli, Elena Obraztsova, Ruggero Raimondi, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker2×CD29 + 23
D 202607[none]
Come Dancing With The Kinks: The Best of The Kinks 1977–1986The KinksCD16
D 260077[none]
The Best of The DoorsThe Doors2×CD11 + 8
D-270407075596034524
ParanoidBlack SabbathCD8
  • US1987-02-17
D 104222[none]
Among the LivingAnthraxCD9
  • US1987-03-22
D 114754075679058423
Bad AnimalsHeartCD10
  • US1987-06-06
D 153552[none]
You Can Dance (BMG club edition)MadonnaCD10
  • US1987-11-17
D134536[none]
Violent Femmes (BMG club edition)Violent FemmesCD12
D 100147[none]
Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!Frank SinatraCD15
D 101725[none]
The Best of Canned HeatCanned HeatCD10
D 101882[none]
PornographyThe CureCD8
D 102654[none]
Power, Corruption & Lies (BMG club release)New OrderCD10
D102682[none]
Whoever’s in New England (BMG club edition)Reba McEntireCD10
D102866[none]
In Dreams: The Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Roy OrbisonCD19
D 102888[none]
Classics Volume 9 (Club Edition)SupertrampCD14
D-104891[none]
Saxophone Colossus (BMG Direct record club release)Sonny RollinsCD5
D106244
Twisted Christmas (BMG club edition)Bob RiversCD11
D 108808,D 173418[none]
After the Gold RushNeil YoungCD11
D 108950[none]
The Genius of the Electric GuitarCharlie ChristianCD16
D110946
Back in BlackAC/DCCD10
D 113772[none]
Classics, Volume 15StyxCD14
D-114822[none]
The Planets (BMG club release)Gustav Holst; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles DutoitCD7
D-115448[none]
Lyric Pieces (Club Edition)Edvard Grieg; Emil GilelsCD20
D 120496[none]
InfidelsBob DylanCD8
D122582
On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II (BMG Direct)Donna SummerCD16
D 124715[none]
Harris: Symphony no. 3 / Schuman: Symphony no. 3 (Club Edition)Roy Harris, William Schuman, Leonard BernsteinCD5
D 125003[none]
Pieces of EightStyxCD10
D125244[none]
The Best of Muddy WatersMuddy WatersCD12
D 133502[none]
Characters (Club Edition)Stevie WonderCD12
D-133966[none]
Greatest Hits, Volume III: 1979–1987 (BMG music club release)Elton JohnCD12
D 134463[none]
American BeautyGrateful DeadCD10
D 134539[none]
Whitney (BMG music club release)Whitney HoustonCD11
D 1528540208313561254
The Joshua Tree (BMG club edition)U2CD11
D 153501[none]
Kick (Club Edition)INXSCD12
D 153606[none]
Vital Idol (BMG club edition)Billy IdolCD8
D 154038[none]
Coming Around AgainCarly SimonCD11
D 154287[none]
Solitude StandingSuzanne VegaCD11
D 160163[none]
The Segovia Collection, Vol. 2: Ponce, Rodrigo, TorrobaAndrés SegoviaCD15
D 163579[none]