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.


The Nightfly (Club Edition)Donald FagenCD8
D 153687[none]
Timepieces: The Best of Eric ClaptonEric ClaptonCD11
18 Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5CD18
D 102113[none]
Cats: Selections From the Original Broadway Cast RecordingAndrew Lloyd WebberCD15
D 163269[none]
D 164288[none]
Uh‐HuhJohn Cougar MellencampCD9
Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream (BMG club edition)CreamCD12
Cats (1982 original Broadway cast, BMG club edition, complete recording)Andrew Lloyd Webber2×CD12 + 9
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
Chicago 17 (BMG music club release)ChicagoCD10
D 120763[none]
Stop Making SenseTalking HeadsCD9
D 124560[none]
AqualungJethro TullCD11
D 124705044114104421
The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume One (BMG music club release)Ella FitzgeraldCD16
D 144532042282198921
The Unforgettable Fire (BMG music club release)U2CD10
D 154515[none]
Purple RainPrince and The RevolutionCD9
D 160175[none]
TommyThe Who2×CD8 + 13
D 263684[none]
The Great Twenty‐EightChuck BerryCD28
D 264137[none]
Le quattro stagioni (BMG club edition)Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Simon Standage, Trevor PinnockCD12
Swing, Swing, Swing (BMG club edition)John Williams & The Boston Pops OrchestraCD14
High ’n’ DryDef LeppardCD12
Bon JoviBon JoviCD9
Crimes of PassionPat BenatarCD10
People Are People (re-issue)Depeche ModeCD9
Dream Street (BMG club edition)Janet JacksonCD9
Reckless (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD10
Wide Awake in AmericaU2CD4
D 102089[none]
Fables of the Reconstruction (BMG club edition)R.E.M.CD11
  • US1985-06-11
D 100165[none]
  • US1985-08-07
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]
The Wishing Chair (reissue, club edition)10,000 ManiacsCD15
D 102640075596042826
Suzanne Vega (BMG Direct)Suzanne VegaCD10
D 102703[none]
Symphonie no. 5Tschaikowsky; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von KarajanCD4
D 103126[none]
16 Greatest Hits (BMG DIrect Marketing (D113453))SteppenwolfCD16
D 113453[none]
Theatre of Pain (BMG club edition)Mötley CrüeCD10
D 123325[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) (BMG club release)J.S. Bach; John Eliot Gardiner2×CD12 + 15
D 225064[none]
From the Original Master Tapes (BMG Direct)Buddy HollyCD20
ScarecrowJohn Cougar MellencampCD12
World Wide Live (Club Edition)ScorpionsCD15
Low‐Life (BMG club release)New OrderCD8
Il Trovatore (Highlights) (Club Edition)Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Carlo Maria GiuliniCD18
Listen Like Thieves (club edition)INXSCD11
  • US1986-02-04
D 114468[none]
Lifes Rich PageantR.E.M.CD12
D 100166[none]
Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry MoonPrinceCD12
D 102040[none]
The Christmas Song (BMG club edition)Nat King ColeCD14
D 104667[none]
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
BTO’s Greatest (BMG club edition)Bachman–Turner OverdriveCD12
D 135050[none]
Apostrophe (’) / Over‐Nite SensationFrank ZappaCD16
D 143832[none]
Chicago 18 (BMG music club release)ChicagoCD11
D 153735[none]
LiveGeorge Thorogood & the DestroyersCD10
D 154652[none]
Rage for OrderQueensrÿcheCD11
D 163906[none]
A Bach Festival (BMG club edition)Johann Sebastian Bach; Empire Brass, Douglas MajorCD16
D 164211[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]
Symphony no. 9 “From the New World”Dvořák; Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von DohnányiCD4
The Best of The DoorsThe Doors2×CD11 + 8
Licensed to Ill (BMG club edition)Beastie BoysCD13
Rockin’ Little Christmas (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD12
Vintage Music Collectors Series, Volumes 1 & 2Various ArtistsCD20
ParanoidBlack SabbathCD8
  • US1987-02-17
D 104222[none]
Among the LivingAnthraxCD9
  • US1987-03-22
D 114754075679058423
Bad AnimalsHeartCD10
  • US1987-06-06
D 153552[none]
Blues & Roots (BMG club edition)Charles MingusCD6
D 106241[none]
You Can Dance (BMG club edition)MadonnaCD10
  • US1987-11-17
Christmas PresentThe Statler BrothersCD10
Violent Femmes (BMG club edition)Violent FemmesCD12
D 100147[none]
Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!Frank SinatraCD15
D 101725[none]
You and Me Both (club edition)YazooCD11
D 101829[none]
The Best of Canned HeatCanned HeatCD10
D 101882[none]
Greatest Hits (And More) (club edition)Dr. HookCD15
D 101917[none]
PornographyThe CureCD8
D 102654[none]
In Dreams: The Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Roy OrbisonCD19
D 102888[none]
Twisted Christmas (BMG club edition)Bob RiversCD11
D 108808,D 173418[none]
After the Gold RushNeil YoungCD11
D 108950[none]
Back in Black (CD made in U.S.A.)AC/DCCD10
D 113772[none]
Lyric Pieces (Club Edition)Edvard Grieg; Emil GilelsCD20
D 120496[none]
On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II (BMG Direct)Donna SummerCD16
D 124715[none]
Tell It to My Heart (BMG club edition)Taylor DayneCD10
D 124759[none]
Harris: Symphony no. 3 / Schuman: Symphony no. 3 (Club Edition)Roy Harris, William Schuman, Leonard BernsteinCD5
D 125003[none]
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory (BMG club edition)TrafficCD5
D 125170[none]
The Singles (club edition)PretendersCD16
D 133248[none]
The Best of Muddy WatersMuddy WatersCD12
D 133502[none]
Greatest Hits, Volume III: 1979–1987 (BMG music club release)Elton JohnCD12
D 134463[none]
American BeautyGrateful DeadCD10
D 134539[none]
Still Life (Talking)Pat Metheny GroupCD7
D 140079[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]