1st January 1990

Supraphon streamlined

Until 1990, Supraphon pursued publishing, editing, production and sale of gramophone records, sheet music, videos and books about music. Over the following decade, the music industry giant’s activities were considerably diminished. By a decree issued by the Ministry of Culture, the publication of books and music scores was detached within the state enterprise and was given the name Editio Supraphon. The production of records in the Loděnice plant was separated, as was the network of record shops. Lyra Pragensis was disaffiliated, and BVA, an independent company producing classical music videos, ensued.