SPV GmbH

SPV GmbH (short for Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH, "Vinyl Production and Distribution Company") is a German independent record label. Founded on 1 January 1984, it has slowly grown to be one of the largest independent distributors and record labels worldwide.[1]

SPV GmbH
Parent companyNapalm Records
Founded1 January 1984
FounderManfred Schütz
Distributor(s)SPV (Germany)
(1984–present)
Plastic Head Distribution (UK)
ADA/MVD/eOne (North America)
Season of Mist/Modulor (France)
Suburban Records (Benelux)
Musikvertrieb AG (Switzerland)
Hoanzl (Austria)
Border Music (Nordics)
PIAS (Spain)
Audioglobe (Italy)
Compact (Portugal)
Mystic (Eastern Europe)
Soyuz Music (Russia)
H-Music (Hungary)
MGM Distribution (Australia)
Diskunion (Japan)
The Orchard (Digital Distribution Worldwide)
GenreHeavy metal
Country of originGermany
LocationHanover
Official websitewww.facebook.com/spventertainment

It has several sub-labels that it produces and distributes, including the labels Steamhammer (heavy metal, hard rock), Long Branch Records (alternative, indie, progressive rock, progressive metal, metalcore), Oblivion (darkwave, gothic), SPV Recordings (pop, rock) and Cash Machine Records (hip hop).

In November 2020, SPV was acquired by Napalm Records.[2]


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