Factory Records: The Factory Records Catalogue

The Factory Records Catalogue Project

This is the ongoing project to develop the Master Discography of Factory Records including Factory Communications Limited and all its subsidiary labels: Factory Too, Factory Once, F4 Records, Factory Benelux, Factory US, Of Factory New York (OFNY), Factory America, Factory Australasia and IKON/FCL.

Work is substantially completed on all entries but new details tend to emerge as time rolls on and so it is very much still a live project.

Many thanks to Steven Hankinson without whom this project would not have seen the light of day.

This new version of the site is in development since December 2014 and features a new stripped back design.

See also: About

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Factory Records imprints
Factory Communications Limited

The classic "Factory Records" label founded in 1978, the company name of which was Factory Communications Limited with five founding directors. Wound up in November 1992.

Factory Too

Resurrection of the Factory name shortly after the demise of the original company but, at least initially, under the wing of London Records. Subsequently became entirely independent following the founding of Factory Records Limited by TONY WILSON. Ceased output in 1998.

Factory Once

Sub-division of Factory Too which specialised in re-releases of classic period Factory Releases, focusing on the core output of The Durutti Column and compilations.

F4 Records

The fourth iteration of the Factory name (due to company naming shenanigans surrounding Factory Too) which was originally going to be called Red Cellars. Limited output from 2004 to 2005.

Factory Benelux

European (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) offshoot of Factory, operated by Les Disques du Crépuscule.

Factory US

Largest American sub-section of Factory Records which consistently put out releases during the Eighties.

Of Factory New York

New York operations of Factory Records.

Factory America

Short-lived American variant of the Factory label which featured New York band Ike Yard.

Factory Australasia

Official Australasian licensee of the Factory Records international empire by way of a liaison with Australia's GAP Records (Gardiner and Penhallow).

Ikon/FCL

The video wing of Factory Records which featured releases by Factory artists and others.

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APPENDIX
Robs Records

Dance-tinged label set up by JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER manager ROB GRETTON.

Factory Records Shareholders Analysis
FAC 10+4 poster - silver
FAC 121 From Factory poster
FAC 115 Stationery detail
FAC 127 Kalima detail
FAC 103 Thieves Like Us - New Order
Factory Records Shareholders Analysis
FAC 10+4 poster - silver
FAC 121 From Factory poster
FAC 115 Stationery detail
FAC 127 Kalima detail
FAC 103 Thieves Like Us - New Order