- Richard Evidon
German record company.
The company's origins are bound up in those of the recording medium itself. In June 1898, Deutsche Grammophon GmbH [DG] was formed in Hanover, with the first factory devoted solely to manufacturing gramophone records. Its directors were Emile Berliner – inventor of the record (called a ‘plate’) and the record-playing ‘gramophone’, patented in ...