GRGDN is a Turkish music production and artist management company as well as a record label based in Istanbul. The name of the company originates from the Turkish word gergedan which means rhinoceros.

GRGDN Müzik Prodüksiyon Organizasyon ve Menajerlik San. Tic. Ltd. Şti
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GRGDN functions as an independent record label but they also work in cooperation with Sony Music Turkey

It was founded in 2003 by OIART-graduated producer Haluk Kurosman and Hadi Elazzi, who had previously worked for such companies like Sire Records (Warner Music) or Sony Music Turkey. The company has its own recording studio in Ulus, Istanbul and does the management of several renowned Turkish artists.

In 2011 Haluk Kurosman parted ways with GRGDN to become a freelance producer.[1]

Record labelEdit

GRGDN released the first album of Turkish rock band Gripin as an independent record label.[2] Together with Sony BMG they released several other albums. The studio recordings usually take place at the company's own studio, supervised by Haluk Kurosman. The full list of albums published or co-published by GRGDN is as follows:

Yağmur Sarıgül guitarist and Hadi Elazzi (sitting in the middle from left to right) and Cem Bahtiyar bass player (standing on the right) in the Parliament of Hungary, August 2006.
Date Artist/Title Note
2004 April Gripin / Hikayeler Anlatıldı Published independently
2004 December maNga / maNga Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2005 May Gripin / Hikayeler Anlatıldı 2 Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2005 December Vega / Hafif Müzik Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2006 July maNga/ maNga+ Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2006 October Emre Aydın/ Afili Yalnızlık Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2007 March Gripin / Gripin Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2009 April maNga / Şehr-i Hüzün Published in cooperation with Sony BMG
2020 May Koray Candemir / İhtimaller Published in cooperation with The state51 Conspiracy

Artist managementEdit

The company undertook the management of several successful artists. Among others they manage maNga, who have received gold status for their album sales in Turkey[3] and Emre Aydın, who has won several prestigious awards this year as "Best Newcomer".[4][5]

The full list of GRGDN-managed artists is as follows:


  1. ^ Haluk Kurosman official website
  2. ^ "Sony BMG: Gripin". Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  3. ^ "Gold-receiving Turkish artists 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  4. ^ Powertürk Awards: Best Newcomer (En iyi çıkış yapan sanatçı)
  5. ^ Future Magazin's Music Awards
  6. ^ "Emre Aydın, Yeni Albümüyle Geliyor". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-26.

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