MusicMasters Records

MusicMasters was a record label based in Ocean, New Jersey.

Parent companyMusical Heritage Society
Founded1981 (1981)
FounderAlbert Nissim
Jeffrey Nissim
Robert Nissim
Defunct1999 (1999)
Country of originU.S.
LocationOcean, New Jersey


MusicMasters was founded in the late 1970s by Albert Nissim and his sons Robert and Jeffrey, who owned the Musical Heritage Society, which had previously only licensed European recordings to sell via mail-order.[1]

MusicMasters produced recordings from 1981 until 1999, which were sold by mail-order and retail by the Music Heritage Society.[citation needed]

Initially, MusicMasters produced classical records, but began releasing jazz in 1985, when they obtained the rights to previously unreleased Yale University Library recordings by Benny Goodman.[2]

In 2008, arrangements were made to make MusicMasters recordings available via the Orchard, a global distributor of digital audio and video.[3]


John Browning won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Performance for a MusicMasters recording of Samuel Barber's solo piano music. Benny Carter won two individual Grammy Awards for MusicMasters recordings.[3]


This section contains a partial list of artists who have released recordings on the MusicMasters label.[4]

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  1. ^ Kozinn, Allan (12 April 1981). "Variety Marks a New Recording Label". New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Memory Lane: my stint as Publicity Manager for MusicMasters Records & working with some of jazz's biggest legends". Tirami_Su. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Musical Heritage Society's MusicMasters Label Brings Unearthed "Satchmo" Recordings to the Orchard with New Digital Deal". Business Wire. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. ^ "MusicMasters - CDs and Vinyl". Discogs. Retrieved 24 May 2017.