Outhere Music is a Belgian classical music and jazz publisher, directed by Charles Adriaenssen, which owns several formerly independent labels, many of them boutique early music specialists:[1]

  • Fuga Libera, a Belgian label founded in 2004 under the direction of Michel Stockhem, and which became the basis of Outhere group.
  • Æon, a French specialist in contemporary music founded in 2000 and formerly directed by Damien Pousset, with some medieval releases.[2]
  • Alpha, a French early music label founded in 1999 by Jean-Paul Combet, noted for its cover artwork chosen by and commented on by Denis Grenier.
  • Ramée, a German early music label founded by Rainer Arndt in 2004.
  • Ricercar, a Belgian early music label founded by musician Jérôme Léjeune in the 1980s, along with the Ricercar Consort.
  • Zig-Zag Territoires, a French early music label founded in 1998 by Sylvie Brély and Franck Jaffrès.
  • Outnote, a new jazz label set up in 2010 by Outhere and directed by Jean-Jacques Pussiau, formerly founder of Owl Records (now owned by Universal)
  • Phi, the label of Philippe Herreweghe, founded 2011
  • Arcana, the label founded by the late Michel Bernstein
  • HatHut, a reputed Swiss label founded by Werner X. Uehlinger specializing in jazz and contemporary music
Outhere Music
Formation2004 (18 years ago) (2004)
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium

In September 2021 Outhere acquires Channel Classics.[3] In November 2021 the Company acquired the british ICA Classics Limited.[4]


  1. ^ Qobuz news (French)[permanent dead link] "Dans un communiqué publié ce jour, la société Outhere, qui possède déjà les labels Æon, Alpha, Fuga Libera, Outnote, Ramée et Ricercar annonce avoir acquis le label français Zig-Zag Territoires, fondé par Sylvie Brély et Franck Jaffrès."
  2. ^ Renaud Machart's article Les petits labels aiguillonnent le marché classique 2003
  3. ^ "Outhere acquires Channel Classics Records". 2021-09-15. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  4. ^ "Outhere Music acquires ICA Classics and diversifies into the world of archive recordings". 2021-11-08. Retrieved 2021-11-12.

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