Playground Music Scandinavia

Playground Music Scandinavia AB (PGM) is Scandinavias biggest independent record company and distributor founded in 1999. The company operates in Scandinavia with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and with local distribution partners in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland. Owner of the company since 2010 is Jonas Sjöström. As a record company Playground Music does not focus on a specific genre but different genres of rock and pop has been prominent in the company catalogue. Playground Music also represent several international independent labels in Scandinavia such as Beggars Banquet, 4AD, Domino, Matador, XL Recordings, Mute, Cooking Vinyl, Secretly Canadian, City Slang, Ninja Tune, Ignition and Epitaph.

Playground Music Scandinavia AB
Country of originSweden
LocationDenmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden


Playground Music Scandinavia was founded in 1999 after Jonas Sjöström and several colleagues left the record company MNW in protest of their new owners. From the start Playground Music set up offices in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Of the company's first direct signings The Rasmus managed to launch a successful international career with the release of their album Dead Letters (2003). The same year the company acquired Ace of Base's complete musical catalogue with the acquisition of the Danish record label Mega Records. In 2006 the company bought the Swedish label Diesel Music acquiring the catalogue of such artists as Lisa Nilsson, Koop, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Mauro Scocco and Titiyo. In 2010 the main shareholder of the company, Edel Music Germany sold their share of the company to Jonas Sjöström, thereby making him the sole owner of Playground Music Scandinavia.[1]

Selected artistsEdit

Artists currently signed to Playground Music include:

Examples of artists distributed by Playground Music:


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