Orfeon Records

Our History
Orfeon Records

Welcome to Discos Orfeón, an icon in the Mexican music scene since 1958. We pride ourselves on being more than just a record company; we are a beacon of creativity, a guardian of Mexico's musical identity, and a home for artists of all genres and generations.

Since our beginnings in Mexico City, we have been committed to promoting and preserving the rich musical diversity of our country. In a constantly evolving world, we have witnessed radical changes in the music industry, from the days of vinyl to today's digital era. However, throughout all these transformations, we have remained steadfast in our core values: passion for music, respect for our artists, and an unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity.

One of the most exciting moments in our history was during the 1950s and 60s when we became pioneers in introducing rock to Mexico. It was a period of great effervescence and creativity that forever changed the country's musical landscape and established us as an innovative force in the industry.

But our story goes far beyond commercial successes. We have witnessed and participated in historical moments in the lives of Mexicans, from songs that celebrate love and joy to those that reflect struggle and hope in difficult times. Our recordings have been the soundtrack to countless moments in the lives of our people, and we are proud to know that we have left an indelible mark on Mexico's history.

Discos Orfeón Sub-labels

Montilla Records
Montilla Records

Montilla Records was a prominent record label known for its extensive catalog of Latin American music, particularly in the genres of traditional Latin, bolero, and mariachi. It played a significant role in the dissemination of Latin American music internationally, capturing a wide range of artists and styles. Montilla Records became part of Discos Orfeón in 1968, expanding Orfeón's influence and repertoire in the Latin music market.


Discos GAS
Discos GAS

Discos GAS was a recognized label that focused primarily on regional Mexican music, including genres such as norteño, banda, and ranchera. It contributed significantly to the popularity of these genres throughout Mexico and the United States. Discos GAS joined the Discos Orfeón family in 1970, further consolidating Orfeón's dominance in the regional Mexican music scene.


Music Hall
Music Hall

Music Hall was an influential label known for its diverse catalog that spanned various genres, including pop, rock, and folk. It was particularly notable for promoting local talent and bringing international music trends to the Latin American audience. Music Hall was integrated into Discos Orfeón in 1972, expanding Orfeón's reach and diversity of musical offerings.


DIMSA
DIMSA (Discos Mexicanos S.A.)

DIMSA was a significant player in the Latin music industry, focusing on a wide range of genres from bolero to pop and traditional Mexican music. DIMSA's extensive catalog and influence made it a valuable addition to Orfeón. DIMSA became part of Discos Orfeón in 1965, marking one of Orfeón's first expansions into a broader spectrum of musical genres.


Discos Cronos
Discos Cronos

Discos Cronos, based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, was known for its diverse catalog that included rock, electronic, hip hop, and traditional Mexican music. The label contributed to the cultural richness of the Mexican music scene. Discos Cronos joined the Discos Orfeón family in the late 1970s, adding to Orfeón's eclectic mix of genres and artists.


Discos Virrey
Discos Virrey

Discos Virrey was another influential label known for its catalog that spanned various Latin music genres. It was known for producing and distributing a wide range of music that catered to the tastes of the Latin American audience. Discos Virrey became part of Discos Orfeón around the same time as other notable acquisitions, further diversifying Orfeón's portfolio and enhancing its market presence.



Today, we remain committed to our mission of discovering and promoting new talent, while also honoring our legacy by preserving and remastering our classic recordings for future generations. Our catalog spans all genres and styles, from regional music to pop, rock, and beyond, reflecting the diversity and cultural richness of our country.

In summary, at Discos Orfeón we are proud of our history, but we also look to the future with enthusiasm and optimism. We continue to be a beacon of creativity and talent in the Mexican music scene, and we hope to remain a part of the lives of Mexicans for many more years to come.

Thank you for being part of our story!

Our Visión

Our Visión

Mission

At Discos Orfeón, our mission is to be the home of Mexican music in all its forms and expressions.

We are committed to discovering, promoting, and preserving the musical talent of our country, providing a platform for emerging artists and celebrating the legacy of our great musical icons.

We seek to inspire, move, and connect through music, leaving a lasting mark on Mexico's cultural history.

Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as a benchmark in the Mexican music industry, both nationally and internationally.

We strive to be leaders in promoting the musical diversity of Mexico, contributing to the development and dissemination of our country's musical culture.

We aspire to continue being a meeting point for creativity and innovation in the music scene, always maintaining our passion for music and our commitment to quality and authenticity.

Values

  1. Passion for music: Music is our passion and our driving force. We are dedicated with enthusiasm and commitment to promoting and preserving the rich musical diversity of Mexico.
  2. Respect for our artists: We value and respect the talent and creativity of our artists, providing them with a collaborative and enriching work environment.
  3. Quality and authenticity: We are committed to offering products and services of the highest quality, always maintaining our authenticity and fidelity to our principles.
  4. Innovation and creativity: We constantly seek new ways to innovate and create, exploring new genres, technologies, and musical trends.
  5. Commitment to the community: We are committed to being responsible citizens and to positively contributing to the cultural and social development of our community.

Philosophy

At Discos Orfeón, we believe in the transformative power of music to inspire, move, and connect people. We believe in the importance of preserving and celebrating Mexico's rich musical diversity, as well as the fundamental role that artists play in creating and disseminating culture.

We adhere to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and professionalism in everything we do, and we strive to be an example of excellence in the music industry. Ultimately, our philosophy can be summed up in one word: passion.

Passion for music, passion for our country, and passion for our work.

Our Founder

Our Founder

Discos Orfeón was founded in 1958 by the visionary entrepreneur Rogerio Azcárraga Madero. Rogerio had a deep passion for Mexican music and a burning desire to promote and preserve the country's rich cultural heritage through the record industry.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a clear vision, Rogerio established Discos Orfeón as a platform to give voice to local artists and spread their music throughout Mexico and beyond. His commitment to quality, authenticity, and respect for artists laid the foundation for the company's success.

Under his leadership, Discos Orfeón flourished and became a benchmark in the Mexican music scene, launching the careers of numerous artists and contributing significantly to the development of music in the country. Rogerio was a true visionary who could anticipate trends and adapt to changes in the industry, thus ensuring the continued relevance of Discos Orfeón over the years.

Although Don Rogerio is no longer with us, his legacy endures in every note of music that comes from Discos Orfeón. His bold vision and innovative spirit continue to guide our steps as we honor his memory and carry forward his legacy in the Mexican music industry.

We are Grupo Fórmula

Mexican Proud
We are Grupo Fórmula

At Discos Orfeón, we are proud to be part of Grupo Fórmula, a leader in Mexico with a long history of excellence and commitment to the entertainment industry.

As part of Grupo Fórmula, we benefit from its vast experience and resources, which allow us to strengthen our position as a benchmark in the Mexican music scene. We take pride in working closely with other companies within the group to offer our artists and clients comprehensive, top-quality service.

Additionally, being part of Grupo Fórmula provides us with access to a wide network of contacts and collaboration opportunities both nationally and internationally. This enables us to expand our reach and promote Mexican music worldwide, bringing our talent and culture to new audiences.

In summary, being part of Grupo Fórmula is an honor and a privilege for us. We are committed to continuing our hard work and contributing our part to the ongoing success and growth of our group and the music industry in Mexico.

The Team

Making Magic
Edmundo Monroy

Edmundo Monroy

Chief Executive Officer
Juan Pablo Zúñiga

Juan Pablo Zúñiga

Chief Operations Officer
Alejandro Barrales

Alejandro Barrales

Orfeon Manager / Orfeon Shows
Héctor Fernández

Héctor Fernández

Software Development
Cristian Medina

Cristian Medina

Legal & Business Affairs
Fredy Rodríguez

Fredy Rodríguez

Synch Manager / A&R
Juan Manuel García

Juan Manuel García

Royalties Manager
Arturo Roa

Arturo Roa

Marketing Digital Manager
Asiel Martínez

Asiel Martínez

Digital Manager
Aldo Ugalde

Aldo Ugalde

Marketing Digital Manager
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