BMC Records was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 1998, its catalogue has by now surpassed 230 releases in the contemporary, classical and jazz genres. Majority of the albums have an accent on Hungarian composers and/or performers, but there are numerous records with contributions of outstanding international artists, as well. The mission of BMC Records is to keep traditional musical values alive by exciting new renditions as well as to present mature contemporary music, let it be composed or improvised. Over the years BMC Records built up an international recognition for a number of Hungarian artists and initiated successful collaborations between Hungarian and international musicians, workshops and orchestras. A Grammy nomination, numerous awards (MIDEM, ECHO German Record Award, Diapason d’Or, Price of German Record Critics, Choc de Classica, The New York City Jazz Record – best artwork, etc.), highest ratings in prestigious magazines like Gramophone, The Record Geijutsu, International Record Review, ClassicsToday, Scherzo, Citizen Jazz, Jazzwise, Jazzman, etc., as well as over two thousand reviews in the international press prove that BMC Records has become an important participant on the European and international music scene.
The list of key Hungarian composers featured on BMC Records includes Liszt, Bartok, Kodaly, Weiner, Ligeti, Kurtag, Eotvos, Lajtha, Sary, Vidovszky, Dukay and many others. Some of the Hungarian artists featured on the label are Sandor Vegh, Janos Ferencsik, adam Fischer, Zoltan Kocsis, Gabor Csalog, Peter Eotvos, Miklos Perenyi, Gergely Boganyi, Adrienne Krausz, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Symphony, Schola Hungarica, Saint Ephraim Male Choir, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bartok Quartet, Keller Quartet, just to list a few. The names of international artists and orchestras also include a lot of distinguished ones like Sviatoslav Richter, Erich Bergel, Hiromi Kikuchi, Marco Blaauw, Markus Stockhausen, musikFabrik, Klangforum Wien, Goteborgs Symfoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Ensemble Modern, etc.