Hermes Records

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Hermes Records
FounderRamin Sadighi
GenreWorld music
Country of originIran
Official websiteOfficial Web site

Hermes Records is a record label founded in Tehran, Iran in 1999 by Ramin Sadighi.[1] Under the slogan music for music, Hermes has published and produced mainly modern Persian music.

Hermes Records tries to interpret different modalities and ambiences of Persian Music as well as enjoying interactions between the roots of occidental and oriental musical textures and harmonies.[2][3] It has been described as having "almost singlehandedly built a much needed platform for artists and fans of genuinely experimental Iranian music".[4]

The label is officially distributed in Iran, Turkey, Italy, UK, France, Germany, Greece & BeNeLux but via second-party businesses, some works can also be found in other countries. The label is also available on Mondomix, Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody, AOL and MusicMatch.[citation needed]


It is hard to describe Hermes orientation. Checking the catalogue there are traces of World, Jazz, Avant Garde, Contemporary, Classical, Minimal, Electro-Acoustic, Fusion, Rock, Traditional, Folk and Sacred music. Ramin Sadighi (CEO of Hermes Records) often mentions Hermes genre as Hermesian![citation needed]


Alireza Mashayekhi, Hossein Alizadeh, Dušan Bogdanović, Farokhzad Layegh, Soheil Nafisi, Amir Eslami, Peyman Yazdanian, Ali Boustan,
Pejman Hadadi, Kiawasch Saheb Nassagh, Mehrdad Pakbaz, Morteza Sa'edi, Hooshyar Khayam, Nima A Rowshan, Ardavan Vossoughi, Sahba Aminikia,
Golfam Khayam[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Meadley, Phil (4 May 2007). "The Persian music-makers". The Independent  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
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  3. ^ Hodgson, Martin (22 April 2007). "Iran's other face". The Observer. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ Dunn, Lucinda; Shaeyghi, Nima (February 2009). "Global Ear: Tehran". The Wire (300). p. 18.
  5. ^ McDaid, Carol (31 July 2005). "Jazz and world CDs". The Observer. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  6. ^ "WOMEX 15 AWARDS * Award winners". 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.

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