|Country of origin||Iran|
|Official website||Official Web site|
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. It has been described as having "almost singlehandedly built a much needed platform for artists and fans of genuinely experimental Iranian music".
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.
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!
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
Awards and nominations
- 2006: Label of the year at Fajr International Music Festival
- 2007: Grammy Awards – Endless Vision by Hossein Alizadeh, Jivan Gasparyan – nominated
- 2015: Womex Award for Professional Excellence
- 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.
- Hodgson, Martin (22 April 2007). "Iran's other face". The Observer. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Dunn, Lucinda; Shaeyghi, Nima (February 2009). "Global Ear: Tehran". The Wire (300). p. 18.
- McDaid, Carol (31 July 2005). "Jazz and world CDs". The Observer. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- "WOMEX 15 AWARDS * Award winners". womex.com. 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
- Official website
- Hermes Records on last.fm
- Herms Records on classical next
- Sadighi, Ramin; Interview by Jonas Milk (21 April 2008). "Interview: Music's Messenger". LittleWhiteLies. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Q & A with Ramin Sadighi the founder of Hermes Records. by Spencer Grady, Record Collector, March 2010
- Interview with Ramin Sadighi (article in Italian) Thursday, 29 November 2007
- Sadighi, Ramin; Mahdavi, Sohrab (12 March 2009). "The Song Does Not Remain the Same". MERIP. Retrieved 21 April 2013.