Villa Records AS was established on May 1, 1986. The founders were Alv Morten
Jølle, Trygve Knutsen and Knut Mikalsen. The company published their first
vinyl record in the autumn the same year, with the jazz guitarist Louis Stewart
and the Norwegian grup 4sure.
Most activities in the companies first years had it’s base at the address Kruses
gt 7 in Oslo, this being the office and living quarters of one of the
founders.The name Villa Records has it’s origin from here, and the pictures for
the Good News album/CD was taken there.
The ambitions of Villa Records, owned today by Knut and Lars Mikalsen, is to
publish jazz and rock, preferably guitar based. The CDs from Villa Records are
distributed by Musikkoperatørene
(phone: +47 22 09 69 00, web: www.musikkoperatorene.no)