Linn Records Timeline

2017 - Phantasm wins its third Gramophone Award and a Diapason d'or de l'année for its recording of Dowland's Lachrimae.

2016 - Linn is nominated for its first Latin GRAMMY Award for 'José Serebrier conducts Samuel Adler' by the RSNO.

2015 - 'Seaside' by Liane Carroll is named 'Best New CD' at the British Jazz Awards and Linn releases its first 45rpm Supercut vinyl  

2014 - 'Mozart: Requiem' is named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2014 Gramophone Awards and nominated for a GRAMMY Award

2013 - Linn celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a limited edition LP and forty-track album

2012 - John Butt is awarded an OBE 

2012 - ALAC is added as a download format

2011 - Claire Martin is awarded an OBE

2010 - Linn is named 'Label of the Year' at the Gramophone Awards

2010 - Linn Radio is live on air with three super-high quality internet radio streams  Mozart Symphonies 38-41

2009 - 'Mozart Symphonies 38-41' by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras wins 'Disc of the Year' at the BBC Magazine Awards and the Critics' Award at the Classical BRITs 

2008 - The first Studio Master album at 192kHz is released

2007 - The Dunedin Consort's recording of Handel's Messiah is named 'Baroque Vocal Album of the Year' at the Gramophone Awards 

2007 - Linn Records launch downloads on, including Studio Master downloads - a world first

2006 - Linn Records catalogue boasts 250 CD titles and 55 SACD titles

2005 - Linn Records re-introduce vinyl to the catalogue - 180g

2002 - Completion of the Complete Songs of Robert Burns - 368 songs over 13 CDs

2001 - Re-launch of as a main point for customers to buy and collect Linn CDs

2000 - Development and introduction of SACD format

2000 - "Johnny and Mary" by Martin Taylor used on the Renault Clio Nicole / Papa adverts Album Cover - A walk across the roof tops

1997 - Introduction of HDCD

1996 - The first release of the Complete Songs of Robert Burns series

1992 - A worldwide distribution network is established for the Linn classical and jazz catalogue

1990 - The first Linn CDs are pressed

1989 - Blue Nile - Hats is released. Subsequently signed to Virgin Records

1984 - Linn Records release the first Blue Nile album - 'A Walk Across the Rooftops'

1983 - Carol Kidd's first album and some demo tracks for a band called The Blue Nile were given to Linn to practise cutting albums

1982 - The Start of Linn Selekt - a selection of titles pressed by Linn

1982 - Renée - Reaching for the Sky was the first title to be released on the first Linn label - ALOI Records (A Label Of Integrity)

1980 - The first LP cutting lathe was built as a research product to improve the LP12