Edel Music was founded in 1986 by Michael Haentjes in Germany as a mail order record company selling mostly soundtracks. With artists such as Scooter, Holly Johnson and many others, it became very successful as a pop music label. Edel went to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1998.
Over the years Edel purchased Eagle Rock Records, Facedown Records, Gang Go Music, Club Tools, Control Records and the Belgian label Play It Again Sam.
Edel's main office is based in Hamburg, but the edel network extends the label presence all over Europe with affiliates offices and labels and in the rest of the world with a strong network of distributors, Edel is in fact still present in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, and France.
In 2002, Kim released Born to be wild on the Edel Music label. It was the only release with Edel; they parted ways only a few months later. When Kim started her own Wildeflower label in 2013, Edel distributed her albums in Europe.