OPEN AIR RECORDS HISTORY

Open Air Records logo

Open Air Records was a division of Windham Hill Productions from 1984 until 1987. Open Air licensed recordings from other Canadian record labels including Duke Street Records and Attic Records. As part of the Windham Hill family, Open Air products were manufactured and distributed by A&M Records. A total of seven Open Air albums and up to 24 singles were released. Albums were released on vinyl, cassette and compact disc. The vinyl format featured plastic liners, inserts or custom printed liners.

The Open Air Records logo was first used commercially on November 19, 1984. Windham Hill filed the logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on December 18, 1984 and received registration for it on January 21, 1986. The trademark was cancelled on September 11, 1992.

Open Air products relied on Windham Hill's staff to provide creative services.

SOURCES:
Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.
Whitburn, Joel. Top Adult Contemporary Singles 1961 - 2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2002.

OPEN AIR RECORDS CHARTS

TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BY YEAR
YEAR ALBUMS SINGLES
1986   Nylons (1 Top 200)
1987   Nylons (1 Top 200)
TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART
YEAR ARTIST (SINGLES)
1987 Nylons (1 Top 10 and 1 Top 20)