Amiga was founded in February 1947 by Ernst Busch as the record label for his Lied der Zeit music publishing company. It was the primary music label for East Germany until Germany's reunification in 1990. 'Lied der Zeit' was nationalized in 1954 and became VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin under the supervision of East Germany's Ministry of Culture.
The label was managed to cover the entire range of popular music for the East German market, from domestic artists to Eastern Bloc artists, but from the early 1960s on also license productions of Western bands like Santana and The Beatles. Most of these releases came in their own, politically correct sleeve design.
Amiga existed until 1994 when it was closed and folded BMG - no part of Sony Music - which still uses the Amiga brand for (re-)releases of East German artists of that time.