ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is an independent record label founded by Manfred Eicher in 1969. The label’s catalog covers a wide variety of styles, and its artists often blur the line between genres. Despite the variety of the catalog, ECM is particularly well known for its jazz lineup, which includes Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and Ralph Towner. ECM’s motto is “The Most Beautiful Sound Next to Silence”. The label is currently distributed by Universal Music Group.