The company was called Pop-Import Bernhard Mikulski up to 1992, when it was renamed to ZYX Music. The label was specialized in disco and early house music. Founder Bernhard Mikulski is said to be the inventor of the term Italo Disco in the 1980s. Since the death of Bernhard, his wife Christa Mikulski took over in 1997.
ZYX Music is headquartered in Merenberg, Germany and has offices in the USA and several European countries. ZYX releases records in a number of different genres, including electronica, hip hop, funk, rock and pop. Noteworthy is that ZYX nowadays holds many rights from some legendary German Krautrock labels like Ohr, Pilz, and Kosmische Kuriere, and is also responsible for reissuing many albums from the free jazz/avant garde label ESP-Disk. Formerly, it held the manufacturing license for Fantasy Records in Europe, an arrangement which ceased at the end of 2005.