Columbia Records

American record label; currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment


Columbia Records
Parent company Sony BMG
Founded 1888
Distributing label Columbia Records (In the U.S. and UK)
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.
Official website

Columbia Records is an American record label that formed in 1888. It is the oldest existing record company in the world.[1]

Its parent company is now Sony BMG. Over the years, some of the artists and bands that have been signed to the label include Aretha Franklin, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Janis Joplin, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Prince, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and hundreds of other artists.

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  1. "125 of Columbia Records". Archived from the original on 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2015-08-05.