Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)

~ Label


Sony Music (as of 2014) uses the following frontline labels:
* Columbia
* Epic
* Arista Nashville
* RCA Records Label Nashville
* Columbia Nashville
* Arista France


Jan 1, 1991: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) was founded, on the same day Sony reintroduced the Columbia label worldwide (except in Spain and Japan*).
Aug 5, 2004: Sony/BMG merger; SME renamed Sony BMG Music Entertainment (SBME). With the merge, Sony Music gained the use of the BMG-owned Columbia trademark in Spain.
Aug 2008: Sony announces its intention to buy out BMG's stake in merger
Oct 1, 2008: acquisition completed, SBME reverts to the present name Sony Music Entertainment (worldwide – except in Japan*).
Sep 2012: Arista France is created, historic Arista (BMG) disappeared with Sony/BMG fusion in 2008

* JP releases should not be filed under this label – The Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc. is a good source for labels. Most JP printings of US releases will retain the US label, with the exception of Columbia due to legal reasons. For more information on the independent music giant, see Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc..

Sony Music Entertainment has offices in the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Annotation last modified on 2014-02-17 10:09 UTC.


Alma Y FuegoSandroCD16
Simon Before GarfunkelPaul SimonVinyl12
SONX 60054
KristoffersonKris KristoffersonDigital Media12
Janis Joplin’s Greatest HitsJanis Joplin12" Vinyl10
20 Foot-Tappin' GreatsJohnny CashCD20
Greatest HitsCharly McClainDigital Media10
  • -1982-04-01
Verdades y mentirasRodolfo MederosVinyl9
O Despertar Dos AlquimistasFaustoCD8
  • PT1985-05-14
School DaysStanley Clarke(unknown)6
  • US1985-11-26
CaringRosie GainesCD9
JeevaRahul Dev BurmanDigital Media4
  • US1986-06-17
Para Além das CordilheirasFaustoCD9
  • PT1987-05-14
CarrouselLos Enanitos VerdesCD9
La ZimbabweLa ZimbabweCD12
8287 687911-2
Best BalladsBarbra StreisandCD18
  • -1988
Splitter pineDumDum BoysCD10
463450 95099746345099
Vintage WhispersThe WhispersCD11
  • US1989-09-12
Dreams in RockVarious ArtistsCD16
Remember Your 70’s: 1976–1979 (1978)Various ArtistsCD18
982104 2
Casualties of WarEnnio MorriconeCD12
A 34257706404003226
Beck, Bogert & Appice LiveBeck, Bogert & Appice2×CD6 + 7
ESCA 50684988010506728
Warning! BeethovenLudwig van BeethovenCD6
Works for Violin and PianoFranz Schubert; Isaac Stern, Daniel Barenboim2×CD11 + 6
  • US1990-04-10
Gigi: Original MGM SoundtrackLerner & LoeweCD20
  • US1990-05-02
When You Wish Upon a StarMormon Tabernacle ChoirCD10
  • US1990-05-17
MK 37200
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits (Reissue)Janis JoplinCD10
Jump the GunPretty MaidsCD12
La historia de un ídolo, volumen 2Astor PiazzollaCD10
The Best of Stanley TurrentineStanley TurrentineCD8
Coming Out of the DarkGloria EstefanCD4
656574 25099765657425
The Legendary Big BandsVarious ArtistsCD10
A 21528079892152821
ELO ClassicsElectric Light OrchestraCD10
A 24981079892498127
Legacy: Music for the Next GenerationVarious ArtistsCD20
CSK 2218, CSK 4037[none]
Carta del cieloAlberto FortisCD10
Steppin' on the BluesLonnie JohnsonCD19
Volumen 5Los Fabulosos CadillacsCD9
A Holiday ConcertVarious ArtistsCD10
  • US1991-03-03
Body & SoulErroll GarnerCD20
  • US1991-03-26
Wishing You Were HereAlison MoyetCD4
  • GB1991-05-20
The Hits Album 15Various Artists2×CD16 + 16
  • GB1991-07-29
HITS CD 154007193543068
More Greatest HitsMarty RobbinsCD12
  • US1991-09-03
Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from the WestDan Fogelberg2×CD13 + 9
  • US1991-10-22
ShineFive StarCD10
  • US1991-12-10
Radio PintiGarcia - Aznar - PintiCD3
When You're a BoySusanna Hoffs12" Vinyl12
467 202 1
The Very Best OfTed NugentCD17
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Greatest HitsSimon & GarfunkelCD20
  • -1991
468045 2
Music on the MoveVarious ArtistsCD16
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20 grandes cancionesVicente FernándezCD20
468565 25099746856526
De mi corazón al aireVicente AmigoCD8
468932 25099746893224
The 12 Inch Tapes: 5 Twelve Inch MixesLuther VandrossCassette5
468986 45099746898649
LodoïskaLuigi Cherubini; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Riccardo Muti2×CD18 + 29
What Is This Thing Called LoveAlexander O’Neal8cm CD2
656731 15099765673111
Seal Our FateGloria EstefanCD3
656773 25099765677324
My GirlThe TemptationsCD3
657676 25099765767629
Feel So HighDes’reeCD4
657689 25099765768923
The Best of MeMaxi PriestCD17
SignosSoda StereoCD8
Power Radio, Volume 1Various ArtistsCD16
  • -1991
982687 2
Good ThingsPaul Revere and the RaidersCD10
A 225907989225902
Jesus Was a CapricornKris KristoffersonCD10
AK 470647464470642
Willie Waylon Kris & CashWillie, Waylon, Kris & CashCassette10
BT 22349079892234947
Richard SéguinRichard SéguinCD10
BUK 50216074645021621
L'Autoroute des rêvesOctobreCD6
BUK 50218074645021829
L'Autoroute des rêvesOctobreCD6
CBUK 50218074645021829
La pérsicaLorenzo de MonteclaroCD12
CDA 80674
Epoca de oro, volumen 2Trio Los PanchosCD12
All-Time Greatest HitsMarty RobbinsCD20
CK 31361074643136129
Open BookFred SimonCD10
16 Most Requested SongsPearl BaileyCD16
CK 47082
FlashpointThe Rolling StonesCD17
CK 4745607464474562
Por RumbasLos RolinCD14
COL 469339 25099746933920
YouTen SharpCD4
COL 656664 25099765666427
The Rock and Roll Decades: The EightiesVarious Artists2×CD20 + 20
CSP 982 631-2[none]
DiscoveryElectric Light OrchestraCD9
EPC 465224 25099746522421
My Heart The BeatD-ShakeCD3
GOB 656633 25099765663327
Tankad, packad och klarKenneth & The KnuttersCD11
MCR 46813125099746813123
Dime que me quieresRicky Martin12" Vinyl4
SusanaRicky Martin12" Vinyl2
Rock Hard Presents: Tyrants of RockVarious ArtistsCD4
SAMP CD 1588
Sun Jammin'Various ArtistsCD18
Dan Hicks & His Hot LicksDan Hicks and The Hot LicksCD11
WK 750536692750532
Bouton et PressionGina et l'OrchestreCD14
Live at the Bottom LinePatti AustinCD10
Lo mejor de Los PanchosLos PanchosCD12
Mi viejoVicente FernándezCD14
  • -1991
Ray Conniff Plays BroadwayRay ConniffCD10
Romantic WorldCaravelliCD12
Sopa de caracolLos Fabulosos CadillacsCassette4
Sopa de caracolLos Fabulosos CadillacsVinyl4
The Best of Surface: A Nice Time 4 Lovin'SurfaceCD10
Volumen 5Los Fabulosos CadillacsCassette9
Willie Waylon Kris & CashWillie, Waylon, Kris & CashCD10
The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel CollectionSimon & GarfunkelCD20
  • CA1992-03-09
TVK 24003074642400320
Mr. HandsHerbie HancockCD6
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Sun Jammin' 2Various ArtistsCassette18
  • CA1992-06-13
TVT 24005
The Gospel CollectionJohnny CashCD24
  • US1992-06-28