CBS Records is a record label founded by CBS Corporation in 2006 to take advantage of music from its entertainment properties owned by CBS Television Studios. The initial label roster consisted of only three artists: rock band Señor Happy and singer/songwriters Will Dailey and P.J. Olsson.
The label relies primarily on digital distribution such as iTunes and on direct sales from its own website. However, it has signed a deal to distribute compact discs through RED Distribution, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment which CBS Inc. formerly owned. CBS Records is headquartered at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
The "CBS Records" name was also used in the 1960s to release Columbia Records products outside the US and Canada. This was necessary because EMI owned another record label called Columbia, which operated in every market except North America, Spain and Japan. CBS sold the record company in 1988 to Sony. In 1991, the CBS label was officially renamed Columbia Records and the company was renamed Sony Music Entertainment.
|Parent company||CBS Corporation|
(Sony Music Entertainment)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
CBS Television City
CBS Records may refer to:
CBS Records or CBS/Sony, former name of Sony Music, a global record company
CBS Records International, label for Columbia Records recordings released outside North America from 1962 to 1990
CBS Records (2006), founded in 2006 for recordings featured in CBS network programs
CBS Associated Records, a CBS imprint label in the 1980s to early 1990s
CBS Masterworks Records, former name of Sony Classical Records
CBS Discos, former name of Sony Music Latin
|Broadcast TV assets|
|CBS Television Studios|
|CBS Studios International|
|Simon & Schuster|