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Sony Music Latin

Sony Music Latin
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1980 (as CBS Discos)
1991 (as Sony Discos)
2003 (as Sony Norte)
2004 (as Sony BMG Norte)
2009 (as Sony Music Latin)
Distributor(s) Self-distributed
(in the US)
Sony Music Distribution
(outside the US)
Genre Latin music
Country of origin United States
Location Miami, Florida
Official website http://www.sonymusiclatin.com/

Sony Music Latin is a record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The label focuses on artists for Latin music.

History

In 1979, CBS Records (now Columbia Records) ended its partnership with Caytronics after eleven-years of distribution. The company established its own division for Latin music in 1980 called CBS Discos (also known as Discos CBS).[1] In 1988, CBS Records was acquired by Sony and its Latin division was renamed to Sony Discos in 1991.[2] In 2003, Sony Discos was re-branded as Sony Norte following the departure of former Sony Discos president Oscar Llord.[3] A year later, Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) merged with Sony Music and Sony Norte was renamed to Sony BMG Norte.[4] After BMG sold its assets in 2008, Sony BMG Norte was retitled to its current name Sony Music Latin in 2009.[5]

Labels distributed by Sony Music Latin

List of artists on Sony Music Latin

This is a list of artist currently signed on to Sony Music Latin.[6]

List of former artists on Sony Music Latin

These are artists who were formerly signed on to Sony Music Latin.

See also

References

  1. ^ Moreno, Tony (December 1, 1979). "CBS Records Sets Plans For Latin Product Distribution".  
  2. ^ Lannert, John (July 11, 1992). "Latin Notas". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 104 (28): 32.  
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Christman, Ed; Cobo, Leila (October 9, 2004). "Sony BMG Tackles Sales, Latin". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 116 (41): 8.  
  5. ^ Cobo, Leila (February 25, 2009). "Sony Music Latin Adds To Promotion Team". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Artistas". Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Sony Music Latin's channel on YouTube
  • Sony Music Latin on Facebook
  • Sony Music Latin on Twitter


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