Columbia Records

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Columbia Records

record label, United States based, now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1988.

Countries: United States (63%), (11%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: Bob Dylan, CBS, Bitches Brew

Linked to: The Byrds, Columbia Graphophone Company, North American Phonograph Company, Victor Talking Machine Company

 

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1988

In 1988, the CBS Records Group, including the Columbia Records unit, was acquired by & Sony, which re-christened the parent division Sony Music Entertainment in 1991 add something

 

Mariah Carey (album) - After a few brief meetings, Carey was signed to Columbia in December 1988


1989

Reid Anderson - The Bad Plus have played together since 1989; and, in 2003 Columbia Records released their major label debut "These Are the Vistas"


1990

For much of the 1990s, Columbia released their albums without a logo, just the "COLUMBIA" word mark in the Bodoni Classic Bold typeface add something

 

Terence Trent D'Arby - During the 1990s, his relations with his record label Columbia Records became strained, eventually leading to his departure in 1996

 

Mike Reid (American football) - In 1990, Reid signed to Columbia Records as a recording artist

 

Jan Johnston - In the early 1990s she was signed to Columbia Records as part of the pop duo "'JJ"', which gained some recognition while touring the UK

 

Columbia Graphophone Company - It sold its remaining interest in the Columbia name in 1990 to Sony Music Entertainment , who already owned Columbia Records in the U.S. and Canada

 

Mike Starr (musician) - The band was later signed to a record deal with Columbia Records and enjoyed extensive success via record sales and radio play in the grunge rock movement of the early 1990s

 

Mariah Carey (album) - "' Mariah Carey"' is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on June 12, 1990 by Columbia Records

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan - In November 1990, CMV Enterprises released "Pride and Joy", a collection of eight Double Trouble music videos


1991

Aerosmith - Between 1991 and 1996, they released two more albums with Geffen , which meant they now had five albums with Geffen under their belt , which meant they could now begin recording for their new contract with Columbia

 

Tom Wolk - In 1991 Wolk co-produced Willie Nile's "Places I Have Never Been" on Columbia Records

 

The CBS Records label was officially renamed Columbia Records on January 1, 1991 worldwide except Spain and Japan add something

 

Black Ice (album) - "Black Ice" made history by debuting at number one on album charts of 29 countries, and is Columbia Records' biggest debut album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for "Billboard" in March 1991


1992

Nnenna Freelon - She was in her late 30s when she made her debut CD, Nnenna Freelon, for Columbia Records in 1992

 

Peter Mitchell (newsreader) - This album featured Daryl Braithwaite, Simon Hussey, Jef Scott and James Reyne and was released in 1992 on Columbia Records

 

Nas - In mid-1992, Nas was approached by MC Serch of 3rd Bass, who became his manager and secured Nas a record deal with Columbia Records the same year.


1993

Fugees - In 1993, after some gigs and recorded demos, the trio signed to Ruffhouse, distributed through Columbia Records

 

Freedom Williams - Williams solo debut, "Freedom" was released on June 1, 1993, on Columbia Records


1994

Merry Christmas (Mariah Carey album) - Released by Columbia Records on November 7, 1994, the album features cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material


1995

Kula Shaker - In The City - In September 1995 Kula Shaker were joint winners of the In The City contest , which quickly resulted in a record contract with Columbia Records, who were eager to sign another band that had the multi-platinum, crossover appeal of Oasis

 

Fantasy (Mariah Carey song) - It was released on September 12, 1995 by Columbia Records as the lead single for her fifth studio album, "Daydream"


1996

Destiny's Child - After years of limited success, they were signed in 1996 to Columbia Records as Destiny's Child


1997

In 1997, Columbia made an affiliation with unsigned artist promotion label "'Aware Records"' to distribute Aware's artists' music add something

 

The Byrds - Drummer Gene Parsons recalled in a 1997 interview that when the band heard Melcher's additions they campaigned to have the album remixed and the orchestration removed but Columbia Records refused, citing budget restrictions, and the record was duly pressed up and released

 

Brandi Williams - In 1997, along with Lisa, the group went to New York where they met Chairman & CEO Tommy Mottola and scored a record deal with Columbia Records

 

Sophie Zelmani - The album was produced and arranged by Lars Halapi By 1997, Zelmani's debut album had sold 200,000 copies in Europe and Asia Pacific, before moving to the US market, distributed by Columbia Records


1998

My All - It was released as the album's fourth and second commercial single on April 21, 1998 by Columbia Records

 

Matthew Marsden - He signed a £500,000 record deal with Columbia Records and released his debut single in July 1998 called "The Heart's Lone Desire", which reached number 13 in the UK singles chart


1999

In mid to late of 1999, it was eventually decided that the "Walking Eye" would be Columbia's logo, with the retained Columbia word mark design, throughout the world except in Japan where Columbia Music Entertainment has the rights to the Columbia trademark to this day and continues to use the "Magic Notes" logo add something

 

Christian Ingebrigtsen - A teacher at LIPA recommended Ingebrigtsen to manager Tim Byrne working on putting together the group, and he became the third member of A1, who after becoming a quartet, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1999

 

50 Cent - In 1999, after leaving Jam Master Jay, the platinum- selling producers Trackmasters took notice of Jackson and signed him to Columbia Records.

 

Joey McIntyre - The combination of airplay and website sales for the single led to McIntyre signing a recording contract in 1999 with Sony Music USA, under the C2 label, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, which had previously been home to New Kids on the Block

 

Melanie Doane - "Adam's Rib" was released in the United States under the Columbia Records label in 1999, although like many Sony Music Canada artists released under Columbia Records, little promotional support was provided in the U.S. market


2000

Angelique Kidjo - In 2000 she was signed in New York by Columbia Records, for which label she recorded two albums

 

Travis Tritt - In the 2000s, he released two albums on Columbia Records and one for the defunct Category 5 Records

 

Travis Tritt - Records, Tritt signed to Columbia Records and released the album "Down the Road I Go" in 2000


2002

Lil' Flip - In 2002 Columbia Records offered Flip a contract and Suckafree a distribution deal

 

Travis Tritt - In September 2002, Tritt released his second album on Columbia Records, "Strong Enough"


2003

In 2003, it appeared as number 12 in "Rolling Stone's" list of the "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" add something

 

Zoey (singer) - Upon Zoey's return to Japan she signed with Columbia Records and released her first single "Venus as a Boy", a Björk cover sung in Japanese, on 3 September 2003


2004

Bruce Hornsby - In 2004, after 19 successful years on RCA Records, Hornsby returned to a more acoustic, piano-driven sound on his Columbia Records debut "Halcyon Days", which reviewers described as "pure Hornsby"

 

Harry Connick, Jr. - "Only You", his seventeenth album for Columbia Records, was released in February 2004

 

Tom Baxter - A self-titled EP was released by Sony Music through the Columbia Records label in May 2004 and included the tracks "Joanna", "Half a Man" and "My Declaration"

 

Xzibit - Musically, he started the year off with the release of his second compilation album Appetite for Destruction featuring 50 Cent on one track, consisting mostly of tracks from his Dre period and songs that didn’t make the cut for his fifth studio album Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was released in December 2004, entering the charts at 43 in the U.S. For this album, he reunited with Columbia Records, after having parted ways with producer and mentor Dr. Dre. The album managed to go gold, but yet again Xzibit was unhappy with the promotion and backing of his label, claiming


2005

Kevin Jonas - In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Nick's record

 

Joe Jonas - In early 2005, Columbia Records' new president, Steve Greenberg, listened to Nick's record

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (film) - The song album was released by Columbia Records on May 24, 2005

 

Travis Tritt - Tritt exited Columbia in July 2005, citing creative differences over "My Honky Tonk History"

 

On ne change pas - "'On ne change pas"' is the first comprehensive French-language greatest hits album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Columbia Records on September 30, 2005

 

Born to Run - On November 14, 2005, Columbia Records released "Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition" in box set form


2006

Ryan Tedder - The band had previously been signed to Columbia Records, and their album was due to be released in 2006, but this did not occur

 

In January 2006, Sony BMG UK split its front-line operations into two separate labels add something

 

David Ford (musician) - His debut was released in the United States in May 2006 by Columbia Records

 

Bianca Ryan - On September 18, 2006, Ryan signed a five-album record deal with SYCOmusic as part of Columbia Records

 

In December 2006, CBS Corporation revived the CBS Records name for a new minor label closely linked with its television properties add something


2007

In 2007, Columbia formed "'Columbia Nashville"' and is part of Sony Music Nashville add something

 

Project Pat - After Houston got out his deal with Columbia Records he signed with Koch Records now known as E1 Music "Walkin' Bank Roll", released in 2007, debuted at number 45 on the Billboard 200

 

Tinashe (singer) - After forming in 2007, The Stunners signed a record deal from Columbia Records

 

Susan Justice - Cagle released her debut album, "The Subway Recordings", in 2007 with Lefthook Entertainment and Columbia Records

 

Ashley Monroe - In late 2007, Monroe and Columbia Records parted ways, and "Satisfied" went without being released

 

Ashley Monroe - Soon after, Monroe left Columbia Records' roster in late 2007

 

Jane's Addiction - The band signed with Columbia Records and released their debut album, "Ultra Payloaded" in 2007

 

Kevin Jonas - The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007

 

Joe Jonas - The band was ultimately dropped by Columbia Records in early 2007

 

Manic Street Preachers - The band's eighth studio album, "Send Away the Tigers", was released on 7 May 2007 on Columbia Records

 

Nuno Bettencourt - Bettencourt helped produce "Ultra Payloaded", the debut album by Satellite Party released on May 29, 2007 on Columbia Records


2008

Terrence Howard - Howard released his debut, adult alternative album, "Shine Through It" in 2008 on Columbia Records.

 

At Folsom Prison - In 2008, Columbia and Legacy Records re-issued "At Folsom Prison" as a two CD, one DVD set

 

Danny Federici - On July 15, 2008, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, through Columbia Records, released an EP of audio and video tracks for digital download, entitled "Magic Tour Highlights", with all proceeds going to the fund

 

Black Ice (album) - On 18 August 2008, Columbia Records announced that "Black Ice" would be released on 20 October in the US, and began accepting pre-orders

 

Kind of Blue - "'Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition"' is a two-disc box set reissue of Miles Davis's studio album "Kind of Blue", released September 30, 2008, on Columbia Records and distributed through Legacy Records


2009

Susan Justice - After leaving Columbia Records in 2009 and signing to Warner Bros

 

Christmas in the Heart - "' ! Christmas in the Heart"' is the thirty-fourth studio album and first Christmas album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on October 13, 2009 by Columbia Records


2010

Paul Epworth - He signed a solo deal with Columbia Records, with an album due late 2010 or early 2011

 

Kris Kristofferson - On May 11, 2010, Light in the Attic Records is releasing demos that were recorded during Kristofferson's janitorial stint at Columbia


2011

In July 2011, as part of further corporate restructuring, Epic was split from the Columbia/Epic Group as Epic took in multiple artists from Jive Records add something

 

The Shins - On August 1, 2011, Pitchfork reported that The Shins would be releasing an album in 2012 on Mercer's Aural Apothecary Label, via Columbia Records

 

One Direction - In November 2011, they signed a record deal with Columbia Records in North America

 

Neil Diamond - "The Very Best of Neil Diamond", a compilation CD of Diamond's 23 studio recordings from the Bang, UNI/MCA, & Columbia catalogs was released on December 6, 2011 on the Sony Legacy label


2012

Earl Sweatshirt - On April 9, 2012, rapper Casey Veggies released a mixtape titled "Customized Greatly 3" that included a song featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Domo Genesis, and Hodgy Beats titled "PNCINTLOFWGKTA." During that month Earl Sweatshirt signed on to create his own record label imprint, Tan Cressida, to be distributed through Columbia Records

 

Tempest (Bob Dylan album) - "'Tempest"' is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 2012 by Columbia Records

 

Trent Reznor - On September 21, 2012, Reznor announced that the group's next release would be an EP entitled "An Omen EP", set for release on Columbia Records in November 2012, and that some of the EP's songs would later appear on the band's first full length album in 2013

 

Olly Murs - Murs was set to release 'In Case You Didn't Know' as his debut U.S. album on 25 September 2012, through Columbia, however Examiner.com reported on 2 September that the release had been 'postponed until further notice', with no definite new release date given

 

As of October 2012, there are currently 85 recording artists signed to Columbia Records, making it the largest of the three flagship labels owned by Sony Music add something

 

Trent Reznor - Reznor's first album released through a major label after his return was How to Destroy Angels' "An Omen" EP released in November 2012 through Columbia Records

 

Sans attendre - "'Sans attendre"' is a French-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Columbia Records on November 2, 2012

 

The label is headed by chairman Rob Stringer, along with executive vice president and general manager Joel Klaiman, who joined the label in December 2012 add something

 

Heart (band) - On December 26, 2012 CBS televised the annual Kennedy Center Honors which recognizes artists for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts


2013

Trent Reznor - In 2013 Nine Inch Nails returned to large record labels, signing with Columbia Records

 

Trent Reznor - In 2013, Reznor returned to Columbia Records for "Hesitation Marks", the eighth Nine Inch Nails studio album

 

Daft Punk - In January 2013, Daft Punk left EMI Records for Sony Music Entertainment's subsidiary label Columbia, and released "Random Access Memories" in 2013 to critical acclaim

 

Random Access Memories - In January 2013, de Homem-Christo first revealed that Daft Punk was in the process of signing with Sony Music Entertainment through the Columbia Records label, and that the album would have a spring release

 

Daft Punk - In January 2013, de Homem-Christo revealed that Daft Punk was in the process of signing with Sony Music Entertainment through the Columbia Records label, and that the album would have a spring release

 

As of March 2013, Columbia Records was home to 90 artists add something

 

Random Access Memories - It was released by the duo's imprint Daft Life, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, on 17 May 2013

 

Get Lucky (Daft Punk song) - A trailer for the official "Get Lucky" remix was released via the Columbia Records &YouTube channel on 25 June 2013, featuring a group of dancers

 

Earl Sweatshirt - "Doris" was released on August 20, 2013, under Tan Cressida and Columbia Records

 

Bob Dylan - In September 2013, Columbia Records announced the release, on November 4, of the "Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection: Vol. One", a boxed set which will contain all 35 of Dylan's studio albums, six albums of live recordings, and a collection, entitled "Sidetracks", of singles, songs from films and non-album material

 

T.I. - In November 2013, T.I. announced that he had signed himself and Grand Hustle to Columbia Records

 

Bob Dylan - On November 4, 2013, Columbia Records released "Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection: Vol. One", a boxed set containing all 35 of Dylan's studio albums, six albums of live recordings, and a collection, entitled "Sidetracks", of singles, songs from films and non-album material

 

T.I. - T.I. announced on November 22, 2013, that he had signed to Columbia Records to release his next album

 

Happy (Pharrell Williams song) - In a December 2013 press release, Rob Stringer, Chairman of Columbia Records, said "When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again

 

Happy (Pharrell Williams song) - The song was reissued on December 16, 2013, by Back Lot Music under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music

 

Happy (Pharrell Williams song) - On December 17, 2013, it was announced that Williams had signed to Columbia Records and would release his second studio album in 2014


2014

Katharine McPhee - Her latest album is expected to be released in early 2014 under Columbia Records

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - The soundtrack for the film was released on April 22, 2014 by Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records

 

Victoria Justice - On May 3, 2014 Victoria Justice announced during a live chat that she and Columbia Records had disagreements and that the progress on her album had ended

 

XO (song) - It was made available for digital download by Columbia Records on May 27, 2014

 

Victoria Justice - In August 2014, Billboard revealed that Justice had left Columbia Records, but is recording new music, to be released "next year sometime

 

Leonard Cohen - Cohen will release his 13th studio album, "Popular Problems", on Columbia Records a day after his 80th birthday on September 22, 2014

 

Pharrell Williams - Pharrell Williams is the executive producer of Atlanta rapper T.I.'s ninth studio album, "Paperwork", which was released on October 21, 2014 by Grand Hustle and Columbia Records


2018

On January 2, 2018, Ron Perry was named as the CEO of Columbia Records add something