CBS Records

CBS Records

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This article is about the record label founded in 2006.
For the earlier CBS Records label, see Columbia Records.
For the earlier CBS Records company, see Sony Music Entertainment.
CBS Records
Parent company CBS Corporation
Founded 2006
Founder(s) Leslie Moonves
Distributing label RED Distribution
Genre(s) Various
Country of origin  United States
Location CBS Television City in Los Angeles
Official Website

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.

This incarnation of 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. The new CBS Records is headquartered at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The earlier incarnation originated in the early 1960s: Columbia Records products were released under the CBS Records label outside the US and Canada. This was necessary because EMI owned another record label by the same name, which operated in every market except North America, Spain and Japan. CBS sold the record company in 1988 to Sony Corporation of America. In 1991, the CBS Records label was officially renamed Columbia Records and the CBS Records company was renamed Sony Music Entertainment.[1]

Current roster


  • Will Dailey
  • Keaton Simons
  • Karmina
  • Sharon Little
  • P.J. Olsson
  • Señor Happy
  • The Wilshires
  • You Are I Am


See also

  • List of record labels


  1. CBS Records Changes Name, The New York Times, 1990-10-16. URL accessed on 2010-04-01.

External links

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