Sony Music Latin

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Sony Music Latin
Sony Music Latin.jpg
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1980
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

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


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.[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[edit]

List of artists on Sony Music Latin[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moreno, Tony (December 1, 1979). "CBS Records Sets Plans For Latin Product Distribution". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 91 (48): 14. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Lannert, John (July 11, 1992). "Latin Notas". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 104 (28): 32. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (June 7, 2003). "Two Latin Labels Get New Leaders". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 115 (23): 69. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Christman, Ed; Cobo, Leila (October 9, 2004). "Sony BMG Tackles Sales, Latin". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 116 (41): 8. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  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. 

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