River North Records

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River North Records was a Chicago-based record company. It was a subsidiary of Platinum Entertainment.


River North Records was created by Steve Devick in 1994. It was named and created after River North Studios, which was also created by Devick. The single, "I Want to Be Like Mike" (in reference to Michael Jordan) was recorded for River North in 1991, based on a very popular commercial jingle created by Devick for Gatorade.[1]


In 1993, River North Records signed a deal with vocalist Peter Cetera to record some of Cetera's albums. The albums were released in 1994. Billy Idol, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, and Dionne Warwick are some other artists that have recorded for River North Records.[2]

The label also had a Nashville, Tennessee division specializing in country music which opened in 1994 .[3] This label's first signee was Holly Dunn. The label folded in 1998.

Former artists[edit]


River North Studios had a 1,400-square-foot facility at 610 North Fairbanks Court in Chicago.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "History of Platinum Entertainment, Inc. – FundingUniverse". www.fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  2. ^ David, Rothschild (29 October 1993). "Peter Cetera". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  3. ^ "Exec's 'Harebrained' Schemes Fuel New Label's Progress - Chicago Tribune". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2014-11-26.