Sony Music Latin

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Sony Music Latin
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Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded
  • 1980; 36 years ago (1980) (as CBS Discos)
  • 1991 (1991) (as Sony Discos)
  • 2003 (2003) (as Sony Norte)
  • 2004 (2004) (as Sony BMG Norte)
  • 2009 (2009) (as Sony Music Latin)
Distributor(s)
  • Self-distributed
  • (in the US)
  • Sony Music Distribution
  • (outside the US)
Genre Latin
Country of origin United States
Location Miami, Florida, U.S.
Official website sonymusiclatin.com

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

History[edit]

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] Nir Seroussi is the current President of Sony Music Latin.

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]

List of former artists on Sony Music Latin[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[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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