Arista Records

Arista Records (/əˈrɪstə/) is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was previously handled by BMG Entertainment, the North American division of German conglomerate Bertelsmann. Though the label was founded in November 1974 by Clive Davis, Arista in its current form was re-established in 2018. Along with Epic Records, RCA Records, and Columbia Records, Arista is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels.

Arista Records
Parent company
Founded1974; 48 years ago (1974) (original label; as Arista Records, Inc.)
2018; 4 years ago (2018) (current form; as Arista Records LLC)
FounderClive Davis
  • Self-distributed (U.S.)
  • Sony Music Entertainment (worldwide)
  • Legacy Recordings (reissues)
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City, U.S.

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