Jive Records (later stylized as JIVE Records) was an American independent record label founded by Clive Calder in 1981 as a subsidiary to the Zomba Group. In the US, the label had offices in New York City and Chicago. Jive was best known for its successes with hip hop, R&B, and dance acts in the 1980s and 1990s, along with teen pop and boy bands during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
|Parent company||Sony Music Entertainment|
|Defunct||October 7, 2011|
|Distributor(s)||Legacy Recordings (reissues)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||New York, Chicago|
Jive was acquired by Bertelsmann Music Group in 2002. In 2008, BMG itself was bought out by Sony Music Entertainment. Jive Records thereupon remained a unit wholly owned by Sony up until the label’s dissolution in 2011, when Jive was absorbed into RCA Records.