Ode Records was an American record label, started by Lou Adler in 1967 after he sold Dunhill Records to ABC Records. It was distributed by CBS Records until 1969. Between 1970 and 1976 the label was distributed by A&M Records, from 1976 onward it was distributed by CBS subsidiary Epic.

Ode Records
Founded1967 (1967)
FounderLou Adler
Defunct1989 (1989)
Country of originUnited States

Adler reactivated the label several times, including another short run with A&M in 1989 as Ode Sounds and Visuals. It was disbanded when A&M was sold to PolyGram in late 1989.

Ode is now part of Sony Music Entertainment (the successor to CBS), but the Cheech & Chong catalogue is controlled by Warner Music Group and the soundtrack to The Rocky Horror Picture Show is still owned by Adler.


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  • Ode Records Ode Records history with US and international discographies, Billboard performance, artist roster.