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

Sony Music Latin
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Parent companySony Music
Founded
  • 1980; 39 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)
GenreLatin
Country of originUnited States
LocationMiami, Florida, U.S.
Official websitesonymusiclatin.com

HistoryEdit

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 LatinEdit

List of artists on Sony Music LatinEdit

List of former artists on Sony Music LatinEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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