Arista Records

New York, NY


New York City

Arista Records Arista Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was previously handled by Bertelsmann Music Group. The label was founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, who formerly worked for Columbia Records. Until its demise in 2011, it was a major distributor and promoter of albums throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Along with Columbia, RCA, and Epic, Arista is one of Sony's four flagship record labels. In July 2018, Sony revived the Arista label.

Year established: 1974

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At Last...The Duets Album

Kenny G
published: December 30, 2004

Master Hits

Alan Parsons Project
published: February 01, 2001

The Strange Remain

The Other Ones
published: March 01, 1999

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