Arista Records

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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 a division of BMG Entertainment, the North American division of German conglomerate Bertelsmann. Founded in November 1974 by Clive Davis and deactivated in 2011, Arista was re-established in 2018. Along with RCA Records, Columbia Records, and Epic Records, it is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels.

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Arista Records
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Parent company
Founded1974; 50 years ago (1974) (original label; as Arista Records, Inc.)
2018; 6 years ago (2018) (as Arista Records LLC)
FounderClive Davis
StatusActive
Distributor(s)
  • Self-distributed (U.S.)
  • Sony Music Entertainment (International)
  • Legacy Recordings (reissues)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Official websitearistarecordings.com
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