RCA Records

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RCA Records is an American record label currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. It is one of Sony Music's four flagship labels, alongside RCA's former long-time rival Columbia Records; also Arista Records, and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, classical, rock, hip hop, afrobeat, electronic, R&B, blues, jazz, and country. Its name is derived from the initials of its defunct parent company, the Radio Corporation of America[3] (RCA). RCA Records was fully acquired by Bertelsmann in 1987, making it a part of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and became a part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment after the 2004 merger of BMG and Sony; it was acquired by the latter in 2008, after the dissolution of Sony/BMG and the restructuring of Sony Music. RCA Records is the corporate successor of the Victor Talking Machine Company, founded in 1901, making it the second-oldest record label in American history, after sister label Columbia Records, founded in 1889.

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RCA Records
Logo used since 2015; it was first used from 1968 to 1987.
Parent company
FoundedJanuary 9, 1900; 123 years ago (1900-01-09) (as Consolidated Talking Machine Company)[1][2]
  • Sony Music Entertainment (International)
  • RCA Label Group (UK)
  • Legacy Recordings (reissues)
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City
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