RCA Records

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RCA Records is a music label in New York City and part of Sony Music Entertainment . The abbreviation RCA is derived from the Radio Corporation of America , from which the company emerged.

The RCA label family

There are three RCA labels that work together:


In 1986, due to large debts, RCA was sold to its former founder, General Electric . General Electric decided to sell the record business to the German media group Bertelsmann .

In 2005 the German Bertelsmann Music Group merged with the Japanese Sony Music, creating one of the largest record companies, Sony-BMG . On August 5, 2008, Bertelsmann and Sony announced the dissolution of the Sony BMG joint venture . Sony took over the shares from Bertelsmann and has operated under the name Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Well-known artists (selection)

The following artists are or have been under contract with RCA:

Web links

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