Arista Records

Arista Records, Inc. (/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 handled by Bertelsmann Music Group. The label was founded in November 1974 by Clive Davis. Along with Epic Records, RCA Records, and Columbia Records, Arista is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels.

Arista Records, Inc.
Parent company
Founded1974 (1974); 47 years ago
FounderClive Davis
  • Self-distributed (U.S.)
  • Sony Music Entertainment (worldwide)
  • Legacy Recordings (reissues)
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.