Walt Disney Records
Walt Disney Records is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label releases soundtrack albums from Disney's motion picture studios, television series, theme parks, and traditional studio albums produced by its roster of pop, teen pop, and country artists.
|Walt Disney Records|
|Parent company||Disney Music Group|
|Founded||February 4, 1956 (as Disneyland Records)|
|Distributor(s)||Universal Music Group|
|Genre||Various, predominantly Pop and Soundtrack|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||500 S. Buena Vista Street,|
The label was founded on February 4, 1956 as Disneyland Records. Before that time, Disney recordings were licensed to a variety of other labels such as RCA, Decca, Capitol, ABC-Paramount, and United Artists. It was Walt Disney’s brother Roy O. Disney who suggested that Walt Disney Productions (now The Walt Disney Company) should form their own record label. Roy enlisted longtime staffer Jimmy Johnson to head this new division. It adopted its current name in 1989 for the flagship Disney Music Group label and is distributed by Universal Music Group.