|Parent company||Sony BMG|
|Distributing label||Columbia Records (In the U.S. and U.K.)|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
Columbia Records is an American record label that formed in 1888. It is the oldest existing record company in the world. Its parent company is now Sony BMG. Over the years, some of the artists and bands that have been signed to the label include Aretha Franklin, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Janis Joplin, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and hundreds of other artists.