The company was originally established in 1970 as "MCA Records (Canada)", a division of "MCA Canada Ltd.", the Canadian subsidiary of "MCA Inc.". The name was changed in 1986 into "MCA Records Canada".
At various times the company has distributed in Canada the US labels Chess, Chrysalis, Decca, Geffen, DGC, GRP, Impact, Impulse, I.R.S., Mechanic, Motown, Narada, Reunion, Roadracer, Sona Gia, TVT, UNI, and Zebra.
MCA Records Canada also has handled distribution for the Canadian independent labels Duke Street, Justin Entertainment, and Trafic.
In 1995, Seagram acquired 80% of MCA Inc. "MCA Records Canada" was renamed "Universal Music (Canada)".
MCA Records Ltd. (UK)