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Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., former owner of the various CBS companies, was established in 1928, and in 1961, its recorded music division CBS Records was founded. It was initially set up to distribute and market releases on the CBS label overseas, from their US catalog owned by their subsidiary Columbia Records, Inc.

This was mainly for Columbia releases due to trademark copyrights. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. couldn't use that brand outside the US, because Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) subsidiary Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. (later The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) owned the rights to the Columbia brand in most of the rest of the world, and Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. still has the rights to the name in Japan.

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. set up a number of companies to market CBS releases. Examples are CBS Disques S.A. in France, CBS Grammofoonplaten B.V. in the Netherlands and CBS Schallplatten GmbH in Germany.

In the UK, the CBS label was initially distributed by Philips Records Ltd. from May 1, 1962 until the acquisition of Oriole Records Limited in 1964, which was renamed CBS Records Limited. on April 1, 1965 and subsequently took this role.

These companies also used the CBS label to release records by locally signed artists.

On January 5, 1988, CBS Records, including the sublabels Columbia and Epic, were sold by CBS Inc. (formerly known as Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.) to Sony Corporation of Japan. CBS Inc. granted Sony Corporation a temporary license to use the CBS brand for three years. Sony Corporation acquired the international rights for Columbia from EMI Records Ltd. on October 15, 1990.

Sony Corporation began using Columbia as a worldwide label instead of CBS on January 1, 1991, except in Spain and Japan, where the rights were owned respectively by BMG and Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. The holding company CBS Records Inc. was renamed Sony Music Entertainment Inc. on the same date. The rights to the CBS brand were returned to CBS Inc. Sony Corporation acquired the rights for Columbia in Spain on August 5, 2004 when Sony BMG Music Entertainment was established.

On December 15, 2006, CBS Broadcasting Inc., the successor of CBS Inc., revived the CBS Records brand. The label uses CBS' television networks and its other mass media platforms to market their artists. They also release soundtracks of CBS television shows. The new CBS Records label is not related to the former CBS Records business or its artists or assets.

Label code: LC 0149 (only used until 1991 and on reissues)
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51 West, 6 Sets Bailables, Aimez-Vous Le Jazz / Do You Like Jazz ?, AKT, April Orchestra, Archive Series (18), Back Tracks, Bobcat Records, Cameo (6), Caribou Records, CBS Classics, CBS Columbia, CBS Disque Livre, CBS Education, CBS Great Performances, CBS Hall Of Fame, CBS Harmony, CBS Jazz Masterpieces, CBS Jeunesse, CBS Mastersound, CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks Digital, CBS Meister Konzert, CBS Radio Programs, CBS RadioRadio, CBS Records, CBS Special Products, Chycago International Music (C.I.M.), Collection Chouette, Collection Peluche, Collector's Choice (3), Collector's Series (14), Comfenalco, Das Vermächtnis Des Inka, Das waren Hits, Der Goldene Schlüssel, Der Schatz Im Silbersee, Direction, Discos CBS, Entrance, Entré (2), FM (3), Gazette, Golden Hits (2), Golden Oldies (13), Goldie, Grands Interprètes, Grands Interprètes De La Musique De Chambre, Grimms Märchen (2), Hall Of Fame Hits, Hilde Nocker Erzählt Sandmännchen-Geschichten, Hit Cassette (2), Horizons Classiques, I ♥ Jazz, Ihre Wunschmelodie, Inheritance, J'y Suis Pour Quelque Chose, Jazzotheque, Les Grands Classiques, Linea Joven, Marginal (2), Mein Kleines Pony, Memorias Del Pop, Musica Più, Musiques & Traditions du Monde, My Disc Records, Nice Price, Oldiethek, Original Volksmusik Aus Österreich, Panki, Panorama (28), Pasha, Pavillion, Precision (3), Priority Records (4), Private I Records, Public, Quartz's, Radio Clubhits, Realm Jazz Series, Redhot, SCOUTS - Abenteuer Mit Einer Zeitmaschine, Sélection Prix D'Ami, Serie Oro (8), Serie Rubino, Seven Single (2), Siegfried (2), Subscape, Super Stereo, Terrytoons, The 12" Mixes, The 12" Tape, The Golden Era Of Pop Music, The Music Compagny, The Music Of Arnold Schoenberg (2), The Original Sound Track Recordings, The Sound Of Rock, The Tales Of Beatrix Potter, UPC Records, Winnetou (3), Winnetou II
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Concerto N°1 En Mi Mineur Pour Piano Et Orchestre, Op. 11  album cover Gilels* ; Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra* / Chopin* Gilels* ; Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra* / Chopin* - Concerto N°1 En Mi Mineur Pour Piano Et Orchestre, Op. 11(LP, Album, Gat) CBS France Unknown Sell This Version
Poses / Amour Année Zéro  album cover Alain Chamfort Poses / Amour Année Zéro(2xCD, Comp) CBS France 1989 Sell This Version
- The Sounds Of Broadway  album cover Various The Sounds Of Broadway(9xLP, Comp + LP, Bon + Box) Reader's Digest, CBS - Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7801 Always In My Heart   album cover Ray Conniff Always In My Heart (CD, Album, Club) CBS 1CD 7801 US 1988 Sell This Version
1P 7017 The Year In Music's Greatest Hits (Easy Listening Edition)  album cover The Realistics (4) The Year In Music's Greatest Hits (Easy Listening Edition)(LP, Album) Columbia House 1P 7017 US 1979 Sell This Version
1P 7769 30th Anniversary Edition  album cover Ray Conniff 30th Anniversary Edition(LP, Album) CBS 1P 7769 US 1986 Sell This Version
1P-7801 Ray Conniff Always In My Heart(LP, Album) CBS 1P-7801 US 1988 Sell This Version
1R1 6474 Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits  album cover Chicago (2) Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Comp, Club) CBS 1R1 6474 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 7232 W.A. Mozart* - Jean-Pierre RampalMarielle NordmannPierre PierlotEnglish Chamber Orchestra W.A. Mozart* - Jean-Pierre RampalMarielle NordmannPierre PierlotEnglish Chamber Orchestra - Concerto For Oboe / Concerto for Flute and Harp / Rondo in D(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) CBS 1R1 7232 US 1980 Sell This Version
1R1 7279 Billy The Kid / Rodeo  album cover Copland*, Bernstein*, New York Philharmonic* Copland*, Bernstein*, New York Philharmonic* - Billy The Kid / Rodeo(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, RE) CBS 1R1 7279 US 1981 Sell This Version
1R1-7506 The Best Of Liona Boyd  album cover Liona Boyd The Best Of Liona Boyd(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Comp) CBS 1R1-7506 US 1982 Sell This Version
1R1 7581 The Guitar Is The Song  album cover John Williams (7) The Guitar Is The Song(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) CBS 1R1 7581 US 1983 Sell This Version
1R1 7661 Bolling Suite For Cello & Jazz Piano Trio  album cover Claude Bolling & Yo-Yo Ma Claude Bolling & Yo-Yo Ma - Bolling Suite For Cello & Jazz Piano Trio(Reel, Club) CBS 1R1 7661 US 1984 Sell This Version
1R2 6130 Vikki Carr Live At The Greek Theatre(2xReel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) CBS 1R2 6130 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1T1 7769 30th Anniversary Edition  album cover Ray Conniff 30th Anniversary Edition(Cass, Album) CBS 1T1 7769 US 1986 Sell This Version
002 It's Only Rock 'N Roll  album cover The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'N Roll (Album) 002 US 1989 Sell This Version
002 Tanzen Bewegen Darstellen  album cover Sportpädagogik Tanzen Bewegen Darstellen(LP, Album) Friedrich Verlag 002 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
2BA001 Absolutely!  album cover Eurogliders Absolutely!(2x7", Single) CBS 2BA001 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2BP-220014 Johnny Cash Sings The Ballads Of The True West  album cover Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Sings The Ballads Of The True West(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS 2BP-220014 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2BP-220019 Blonde On Blonde  album cover Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde(2xLP, Album, Mono) CBS 2BP-220019 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
2BP-220058 The World's Greatest Blues Singer  album cover Bessie Smith The World's Greatest Blues Singer(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2BP-220058 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
2BP 220072 Empty Bed Blues  album cover Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) CBS, CBS 2BP 220072 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2BP-220079 The Noel Coward Album  album cover Noël Coward The Noel Coward Album(2xLP, Mono, RE) CBS 2BP-220079 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2BP 220082 The Empress  album cover Bessie Smith The Empress(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) CBS, CBS 2BP 220082 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2BP 220087 The Genius Of Louis Armstrong Volume 1: 1923-1933  album cover Louis Armstrong The Genius Of Louis Armstrong Volume 1: 1923-1933(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS 2BP 220087 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2BP-220090 The Lotte Lenya Album  album cover Lotte Lenya The Lotte Lenya Album(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2BP-220090 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BP 220093 God Bless The Child  album cover Billie Holiday God Bless The Child(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS 2BP 220093 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BP 220094 Solo Flight - The Genius Of Charlie Christian  album cover Charlie Christian Solo Flight - The Genius Of Charlie Christian(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS 2BP 220094 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BP 220097 Super Chief  album cover Count Basie Super Chief(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) CBS 2BP 220097 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BP-220106 The Anna Russell Album?  album cover Anna Russell The Anna Russell Album?(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) CBS 2BP-220106 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2BP 460501 At Carnegie Hall  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall(2xLP, Album, Mono) CBS 2BP 460501 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
2-C2L0023 Delicate Sound Of Thunder  album cover Pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of Thunder(2xCass, Album) CBS 2-C2L0023 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
2 CDN 12 Northern Stars  album cover Various Northern Stars(2xLP, Promo, Smplr) CBS, CBS, CBS 2 CDN 12 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2CDN-112 CBS The Music Sampler -  Volume 2  album cover Various CBS The Music Sampler - Volume 2(2xLP, Promo, Smplr) CBS 2CDN-112 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
2CDN 78, 79-A, 79-B, 80-A, 80-B Give The Gift Of Music: There Is No Better Way To Wrap Up Your Feelings!  album cover Various Give The Gift Of Music: There Is No Better Way To Wrap Up Your Feelings!(LP, Album, Comp, Promo) CBS 2CDN 78, 79-A, 79-B, 80-A, 80-B Canada 1982 Sell This Version
2CP2 Guitar Virtuosos  album cover Various Guitar Virtuosos(2xLP, Comp) CBS, CBS 2CP2 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2CP 7 Misty / Concert By The Sea  album cover Erroll Garner Misty / Concert By The Sea(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS 2CP 7 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
2CP 11 Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin/Soul Sister(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 11 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
2CP 12 It's Uptown / The George Benson Cookbook  album cover George Benson Quartet* It's Uptown / The George Benson Cookbook(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Blue Diamond, CBS 2CP 12 US 1985 Sell This Version
2CP 13 King Of The Delta Blues Singers Volumes 1&2  album cover Robert Johnson King Of The Delta Blues Singers Volumes 1&2(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 13 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
2CP 17 St. Louis Blues  album cover Louis Armstrong St. Louis Blues(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 17 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2CP 19 Billie Holiday Billie's Blues(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 19 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2CP 21 Various The Best Of The 50's & 60's Vol. 1(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 21 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2CP 23 Rock Of Ages  album cover Mahalia Jackson Rock Of Ages(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CP 23 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2CSP 001 Country Classics  album cover Johnny Cash Country Classics(2xLP, Album, Comp) CBS 2CSP 001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2CSP 002 The Best Of Donovan  album cover Donovan The Best Of Donovan(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 002 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
2CSP 003 1968 - 1971 The Collection  album cover Fleetwood Mac 1968 - 1971 The Collection(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 003 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
2CSP 006 The New Rock 'N' Roll The A - Z Of Rock In The '80s  album cover Various The New Rock 'N' Roll The A - Z Of Rock In The '80s(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 006 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
2CSP 007 Music Of The 80's  album cover Various Music Of The 80's(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 007 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 Sandinista!  album cover The Clash Sandinista!(2xLP, Album) CBS 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2EPC 0040 The Final  album cover Wham! The Final(Cass, Comp) CBS, Epic 2EPC 0040 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
2GHST 2012 The Concert In Central Park  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* The Concert In Central Park(Cass, Album) CBS 2GHST 2012 Malaysia 1982 Sell This Version
02L-70302 Album De Oro Con Sus 30 Grande Exitos  album cover Jorge Negrete Album De Oro Con Sus 30 Grande Exitos(2xLP, Comp) CBS 02L-70302 US 1986 Sell This Version
2MML 003 Various Country 40 Magic Moments(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2MML 003 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2MML 005 Broadway 40 Magic Moments  album cover Various Broadway 40 Magic Moments(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2MML 005 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
2P 6272 Fillin' the Gap  album cover Gary Puckett & the Union Gap Fillin' the Gap(LP, Comp) CBS 2P 6272 US 1975 Sell This Version
2PC 165 On Your Feet Or On Your Knees  album cover Blue Öyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC 165 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
2PC 176 Agharta  album cover Miles Davis Agharta(Cass, Album, Pap) CBS 2PC 176 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
2PC 184 Neil Diamond Love At The Greek - Recorded Live At The Greek Theatre(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC 184 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
2PC 196 Moonflower  album cover Santana Moonflower (Album) 2PC 196 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
2PC 201 The War Of The Worlds  album cover Jeff Wayne The War Of The Worlds (Album) 2PC 201 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
2PC 210 Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC 210 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
2PC 211 Bob Dylan At Budokan  album cover Bob Dylan Bob Dylan At Budokan (Album) 2PC 211 US 1978 Sell This Version
2PC216 The Wall  album cover Pink Floyd The Wall (Album) 2PC216 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
2PC 235 The River  album cover Bruce Springsteen The River(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC 235 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2PC244 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC244 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2PC 249 Jane Fonda's Workout Tape  album cover Various Jane Fonda's Workout Tape(Cass, Album) CBS 2PC 249 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
2PC 253 Dance Rap  album cover Various Dance Rap(Cass, Album, Comp) CBS 2PC 253 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
2PC 260 Dance Rap '84  album cover Various Dance Rap '84(Cass, Comp) CBS 2PC 260 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
2PC 263 Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II  album cover Billy Joel Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (Comp) 2PC 263 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
2PC 265 The Extended Hit Summer '85  album cover Various The Extended Hit Summer '85(Cass, Comp) CBS 2PC 265 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
2RC312 The Great Beethoven & Brahms Violin Concertos  album cover Isaac Stern The Great Beethoven & Brahms Violin Concertos(Cass) CBS 2RC312 Unknown Sell This Version
2SBP 474214 Dave Brubeck's All-Time Greatest Hits  album cover Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck's All-Time Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp, Gat) CBS 2SBP 474214 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
2SBP 474246 The All-Time Hits Of Pop Music  album cover Various The All-Time Hits Of Pop Music(2xLP, Comp, Gat) CBS 2SBP 474246 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
2 SBP 474273 Janis  album cover Janis Joplin Janis(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) CBS, CBS 2 SBP 474273 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
2SBP 474334 The Basement Tapes  album cover Bob Dylan & The Band Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes(2xLP, Album) CBS 2SBP 474334 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
2YLA 1650 New Sound Tangos  album cover Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre New Sound Tangos(LP, Album) His Master's Voice 2YLA 1650 Israel 1968 Sell This Version
3BP 220001 The Golden Years  album cover Billie Holiday The Golden Years(3xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) CBS 3BP 220001 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
3BR 220015 Three Favorite Ballets: Stravinsky Conducts Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite Of Spring  album cover Stravinsky*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra Stravinsky*, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Three Favorite Ballets: Stravinsky Conducts Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite Of Spring(3xLP, Mono) CBS 3BR 220015 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
3CP 001 Country Spirit  album cover Various Country Spirit(3xLP, Comp, Gat) CBS 3CP 001 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
3CT 36866 Classic Christmas  album cover Johnny Cash Classic Christmas(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia 3CT 36866 US 1980 Sell This Version
3PC 502 Masterpieces  album cover Bob Dylan Masterpieces(2xCass, Comp, RE) CBS 3PC 502 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
03SC25 Romantico Y Ranchero   album cover Leo Dan Romantico Y Ranchero (3xLP, Comp) CBS 03SC25 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
4CC-46802 Kickin' Afrolistics  album cover The Afros Kickin' Afrolistics(Cass, Album, Promo) JMJ, Rush Associated Labels, CBS 4CC-46802 US 1990 Sell This Version
4CT7481 If You Let Me Stay  album cover Terence Trent D'Arby If You Let Me Stay(Cass, Maxi) CBS 4CT7481 US 1987 Sell This Version
4CX 00039 Aerosmith's Greatest Hits  album cover Aerosmith Aerosmith's Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Cla) CBS 4CX 00039 India 1995 Sell This Version
4CX 00064 Early Music  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers Early Music(Cass, Comp, Cla) Epic, CBS, Pan Music 4CX 00064 India 1992 Sell This Version
4CX 00065 The Birth Of A Legend  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers Featuring Peter Tosh Bob Marley & The Wailers Featuring Peter Tosh - The Birth Of A Legend(Cass, Comp, Cla) Epic, CBS, Pan Music, Epic 4CX 00065 India 1992 Sell This Version
4CX 1180 Darbari Todi Sohni Aslam Khan  album cover Ustad Aslam Khan Darbari Todi Sohni Aslam Khan(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX 1180 India 1987 Sell This Version
4CX 01209 Eye Catcher  album cover The Epidemics - Shankar & Caroline* Eye Catcher(Cass, Album) CBS, Lollipop Records 4CX 01209 India 1989 Sell This Version
4CX 01233 Colours (Golden Krithis)  album cover Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan & Zakir Hussain Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan & Zakir Hussain - Colours (Golden Krithis)(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX 01233 India Unknown Sell This Version
4CX-10007 52nd Street  album cover Billy Joel 52nd Street(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX-10007 India 1978 Sell This Version
4CX-10039A The Concert In Central Park  album cover Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park(2xCass, Album) CBS, CBS 4CX-10039A India 1982 Sell This Version
4CX-10067 Wynton Marsalis  album cover Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX-10067 India 1983 Sell This Version
4CX 10100 Defenders Of The Faith  album cover Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX 10100 India 1984 Sell This Version
4CX-10103 She's So Unusual  album cover Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual(Cass, Album) CBS, Epic 4CX-10103 India 1983 Sell This Version
4CX-10161 Greatest Hits  album cover Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) CBS 4CX-10161 India 1985 Sell This Version
4CX-10171 Mr. Bad Guy  album cover Freddie Mercury Mr. Bad Guy(Cass, Album) CBS 4CX-10171 India 1985 Sell This Version
4CX 10182 The Genius Of Ravi Shankar  album cover Ravi Shankar The Genius Of Ravi Shankar(Cass, RE) CBS 4CX 10182 India 1991 Sell This Version
4CX-10221 The Best Of Mahavishnu Orchestra  album cover Mahavishnu Orchestra The Best Of Mahavishnu Orchestra(Cass, Comp) CBS 4CX-10221 India 1986 Sell This Version