Ariola Records

Ariola Records

Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Ariola setup several subsidiaries: Ariola America was founded in 1975 in Los Angeles, Ariola-Athena to release spoken word records, Ariola Benelux was founded in 1970 to cover the Benelux market, Ariola Eurodisc was a Spanish division of Ariola, founded in 1970, Ariola UK the UK based subsidiary of Ariola was founded in 1977, Baccarola, Türküola for the Turkish market, Eurodisc to release disco records in France - most successfully with Amanda Lear and Jupiter Records for German schlager ("German folk") and disco like for instance group Dschinghis Khan.

It acquired both Arista Records and German rival label Hansa Records at the end of the 1970s.

See also

* List of record labels

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