The springboard for great American music.
From the 1920s onward, Columbia Records has been the springboard for great American music. Robert Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Gould, Miles Davis, Leonard Bernstien, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Chicago, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Wynton Marsalis, Public Enemy, Pearl Jam and Destiny's Child have all recorded on the Columbia label. The great impresario John Hammond practically invented the practice of A&R - artists and repertoire. His successor, Clive Davis, became a legend in our time. Without these leaders, the notion that a record label could spawn so many amazing musical careers would simply not exist. The red label and "eye" logo are iconic. Now a division of Sony Music, Columbia Records remains a dominant presence in the recorded music industry.
Miguel, United States - 29 July 2005