Ariola - Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
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Ariola - Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

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Year of Foundation:  1958

Bertelsmann founded the label in 1958 and primarily served the Lesering and the Schallplattenring (reading and record clubs). Ariola became well known through artists like Peter Alexander and Udo Jürgens, later expanding internationally and in the U.S.A. At the beginning of the 1970’s Ariola counted as one of the seven largest labels in Germany. Today they have primarily German pop music under contract. In 2004 the label Ariola became part of the joint venture Sony BMG Music Entertainment. On the 5th of August their dissolution was announced. Sony acquired the parts from Bertelsmann and has operated since under the name Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH.

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Website:  Homepage Ariola