Sometimes indicated as Legacy Recordings. not to be confused with Legacy Recordings.
Sony Music set up Legacy recordings in 1990 to restore and release the 100+-year-old catalogue housed in the Sony archive. The labels covered by Legacy's brief include the frontline Columbia and Epic imprints, plus the historic American Record Corporation (ARC), Okeh, Brunswick, Ode Records (2) and Vocalion (2) labels.
Label Code: LC 2361 / LC 02361 (from 1999)
For unofficial releases, see Legacy (3).
ABOUT LEGACY RECORDINGS
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy’s original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Records (including Philadelphia International Records) and associated CBS labels. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for the preservation and ongoing availability of recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including American, Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others.