Columbia Records is a music company founded in New York City on January 15, 1889, by Edward D. Easton. The company, also known as Columbia, is headquartered in New York City and operates in the United States.
Columbia Records is a subsidiary of Sony Music and has been a part of other parent organizations, including Sony BMG and CBS. The company has founded other subsidiaries, such as Columbia House and Epic Records. As an organization, Columbia Records is also considered a company within the music industry.