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Walt Disney Records is the flagship record label of the Disney Music Group and is owned by the Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney Records was formed in 1956 as Disneyland Records. Before that time, Disney recordings were licensed out to a variety of other labels such as (RCA, Decca, Capitol, and ABC-Paramount Records). It was Walt Disney’s brother Roy O. Disney who suggested that Walt Disney Productions (now the modern-day Walt Disney Company) form their own record label. Roy enlisted long time staffer Jimmy Johnson to head this new division – Disneyland Records. It adopted its present name in 1989. The label currently releases soundtracks from Disney's motion pictures and theme parks, as well as, traditional studio albums produced by its roster of pop, teen pop, and country artists.


Marketing

Walt Disney Record's Marketing strategy is very closely linked with sister television channels Disney Channel and Disney XD. Snippets of music videos released by the label frequently show during ad breaks on the channels. Disney Channel also sometimes airs mini-doccumentaries (Hannah Montana Live! - 2007) or interview sessions with Walt Disney Records Artists.

Albums/artists

  • Ross Lynch (Solo only)
  • China Anne McClain
  • Shannon Saunders
  • Bella Thorne
  • Zendaya
  • Shealeigh (in association with Radio Disney)
  • Debby Ryan
  • The Muppets
  • Brian Wilson
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (on Vanity label Buena Vista Records)
  • Ralph's World
  • Imagination Movers
  • Nathan Pacheco (Disney Pearl/Buena Vista)
  • Wayne Brady (Buena Vista)
  • College 11

Former artists

  • Daft Punk
  • Hilary Duff
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Christina Aguilera
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • KSM
  • Johnny and the Sprites
  • The Doodlebops
  • Demi Lovato
  • Mitchel Musso
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Hannah Montana
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Drew Seeley
  • Christa Collins

Album series

  • Disneymania
  • Radio Disney Jams
  • Disney Karaoke Series

Note: Walt Disney Records also releases music under pseudo names such as Buena Vista Records, Disney Sound, and Disney Pearl Series labels.

Other Albums

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