RCA Retires Arista, Jive, and J Records Labels
Posted on Fri Oct 7, 2011 11:39 AM PDT

rca200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - RCA Records is shutting down its Arista, Jive, and J Records labels.

Arista, founded by Clive Davis in 1974, was the label of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Barry Manilow.

Jive, founded in 1977, signed pop acts Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

J Records, founded in 2000, was home to Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx.

All Arista, Jive, and J Records artists will now fall under the RCA label.

“The concept is that there is value in branding RCA and not having it confused or diluted by other labels,” Tom Corson, who was promoted to president and COO of RCA Records in August, told The Hollywood Reporter. “The artists have all been supportive. We didn’t make this move without consulting our artists, and we haven’t had any push-back. Frankly, they’re the brand. We’re defined by our artists.”