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The Buena Vista Music Group is a collection of affiliated record labels all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company. The chairman of the group is Bob Cavallo, who reports to Dick Cook, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Dick Cook is the studio chief for the Walt Disney Company (officially, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios). ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


The group includes;

  • Buena Vista Records, a label devoted to soundtrack recordings of live-action Disney films, such as Mary Poppins (film) and Babes in Toyland (1961 film), as well as recordings by actors then under contract to Disney, such as Annette Funicello and Hayley Mills. Often, at the same time that Buena Vista Records released a genuine soundtrack album, Disneyland Records would release a less expensive cover version of the songs from that film. The label was later taken over by Walt Disney Records. The label is still active today and releases various content such as Baby Einstein CDs, karaoke CDs and has some recording artists.
  • Walt Disney Records, the flagship label of the group, founded in 1956 (as Disneyland Records) to release records of the music to Mickey Mouse shorts. Under the Disneyland label, it also released the soundtrack LP's of the animated Disney films. It now releases a broad range of Disney-themed music for kids, teens and families such as soundtracks to movies made by Walt Disney Pictures, original music from artists such as They Might Be Giants, and compilations of music made popular by Radio Disney.
  • Hollywood Records, primarily focusing on rock, pop music, and teen artists. The label was originally primarily a soundtrack label with few major artists, like Queen. But under the guidance of Bob Cavallo and Abbey Konowitch, the label now releases records from a variety of major artists such as: Hilary Duff, Breaking Benjamin, Aly & AJ, Indigo Girls, Jesse McCartney, Raven Symone, and Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
  • Lyric Street Records, a Nashville-based country music label with artists such as Rascal Flatts and SHeDAISY.
  • Mammoth Records, formerly based in North Carolina, still has well-known artists such as Los Lobos in its stable.
  • Walt Disney Music Publishing which controls music compositions for Disney's music heard in movies and theme parks. Divisions include Walt Disney Music Company, Wonderland Music Company, Seven Peaks Music, Seven Summits Music, Touchstone Pictures Music & Songs, Hollywood Pictures Music, HolPic Music, Buena Vista Music Company, Fuzzy Muppet Songs, Mad Muppet Melodies, Agarita Music, FFM Publishing, F T S Music, Saban Music U.S.A., ABC Family Music, Falferious Music, Five Hundred South Songs, Balanga Music and more.

The Buena Vista Music Group is a collection of affiliated record labels all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical) Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical film produced by Walt Disney, based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... Babes in Toyland is a 1961 musical film in Technicolor, directed by Jack Donohue, produced by Walt Disney, and distributed to theatres by Buena Vista Distribution. ... Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American singer and actress. ... Hayley Catherine Rose Vivian Mills (born April 18, 1946) is an English actress. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Mickey Mouse headshot The image above is proposed for deletion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American alternative rock duo consisting of John Linnell and John Flansburgh that formed in 1982. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hollywood Records. ... Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer, and spokesperson. ... Breaking Benjamin is an alternative metal band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ... It has been suggested that Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka be merged into this article or section. ... Indigo Girls are an American folk rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ... Jesse A. McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American pop singer and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor. ... Raven-Symone as Raven Raven-Symon Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA), known professionally as Raven-Symon , is an African American actress, singer, and former model. ... Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... SHeDAISY is an American country music group composed of three Osborn sisters: Kristyn Robyn (b. ... Founded in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. ... Los Lobos is an American rock band, heavily influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños. ... Walt Disney Music Company is a U.S. music publisher. ... Wonderland Music Company, Inc. ...


Buena Vista Music Group doesn't have its own distribution network, instead, relying on Universal in North America, Avex (in Japan) and, since September of 2005, EMI to distribute their work. In the past, Sony has been a distributor of Hollywood Records in mainland Asia. Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ...

In the UK, EMI are licensing Hollywood Records albums and branding them as EMI recordings, however North American recordings retain the more distinctive Hollywood Records branding.

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Buena Vista albums have topped the charts everywhere from Germany to Japan, and in his native England, the artists are treated like royalty when they arrive for concert dates.
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Buena Vista Social Club is a 1999 documentary about the album and its musicians.
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