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For the current record label owned by CBS Corporation, see CBS Records.

1961–1991

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CBS Records International was the international releasing division of Columbia Records, active from 1961 until 1990. The division was founded by Columbia to release its products outside the United States and Canada while avoiding confusion with EMI's former label the Columbia Graphophone Company, which operated in every market except North America, Spain, and Japan.

Columbia's then-owner CBS later sold this division to Sony Corporation, and it was shut down in 1991 after thirty years of operations.