|Description:||SBK Records was a record label started in the late 1980s.
Stephen Swid, Select Records' Martin Bandier and Charles Koppelman formed the production company SBK in 1989 after they purchased the music publishing division of CBS Records in 1986.
The partners sold the company to EMI Music Publishing (for a reported $295 million), and launched SBK Records. It was distributed through Capitol Records, and later the short-lived EMI Records Group North America, or ERG. In 1989, Daniel Glass joined SBK as Senior Vice President of Promotion. In 1990, Glass was promoted to Executive Vice President/General Manager. With the consolidation of SBK, Chrysalis, and EMI Records USA several years later into "EMI Record Group North America," he rose to President/CEO.
The label had several hits with Vanilla Ice, Jesus Jones, Boy George, Wilson Phillips, Technotronic, Blur and Billy Dean.
SBK Records was a part of The EMI Group, but is not currently releasing new records. Martin Bandier until 2007 ran EMI's music publishing division. He now runs Sony Corp.'s Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
SBK is also famed for signing the first Latino rapper, famed Rock Steady Crew MC Ray Roll, and the first female crossover Latin artist Selena.
The 1994 Album from Milla Jovovich, "The Divine Comedy" was released through SBK and was critically acclaimed. The album has still got support since its launch by Capitol Records|