Fonit Cetra was an Italian record label, active between 1957 and 2000. Fonit Cetra was founded in 1957 from merging two already existing labels: Cetra (acronym from Compagnia per edizioni, teatro, registrazioni ed affini), owned by RAI and previously EIAR, and Fonit (acronym from Fonodisco Italiano Trevisan), founded in 1911 in Milan. Both labels had already been popular, thanks to such artists as Nilla Pizzi, Achille Togliani, Natalino Otto and Domenico Modugno. Fonit Cetra continued to use two old names on their records and maintained two different offices, in Turin and Milan, until the 1970s, when the main headquarters were relocated to Milan. In July 1987, the company's name was changed to Nuova Fonit Cetra. In 1997, it became part of RAI Trade, however, at the end of the 1990s, it was sold to Warner Music Group which acquired its catalogue. (Rondo DB)

Parent label Warner Music Group
Labels Cetra Records
Wikipedia Fonit_Cetra
Country Italy
Started 1957
Ended 1956