Monument Records was an American record label in Washington, D.C. named for the Washington Monument, founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Buddy Deane (a prominent Baltimore disc jockey at WTTG). Buddy Deane soon left the company, and in the early 60’s bought KOTN in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he retired until his death. Foster relocated to the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Monument’s releases include a variety of genres, including rock and roll, country, jazz, and rhythm and blues.
Sony Music revived the Monument label in 2017 in a joint venture with manager Jason Owen and songwriter/producer Shane McAnally, both serving as co-presidents.