Ultra Music formed in New York City in 1995, by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey. As of January 23, 2013, Ultra merged with Sony Music, in a deal that brought all of Ultra's artists, music catalogs and licensing rights into the Sony fold in exchange for Sony's investment, and promoting Moxey as president of Sony's Dance/Electronic Music division. As of January 2013, the label's physical releases are distributed by RED Distribution in the United States.
Artists signed to or associated with Ultra include Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Kaskade, Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Kygo, Benny Benassi, Fedde le Grand and Basshunter.
Ultra Music is current #11 on YouTube for Most Viewed Channels of all time.