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Bertelsmann Music Group
Type Private
Founded 1987
Headquarters
Parent Bertelsmann AG
Subsidiaries Sony BMG (50%)

BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. It was established in 1987 to combine the music label activities of Bertelsmann. It consists of the BMG Music Publishing company, the world's third largest music publisher and the world's largest independent music publisher, and the 50% share of the joint venture with Sony Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Sony BMG). Image File history File links BMG.png‎ BMG logo. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ...


The joint venture with Sony was set up in August 2004. It reduced the Big Five of music companies to the Big Four record labels. The company currently has a 21.5% share in the global music market. [1] August 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: August 2004 in sports Deaths in August 2004 • 30 Fred Whipple • 26 Laura Branigan • 24 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross • 18 Elmer Bernstein • 15 Amarsinh Chaudhary • 14 CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz • 13 Julia Child • 8... The world music market is the global market for the commercial trade of music, and the licensing of the use of music. ...

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BMG Music Publishing

The chairman and CEO of BMG Music Publishing is Nicholas Firth. Laurent Hubert is the executive vice president and COO. The company is headquartered at 245 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor New York, 10016 and has 36 offices in 25 countries. A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Established in 1987, BMG Music Publishing, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, is the world’s leading independent music publisher and the worlds third largest music publisher. ... Nicholas Firth is Chairman and CEO of BMG Music Publishing, the largest independent music publisher in the world and the third largest music publisher among all publishers. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Universal Music, 100% owned by the French media Group, Vivendi have confirmed the purchase of BMG Music Publishing for 1.63bn euros. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. [2] Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Vivendi was the name of a French company, which merged in 2000 with Canal+ television networks and the Canadian company Seagram, the owner of Universal Studios film company, to become Vivendi Universal. ...


Writers / artists

BMG Music Publishing, which was not part of the Sony BMG merger and remains wholly owned by Bertelsmann, controls over one million copyrights. Writers/artists signed to the company include Coldplay, Nelly, Lee Ryan, Britney Spears, Rammstein, R. Kelly, Shania Twain, Ville Valo, Christina Aguilera, Linkin Park, Maroon5, Keane, HARD-Fi, Justin Timberlake, Joss Stone, Elvis Costello, John Farnham, Paul Weller, Sara Evans, Ne-Yo, and Westlife. Coldplay are an alternative rock band from London, England composed of Chris Martin on lead vocals and piano, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. ... Cornell Haynes Jr. ... Lee Ryan (born June 17, 1983 in Chatham, Kent) is a former member of the British boy band Blue and is now pursuing a solo career. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Rammstein is a German band that was formed in 1994. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American pop singer and songwriter. ... Linkin Park is a band from Los Angeles, California. ... Maroon 5 is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Keane is a piano rock band from Battle, East Sussex, in South East England. ... HARD-Fi are an English indie rock band. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Joscelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), best known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated English soul and R&B singer and songwriter. ... Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ... John Peter Farnham (July 1, 1949  ) is an Australian pop singer. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... Sara Lynn Evans (born February 5, 1971) is a country music singer. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a Grammy Award Nominated American R&B singer-songwriter. ... Westlife is an Irish boy band created in 1998 (signed by Simon Cowell), managed by music mogul Louis Walsh. ...


The company's songwriters have written chart-topping hits for Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney, The Game, Mario, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, No Doubt, Jessica Simpson and 50 Cent as well as legends like Bob Dylan, steven guthris, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles crossover rap/hip hop and alternative rap/hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee), raised in Luttrell, Tennessee is an American country music singer. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... Mario Dewar Barrett (b. ... Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a Colombian Latin pop singer-songwriter. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... No Doubt is an American third wave ska band formed in 1986. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor who many consider to be one of the finest male popular song vocalists of all time. ...


BMG Music Publishing is a global leader in Classical music and is number one in Contemporary Christian music and Production Music. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Catalogues owned

Through international subpublishing deals, BMG Music Publishing represents the catalogues of Famous Music (Viacom), Walt Disney, Leiber & Stoller, Pete Waterman and Malaco in various territories. Famous Music is a music publisher in the United States. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley, Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Pete on the cover of his autobiography I Wish I Was Me Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born in Coventry on January 15, 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. ...


Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing is BMG Music Publishing's Christian publisher and owns over 60,000 copyrights.


The major ASCAP signatory is BMG Songs and the BMI signatory is BMG Music Publishing, Inc


See also

This is a list of record labels. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ...

External links

  • BMG Music Publishing site
  • BMG Japan

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SONY BMG Music Entertainment (870 words)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment will be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of six representatives of Bertelsmann and Sony.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment will combine the best creative, operational and strategic assets of two very accomplished music businesses, and provide a vital new platform to further the development of talent and enjoyment of music around the world.
Tremendous praise is due the managements of both Sony Music Entertainment and BMG for the extraordinary wisdom and vision with which they approached the negotiation and merger process.
BMG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann.
BMG Music Publishing is active in all aspects of music publishing, making it one of the most diverse of all music publishers.
BMG Music Publishing, which was not part of the Sony BMG merger and remains wholly owned by Bertelsmann, controls over one million copyrights.
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