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Encyclopedia > Sony BMG
Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc.
Type Joint venture
Founded August 4, 2004
Headquarters New York City, USA
see List of Sony BMG offices
Key people
  • Andrew Lack
    Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Rolf Schmidt-Holtz
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Tim Bowen
    Chief Operating Officer

  • Kevin Kelleher
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer
Industry Music & Entertainment
Products Music & Entertainment
Parent Sony Corporation (50%)
Bertelsmann AG (50%)
Website www.sonybmg.com

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc. is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and Bertelsmann Music Group (part of Bertelsmann) completed on August 5, 2004. It is one of the Big Four music companies, and includes ownership and distribution of recording labels such as Arista Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Victor Records, RCA Records, Legacy Recordings, Sonic Wave America, and others. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The world music market, or global music market consists of record companies, labels and publishers that distribute recorded music products internationally and that often control the rights to those products. ... This is a list of record labels. ... Arista redirects here. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc. ...


Financial analysts covering the merger anticipated that up to 2,000 jobs could be cut as a result, saving Sony BMG approximately $350 million annually. USD redirects here. ...


The company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, who succeeded Andrew Lack on February 10, 2006. In the first half of 2005, the company's share of new releases in the United States (US) declined from 33% to 26% according to Nielsen SoundScan. This, and Lack's negotiation of what some called an "ill-conceived" deal with Bruce Springsteen led to Bertelsmann informing Sony that it would not renew Lack's contract. Lack now holds the position of Chairman of the Board, the position formerly occupied by Schmidt-Holz. Chief Executive redirects here. ... Rolf Schmidt-Holtz is Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Sony BMG. Who succeeded Andrew Lack on February 10, 2006. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... Springsteen redirects here. ...


The company signed a content deal with the popular video sharing community YouTube. YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...

Contents

Future of the merger

On March 27, 2006, the New York Times reported that Bertelsmann was in talks with Sony to possibly alter the current venture. Two executives close to SONY BMG have said that Bertelsmann may offer Sony its half of the company in order to raise money by leveraging some of its media assets. Executives close to Sony BMG have stressed that any such agreement will likely take months to conclude.[2] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


On July 13, 2006, however, the European Court of First Instance annulled the European Commission's clearance decision as IMPALA (a trade association for independent labels in Europe) had applied for. This judgment was appealed by the merging parties. On October 3, 2007, after a new investigation, the European Commission upheld its prior approval of the merger.[3] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Court of First Instance, created in 1989, is a court of the European Union. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


It was announced that SONY BMG will dismantle the Sony Urban Music label. All of the artists will now be assigned to Epic or Columbia.[4] Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Management

  • Chief Executive Officer - Rolf Schmidt-Holtz
  • Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President - Kevin Kelleher
  • Chairman, Sony Music Label Group - Rob Stringer
  • Chairman, BMG U.S. Label Group - Barry Weiss

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz is Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Sony BMG. Who succeeded Andrew Lack on February 10, 2006. ...

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Controversy

2005

July

Sony BMG was fined 10 million dollars after the New York Attorney General's office determined that they had been practicing payola mostly in the form of direct payments to radio stations and bribes to disc jockeys to promote various artists including Franz Ferdinand, Audioslave, Celine Dion and mainly Jessica Simpson. This article is about the state. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Payola, in the American music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio, in which the song is presented as being part of the normal days broadcast. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Franz Ferdinand are an award winning rock band, from Glasgow, Scotland. ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... This article is about the musician. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ...


Epic Records, one of their labels, was specifically cited for using fake contests in order to hide the fact that the gifts were going to disc jockeys rather than listeners . [1]. Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


October and November

A controversy over digital rights management (DRM) software that automatically installed itself on people's computers and made them more vulnerable to computer viruses that was produced and shipped by Sony BMG ensued. The scandal caused numerous lawsuits and Sony BMG ended up recalling all affected CDs. The 2005 Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal was a public scandal dealing with Sony BMG Music Entertainments surreptitious distribution of rootkit software on audio compact discs. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents (for a complete definition: see below). ... A product recall is a request to return to the maker a batch or an entire production run of a product, usually due to the discovery of safety issues. ...


November

November 16 - US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, part of the United States Department of Homeland Security, issued an advisory on Extended Copy Protection DRM, citing the XCP use of rootkit technology to hide certain files from the computer user as a security threat to computer users and saying that one of the uninstallation options provided by Sony also introduced vulnerabilities to a system. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is part of the National Cyber Security Division of the United Statess Department of Homeland Security. ... DHS redirects here. ... XCP-Aurora Extended Copy Protection (XCP) is a software package developed by the British company First 4 Internet, (which on 20 November 2006, changed its name to Fortium Technologies Ltd - see links below), and sold as a copy protection or digital rights management (DRM) scheme for compact discs. ... A rootkit is a general description of a set of programs which work to subvert control of an operating system from its legitimate operators. ...


US-CERT advised, "Do not install software from sources that you do not expect to contain software, such as an audio CD." [5] In its "Top Flops of '05" issue, the enterprise newsweekly eWeek had to create a new category for the "Sony BMG root-kit fiasco." Peter Coffee, of eWeek Labs reported, "The Sony brand name was already in trouble—it lost 16 percent of its value between 2004 and 2005.... eWeek:the Enterprise Newsweekly is a weekly magazine published by Ziff Davis Media, featuring editorials, reviews, labs and rumors. ... Peter Coffee is a commentator for Ziff Davis. ... eWeek:the Enterprise Newsweekly is a weekly magazine published by Ziff Davis Media, featuring editorials, reviews, labs and rumors. ...


Now it has taken a blow among tech-product opinion leaders. "We've never done it before, and we hope we'll never have [an] occasion to do it again but, for 2005, eWeek Labs awards a Stupid Tech Trick grand prize to Sony." eWeek Vol. 22, No.50 eWeek:the Enterprise Newsweekly is a weekly magazine published by Ziff Davis Media, featuring editorials, reviews, labs and rumors. ...


2007

In October 2007, it was announced that Sony BMG successfully sued Jammie Thomas. The single mother, who makes $36,000 a year, was ordered to pay $222,220 in damages for making 24 songs available for download on the Kazaa file-sharing network. Thomas is currently appealing the decision. Jammie Thomas, age 30, is a woman from Brainerd, Minnesota. ... Kazaa Media Desktop (once capitalized as KaZaA, but now usually left as Kazaa) is a peer-to-peer file sharing application using the FastTrack protocol. ...


2008

Sony BMG is being sued by a small French company called PointDev for using pirated versions of their software on Sony BMG servers. The software was flagged when a Sony IT department employee called up the PointDev technical help line and was asked to state their software license key. It was then discovered that Sony had used a pirated software key and consequently received a search warrant to sieze 4 Sony servers.[6] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ...


List of Sony BMG labels

Sony Records


Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... // Aware Records is a record label primarily existent to scout unsigned acts and to promote their initial album releases and increase general overall exposure. ... Burgundy Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History In January 2006 the Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) announced the launch of its new record label, Burgundy Records. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Caribou Reaction is a record label which distributed some of the Brother Records releases by The Beach Boys. ... Daylight Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History Daylight was founded by David Massey in late 2000 as an Epic Records Group label, and has subsequently signed and helped to develop a broad array of artists, in the process achieving global sales in excess of... 550 Music is a defunct imprint of Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG. 550 is named after the address of the Sony building located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Work Records (also known as WORK or The WORK Group) was the record label run by Sony Music which first distributed artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Fiona Apple through Epic Records or Columbia Records in some countries like Australia. ... GUN Records is a record label located in Germany. ... Kinetic Records is a New York City based record label which has featured releases from artists such as BT, Tilt, Timo Maas, Binary Finary, Shpongle, and LTJ Bukem. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ... Windham Hill Records is a record company, founded in the 1976 by guitarist and carpenter William Ackerman and his then-wife Anne Robinson. ... Private Music is a subsidiary record label of BMG. See also List of record labels Categories: Record labels | Stub ... Ode Records was started by Lou Adler in 1967 after he sold Dunhill Records to ABC Records. ... Ravenous Records, a division of Ravenous Entertainment, was formed in 1998 by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff. ... RCA Records Group is the group of three main labels, RCA Records, Arista Records, and J Records, which distributes the artists on those labels. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Arista redirects here. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ... Full Surface Records is an American record label founded by hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz in 2000. ... Usher Raymond IV ,born October 14, 1978, is a five-time Grammy award winning American singer, dancer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Bluebird Records was a sub-label of RCA Victor created to counter ARC Records on the 3 records for a dollar market. ... Phonogenic Records, is an UK Record Label by Sony BMG Music Enteraiment (UK), who distribues Natasha Bedingfields Unwritten, and in the Natasha Bedingfield CDS if you buy one you can see , even in the North American and the UK verision of the Cd. ... Provident Label Group is a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Benson Records is a record label. ... Essential Records is a Contemporary Christian record label based in Franklin, Tennessee. ... Flicker Records is a Christian record label based in Franklin, Tennessee. ... Reunion Records is a Brentwood, Tennessee based independent record label started in 1982 by Dan Harrell and Mike Blanton. ... RED Distribution is a Sony BMG-owned independent record distributor that handles releases for some 40 record labels. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Inc. ... Arista Nashville is a record company which has the artists Keith Anderson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Jypsi, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar. ... BNA Records is a label group part of Arista Nashville, RCA Records, and Sony BMG. Based in Nashville, BNA focuses mainly on modern country music. ... Nashville is one of the premier music recording centers in the world. ... Sony BMG Masterworks is a music label. ... Masterworks Broadway Records is a record label created by the consolidation of Sony BMGs Broadway theatre music divisions, Columbia Broadway Masterworks and RCA Victor Records Broadway series. ... Sony Classical is the successor to the Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels, assuming its new identity after the purchase of CBS Records by Sony Corporation. ... Sony Wonder logo Sony Wonder was the childrens music and home video arm of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... Epidemic Records is a hip-hop label that was founded by producers Cool & Dre. ... LaFace Records, an Atlanta, Georgia-based record label company, was originally a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Music for Nations was a British independent record label focusing mainly on rock and metal. ... Pinacle Records is a record label which was acquired by Zomba Records. ... Scotti Brothers Records was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti. ... UK Record Label owned by Zomba Music Group. ... Verity Records is a subsidiary of Zomba Records. ... Volcano Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainments Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros. ...

Independent labels distributed by Sony BMG

Dancing Cat Records was a record label founded in 1983 by Hawaiian pianist George Winston to publish his music. ... Windham Hill Records is a record company, founded in the 1976 by guitarist and carpenter William Ackerman and his then-wife Anne Robinson. ... GOOD Music is a hip hop and R&B record label founded by music producer and rapper Kanye West. ... GUN Records is a record label located in Germany. ... Harmonia Mundi (France) is an independent music record label founded in 1958 by Bernard Coutaz in Arles (south of France). ... Independiente Records is a record label formed in 1997 after Andy MacDonald had sold Go! Discs Records to PolyGram in 1996 for a reported £30Million. ... Nick Records was formed to expand Nickelodeons presence in the music business and create a major music brand for kids and tweens. ... One Records can refer to: One Records, a record label based in Scotland. ... Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2003 and which was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive). ... Wind-Up Records is a record label based in New York City. ...

References

  1. ^ Sony Settles Payola Investigation from the Office of the Attorney General of New York [1].
  • Leonard, Devin (Nov. 28, 2005). "Music Lessons". Fortune, pp. 31–32.

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The world music market, or global music market consists of record companies, labels and publishers that distribute recorded music products internationally and that often control the rights to those products. ...

See also

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. ... This is a list of record labels. ...

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Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... SONY CLIÉ Logo The CLIÉ N760C with its included headphones and the Audio Player program. ... Lissa was a range of HiFi components by Sony, based on the i. ... Mavica FD5, the first digital model. ... Sony NEWS workstation: 2x 68030 @ 25mhz, 1280x1024 256-color display The Sony NEWS was a series of BSD-based Unix workstations sold during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Qualia was a boutique brand of high-end electronics, created by Sony to showcase their best technology. ... The TR-55 The TR-55, released in 1955, was Sonys first transistor radio, and the first to be made in Japan. ... Picture of a Dell-branded Sony Trinitron, still bearing the Trinitron logo. ... Sony U-matic VTR BVU-800 A U-matic tape U-matic is the name of a videocassette format developed by Sony in 1969. ... WEGA (pronounced vega) was a pioneering German radio manufacturer, manufacturing some of Germanys earliest radio sets. ... Corporate information for the Sony Corporation. ... 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ST Liquid Crystal Display Corporation (STLCD) is a 50:50 joint venture between Sony Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation, and was established in 1997. ... Sony NEC Optiarc Inc is a 55:45 (Sony 55%, NEC 45%) joint venture of Sony and NEC, and was established in April 2006. ... Mobile payment means using your cell phone to pay. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony Masaru Ibuka (井深大 Ibuka Masaru, April 11, 1908 in Nikkō City, Japan – December 19, 1997 in Tokyo) was a Japanese electronics industrialist. ... Nobuyuki Idei (出井伸之, Idei Nobuyuki; born November 22, 1937) was the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation until his retirement. ... 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