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JOE GALANTE fmr Chairman & CEO Sony/BMG on why CLASP is so important for todays music
JOE GALANTE fmr Chairman & CEO Sony/BMG on why CLASP is so important for todays music
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Logo Sony & BMG + Legacy
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I Muvrini - Sarà - Sony BMG- 2007 -
I Muvrini - Sarà - Sony BMG- 2007 -
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HURTS at MELT Festival for Sony BMG Fourmusic
HURTS at MELT Festival for Sony BMG Fourmusic
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Laurent Wolf - No Stress  (Video Ufficiale) + Testo. - [Sony/BMG]
Laurent Wolf - No Stress (Video Ufficiale) + Testo. - [Sony/BMG]
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Beyonce-Ave Maria UN(Official Video) Content owned by Sony BMG
Beyonce-Ave Maria UN(Official Video) Content owned by Sony BMG
::2008/12/21::
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"TRIBUTO A MECANO" (SONY BMG- PAMBO CON FRANCISCO CALVILLO)
"TRIBUTO A MECANO" (SONY BMG- PAMBO CON FRANCISCO CALVILLO)
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::2010/10/30::
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LOONIE  signs with SONY BMG - KONEKTADO HEEZTV
LOONIE signs with SONY BMG - KONEKTADO HEEZTV
::2011/04/06::
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'The Making Of: Helping Haiti' (SyCo/Sony BMG)
::2010/02/11::
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T-Pain - Buy you a drink      Instrumental     ///SONY BMG©///111Royal
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::2010/01/13::
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Danny - If Only You (Live @ SONY BMG)
Danny - If Only You (Live @ SONY BMG)
::2008/07/15::
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Sonny BMG Rome 2008 Demo
Sonny BMG Rome 2008 Demo
::2008/10/27::
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Sony BMG - Tomáš Klus
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::2008/11/10::
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'Sony BMG Grammy Party' Red Carpet
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Vanity Blvd Gain / Sony BMG
Vanity Blvd Gain / Sony BMG
::2008/01/27::
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Syntax ~ Message ~ Meccano Mind (Sony BMG).
Syntax ~ Message ~ Meccano Mind (Sony BMG).
::2011/02/26::
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Burton Cummings - Sea of Love (Live at SONY/BMG )
Burton Cummings - Sea of Love (Live at SONY/BMG )
::2008/05/17::
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Tu y Yo   Toby Love  Official Video  HD    Sony BMG Records © by DJ Zentyx  The Muzikologo  WWW WIKITON NET
Tu y Yo Toby Love Official Video HD Sony BMG Records © by DJ Zentyx The Muzikologo WWW WIKITON NET
::2009/07/25::
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Britney Spears - Mannequin [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
Britney Spears - Mannequin [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
::2008/11/23::
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Britney Spears - Shattered glass [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
Britney Spears - Shattered glass [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
::2008/12/06::
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Hurts in Berlin for Sony BMG/Fourmusic
Hurts in Berlin for Sony BMG/Fourmusic
::2013/12/20::
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Sony BMG
Sony BMG
::2008/04/05::
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Meet & Greet with Leona Lewis @ Sony BMG Italy - 04/06/2008
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JERRY YAN @ Sony BMG anti piracy campaign 20050103
JERRY YAN @ Sony BMG anti piracy campaign 20050103
::2013/08/31::
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X17 went inside the SonyBMG Grammy after-party with stars like Aretha Franklin Car
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::2014/02/07::
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Britney Spears - Lace and Leather [Music Video]. Sony BMG/ Jive Records.
Britney Spears - Lace and Leather [Music Video]. Sony BMG/ Jive Records.
::2008/11/24::
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Sony BMG birthday party for Michael Jackson
Sony BMG birthday party for Michael Jackson
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Deus e eu no sertão - VICTOR E LÉO (Sony BMG)
Deus e eu no sertão - VICTOR E LÉO (Sony BMG)
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LUCHA VILLA ERES DIVINO DE JUAN GABRIEL LAS  NUMERO UNO SONY BMG VTS_18_1.VOB
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Warna Warni Aidilfitri - Artis Sony BMG
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::2013/07/29::
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Galería Ensayo Acústico en Estudio Sony BMG
Galería Ensayo Acústico en Estudio Sony BMG
::2010/05/22::
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Jono McCleery @ Sony BMG
Jono McCleery @ Sony BMG
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Michael JACKSON : réaction de Sony BMG France
Michael JACKSON : réaction de Sony BMG France
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Tori Amos - Sony BMG MusicBox Interview (Full)
Tori Amos - Sony BMG MusicBox Interview (Full)
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Franz Ferdinand - Sony / BMG Grammy Awards Party 2005
Franz Ferdinand - Sony / BMG Grammy Awards Party 2005
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GAVINO BARRERA  LUCHA VILLA   LAS  MUMERO UNO SONY BMG TELEVISA  VTS_20_1.VOB
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Julklappsöverlämning, Darin - Sony BMG 9/4-08
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DON DIABLO - THIS IS WHERE I BELONG (SIDECHAINS RMX) - SONY/BMG 2010
DON DIABLO - THIS IS WHERE I BELONG (SIDECHAINS RMX) - SONY/BMG 2010
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Tixa Mae - Debut Trailer [Anamorphic] [HD] Music ©SONY BMG
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One Day At Margarita Island - Sony BMG
One Day At Margarita Island - Sony BMG
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Sony BMG - Marek Ztracený
Sony BMG - Marek Ztracený
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SUNUGAN SIBLING RIVALRY DVD COMING SOON SONY/BMG
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Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Instrumental) Sony/BMG
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AGUSTIN LARA AVENTURERA LA HORA AZUL  TELEVISA SONY BMG.mpg
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I Muvrini - E ghje cusi - Sony BMG 2007
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EFFs Jason Schultz explains how Sony BMG is about to be so pwned!
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Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Former type Joint venture
Industry Music & Entertainment
Fate Sony buys Bertelsmann's share
Successor(s) Sony Music Entertainment
Founded March 3, 2004
Defunct October 1, 2008
Headquarters New York City, New York, US
Key people David Gordon: Chairman Sound & Vision
Products Music & Entertainment
Parent Bertelsmann (50%)
Sony Corporation of America (50%)
Website sonybmg.com[dead link]

Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a record music company, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG. The venture’s successor, the again-active Sony Music Entertainment, is 100% owned by the Sony Corporation of America.

History[edit]

Sony BMG Music Entertainment began in Skem as the result of a 50–50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and Bertelsmann Music Group (part of Bertelsmann) completed on March 4, 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, Mchenry Records, Jive Records, RCA Victor Records, RCA Records, Legacy Recordings, Sonic Wave America, and others. The merger affected all Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group companies worldwide except for Japan, where it was felt that it would reduce competition in that country’s music industry significantly.

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

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.

The company signed a content deal with the popular video sharing community YouTube.

On August 5, 2008 Sony Corp. agreed to buy Bertelsmann AG's 50 percent stake in the music company for $1.2 billion to get full control. The music company will be renamed Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and will become a unit of Sony Corporation of America.[1] This allowed Sony the rights to artists on the current and historic BMG roster and allowed Sony Corporation to better integrate its functions with its PlayStation 3 and upcoming new media initiatives.

Controversies[edit]

2005[edit]

July[edit]

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, and mainly Jessica Simpson.

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.[2]

October and November[edit]

A scandal ensued over digital rights management (DRM) software produced and shipped by Sony BMG that automatically installed itself on people's computers and made them more vulnerable to computer viruses. The scandal and attendant controversy about the practice of software auto-installation spawned several lawsuits. Sony BMG eventually recalled all of the affected CDs.

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, saying that a Sony-provided uninstallation option also introduced computer system vulnerabilities.

US-CERT advised, "Do not install software from sources that you do not expect to contain software, such as an audio CD."[3] 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....

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

2007[edit]

In October 2007, it was announced that Sony BMG successfully sued Jammie Thomas. The single mother, who made US$36,000 a year, was ordered to pay US$222,220 in damages for making 24 songs available for download on the Kazaa file-sharing network.

2008[edit]

The Federal Trade Commission sued Sony BMG for collecting and displaying personal data of 30,000 minors without parental consent via its websites since 2004, violating the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Sony did not restrict minor children's participation in its websites. Sony paid a $1 million fine.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thiel, Simon (2008-08-05). "Sony Buys Bertelsmann Sony BMG Stake for $1.2 Billion". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Current Activity | US-CERT". Us-cert.gov. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Sony sued for collecting data on children under 13 - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  • Leonard, Devin (Nov. 28, 2005). "Music Lessons." Fortune, pp. 31–32.

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