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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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Sony-BMG and Epic logo
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Columbia Music Video (2006) / Sony BMG Music Entertainment (2005-2008)
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LOONIE signs with SONY BMG - KONEKTADO HEEZTV
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Logo Sony & BMG + Legacy
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Sony BMG - Tomáš Klus
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Sonny BMG Rome 2008 Demo
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TOBY LOVE - TU Y YO  Sony BMG Records (OFFICIAL VIDEO) 2009 -2010
TOBY LOVE - TU Y YO Sony BMG Records (OFFICIAL VIDEO) 2009 -2010
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I Muvrini - Sarà - Sony BMG- 2007 -
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Sony BMG - Marek Ztracený
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Evanescence Sony BMG Australia MSN Interview
Evanescence Sony BMG Australia MSN Interview
::2007/03/05::
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FUCK SONY BMG
FUCK SONY BMG
::2008/08/28::
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SONY BMG Music Entertainment videoklipy
SONY BMG Music Entertainment videoklipy
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Microsoft signs up Sony BMG, MTV
Microsoft signs up Sony BMG, MTV
::2014/04/23::
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Laurent Wolf - No Stress  (Video Ufficiale) + Testo. - [Sony/BMG]
Laurent Wolf - No Stress (Video Ufficiale) + Testo. - [Sony/BMG]
::2008/07/16::
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Miénteme • Bárbara Muñoz (SONY-BMG)
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::2011/03/21::
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EFFs Jason Schultz explains how Sony BMG is about to be so pwned!
EFFs Jason Schultz explains how Sony BMG is about to be so pwned!
::2008/12/11::
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Galería Ensayo Acústico en Estudio Sony BMG
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::2010/05/22::
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Michael JACKSON : réaction de Sony BMG France
Michael JACKSON : réaction de Sony BMG France
::2009/06/26::
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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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'The Making Of: Helping Haiti' (SyCo/Sony BMG)
::2010/02/11::
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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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Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Instrumental) Sony/BMG
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Instrumental) Sony/BMG
::2008/03/21::
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Gala 16 OT - Lorena y Sony BMG
Gala 16 OT - Lorena y Sony BMG
::2007/02/21::
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'Sony BMG Grammy Party' Red Carpet
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Shakira esta noche voy contigo (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Shakira esta noche voy contigo (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
::2009/09/07::
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Especial High School Musical O Desafio [Sony BMG]
Especial High School Musical O Desafio [Sony BMG]
::2010/06/01::
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MG - TU Y YO (SONYBMG)
MG - TU Y YO (SONYBMG)
::2008/12/06::
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Syntax ~ Message ~ Meccano Mind (Sony BMG).
Syntax ~ Message ~ Meccano Mind (Sony BMG).
::2011/02/26::
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冯曦妤 2008 1102 A Little Love 09 幸运儿 粤语 SONY BMG 2846495.mpg
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Shakira Magia (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Shakira Magia (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Shakira Suenos (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Shakira Suenos (c) (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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I Muvrini - A la terra intera - Sony BMG 2007
I Muvrini - A la terra intera - Sony BMG 2007
::2007/12/27::
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JOSE JOSE Y PEDRO VARGAS VIDEO HISTORICO  RCA SONY BMG VTS_01_4.VOB
JOSE JOSE Y PEDRO VARGAS VIDEO HISTORICO RCA SONY BMG VTS_01_4.VOB
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Burton Cummings - Sea of Love (Live at SONY/BMG )
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::2008/05/17::
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Lumeneo.com portfolio: Miranda Lambert widget for Sony/BMG
Lumeneo.com portfolio: Miranda Lambert widget for Sony/BMG
::2011/01/19::
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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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JERRY YAN @ Sony BMG anti piracy campaign 20050103
JERRY YAN @ Sony BMG anti piracy campaign 20050103
::2013/08/31::
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Britney Spears - Mannequin [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
Britney Spears - Mannequin [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
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Paramount, Revolution, MTV, ABC, Vertigo, Disney, Sony BMG, PBS Kids, Hollywood Goes Magic and Space
Paramount, Revolution, MTV, ABC, Vertigo, Disney, Sony BMG, PBS Kids, Hollywood Goes Magic and Space
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Aventura Visual Mix Live By willyflechas.net Sony/BMG
Aventura Visual Mix Live By willyflechas.net Sony/BMG
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Message to all of our friends and subscribers  about Sony BMG
Message to all of our friends and subscribers about Sony BMG
::2009/12/06::
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Britney Spears - Shattered glass [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
Britney Spears - Shattered glass [Music Video]. Sony BMG/Jive Records.
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Wanna Be Starting Something Music Video(Unofficial) Sony/BMG
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Sony BMG
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Hurts in Berlin for Sony BMG/Fourmusic
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Dream-Logo Combos: Spumco/Embassy Row/Sony Pictures/Sony BMG
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Britney Spears - Lace and Leather [Music Video]. Sony BMG/ Jive Records.
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Shakira - How Do You Do? - My Vers. rafAcci · Sony/BMG
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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 recorded 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 will allow Sony the rights to artists on the current and historic BMG roster and would allow 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." [2] 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.[3]

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. ^ Sony Settles Payola Investigation from the Office of the Attorney General of New York [1].
  3. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_11190787?source=rss Sony sued for collecting data on children under 13
  • Leonard, Devin (Nov. 28, 2005). "Music Lessons." Fortune, pp. 31–32.

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