October 25, 2016 3:43 AM ET


Company Overview of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Music Entertainment Inc. operates as a music publishing company. It publishes various music labels, including classic, rock, and other albums. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela; and Dubai,...

550 Madison Avenue

Room 2316

New York, NY 10022-3211

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 77
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive of BMG Unit Zomba Lable Group, President of BMG Unit Zomba Lable Group and Head of BMG Label Group
Chairman of International, Chief Executive Officer of International and President of International
Chairman of Epic Records and Chief Executive Officer of Epic Records
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

Sony Music Entertainment Announces Management Changes

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, announced that Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will transition from the operational management of company and assume the role of Chairman in April 2017. Rob Stringer, currently Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records, will become CEO of company. He will have overall operational responsibility for company globally. He will report directly to Lynton.

CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA and Sony Music Entertainment Enter into Joint Venture

CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT have entered into a joint venture to provide ticketing services in Latin America. The JV will operate locally under the EVENTIM brand and will provide ticketing systems and related services to concert promoters and venues. Consumers will be able to purchase tickets through various channels, including via online and mobile apps. The JV will leverage both EVENTIM's technology platform and SONY MUSIC's broad range of Latin American relationships, music assets, and marketing reach. The JV will begin its Latin American operations in Brazil, during the second quarter of 2016, and will then expand to other countries in the region. The Brazil operations will have headquarters in Sao Paulo, with an additional office in Salvador to service the North/Northeast region.

Verizon and Sony Music Announces Multi-Year Agreement to Distribute Slate of Original Video Content Programming from Sony Music Through the go90 Mobile Platform

Verizon and Sony Music announced a multi-year agreement to distribute a slate of original video content programming from Sony Music through the go90 mobile platform. As part of the new partnership, go90, a mobile video service and social entertainment platform, will feature a number of new original series from Sony Music, as well as special live music events and performances. Initial shows in development for launch in 2016 include: Crashed a hidden camera comedy show created in partnership with Joel McHales Free Period Productions where unsuspecting fans, to their surprise and delight, are crashed by their favorite celebrities in music, sports and comedy. Car Star a competition series focused on singing in the car that includes videos in which amateurs go head to head to win the coveted title of car star. A Live Festival a multi-night musical concert series showcasing Sony Music artists shot live and featuring a mix of performances and artist interview segments. In addition to new original programming from Sony Music, the agreement also covers a slate of previously announced programming (cult hit talk show Tawk with Awkwafina and extreme challenge series Hey USA-X) from Astronauts Wanted, the joint venture between MTV veteran Judy McGrath and Sony Music Entertainment.

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