April 30, 2017 12:58 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
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

Legacy Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment Announce the Launch of Certified, New Catalog Brand Connecting Today's Fans to Undisputed Classics of Hip Hop and R&B

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings announced the launch of Certified Classics--a new cross-platform urban catalog brand devoted to the curation and celebration of three decade's worth of classic hip-hop and R&B music and culture with a focus on the revolutionary genre-defining recordings of the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s. Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings' home for Sony Music's Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With access to a rich and diverse library that includes seminal titles, original masters, outtakes, live recordings and more from artists including Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many others, Certified aim to pay homage to the pioneers, innovators and architects of classic Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Launched in 2016, Certified creates new opportunities to experience a genre that both created and mirrored an emerging youth culture, a grassroots movement that started in-the-streets with two-turntables-and-a-microphone (or a boombox) and became a mainstream phenomenon while the 20th century crossed over into the 21st. Certified will provide contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Loud, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbia—all in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world. Certified will be revisiting classic album and looking at opportunities to create new audio for releases. With full access to the SME vaults, Certified will be able to access and release previously unavailable audio, video, and photo content while using found material to create new original content including interviews with artists, label executives, producers, engineers, managers and others involved in the creation of classic hip-hop and modern R&B. In addition to reissuing classic albums on vinyl, Certified will be creating custom anniversary and commemorative editions. Certified is designed to bridge the gap between old school soul, disco, and R&B to Hip-Hop, Rap, contemporary R&B and beyond connecting younger developing artists to the musical revolutionaries who continue to inspire generations.

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.

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