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Company Overview of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., a recorded music company, collects and maintains a catalog of record labels of local artists and international superstars. It offers music fans access to restored and re-mastered archival titles through various platforms representing musical genre, including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, world music, classical, rap, hip-hop, comedy, and more. 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, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Gre...

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: 75
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 2014.

Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

Investors Reportedly Ends Sales Talks To Sell VEVO

The owners of VEVO LLC have ended the sales process after deciding that the five-year-old property is poised for continued rapid growth, several sources told The Post. The owners are Universal Music Group, Inc., Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL), and Abu Dhabi Media Company PJSC decided in recent days that they’d prefer to keep their holding as is and ended all sale talks, sources said.

SoundCloud Nears Deal With Record Labels

SoundCloud Ltd. is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Inc. Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and Warner Music Group Corp for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. SoundCloud is in return negotiating offering a 3% to 5% stake to the companies as well as a percentage of future revenue, the website reported.

Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives for Record Store Day's Annual Back to Black Friday

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is rolling out an incredible line-up of collectible 12" and 7" vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Back to Black Friday 2013, celebrated at the nation's independent record stores on November 29, 2013. For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy is offering a range of historic and classic releases catering to connoisseurs of timeless sounds, from rare Bob Dylan Side Tracks to the roots of contemporary hip-hop, from punk rock to cool jazz, from 12" box sets to 7" vinyl singles to CD replicas of LPs in the Clash catalog. Legacy Recordings Back To Black Friday 2013 releases include: Bob Dylan - Side Tracks - 3 x 12" 200 gram LPs - numbered limited edition; Cheap Trick - The Classic Albums 1977-1979 - 5 x 12" 180 gram LPs - numbered limited edition; Harry Nilsson - Rarities Collection - 12" 180 gram LP - numbered limited edition; Roy Orbison - The Monument Vinyl Box - 4 x 12" 180 gram LPs; Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Fire" b/w "Foxey Lady" - 7" single - Numbered Limited Edition; Sly & The Family Stone - "Sexy Situation" b/w "Mother Is A Hippie" - 7" single - Numbered Limited Edition; Uncle Tupelo - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" b/w "Commotion" - 7" vinyl single - Numbered Limited Edition; Nas - "Halftime" - 12" Vinyl reproduction of 1992 original; Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition; Miles Davis - Miles & Monk at Newport - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition; Miles Davis - Jazz Track - 12" 180 gram LP - MONO - Numbered Edition; Paul Simon - Paul Simon - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card; Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card and Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years - 12" 180 gram LP - Numbered - includes download card. For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy Recordings is also releasing the essential five studio albums that form the core catalog of The Clash. These editions were newly remastered by Clash guitarist Mick Jones and were included in the monumental Clash box set, Sound System, released September 2013.

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