ded Music: ‘Recorded Music’ includes the distribution of physical and digital recorded music and revenue derived from artists’ live performance. Sony Music Entertainment (SME), a global entertainment company, excluding Japan, engages primarily in the development, production, marketing and distribution of recorded music in all commercial formats and genres. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ) is an entertainment company focused on the Japanese market, which includes a Japanese domestic recorded music business that produces recorded music and music videos through contacts with many artists in all music genres. Music Publishing: ‘Music Publishing’ includes the management and licensing of the words and music of songs. Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (Sony/ATV) is a U.S.-based music publishing business that owns and acquires rights to musical compositions, exploiting and marketing these compositions and receiving royalties or fees for their use. Visual Media and Platform: ‘Visual Media and Platform’ includes various service offerings for music and visual products; and the production and distribution of animation titles. This business is operated primarily by SMEJ. Financial Services In the Financial Services segment, the company established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (SFH), a holding company for Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Sony Life); Sony Assurance Inc.; and Sony Bank Inc. (Sony Bank), with the intention of integrating various financial services, including insurance and savings and loans, and offering individual customers value-added products and services. SFH conducts insurance and banking operations primarily through Sony Life, a Japanese life insurance company; Sony Assurance Inc., a Japanese non-life insurance company; and Sony Bank, a Japanese Internet-based bank, which are all wholly-owned by SFH. All Other All Other consists of various operating activities, including the disc manufacturing business outside of Japan. Sales and Distribution Electronics (includes the MC, G&NS, IP&S, HE&S, and Devices segments). The company’s electronics products and services, excluding those in the game business, are marketed throughout the world under the trademark ‘Sony’, which has been registered in approximately 200 countries and territories. In most cases, sales of the company’s electronics products are made to sales subsidiaries of the company located in or responsible for sales in the countries and territories where its products and services are marketed. These subsidiaries then sell those products to unaffiliated local distributors and dealers or through direct sales through the Internet. In some regions, sales of certain products and services are made directly to local distributors by the company. Sales of electronics products and services are particularly seasonal and also vary significantly with the timing of new product introductions and the economic conditions of each country. Sales for the third quarter ending December 31 of each fiscal year are generally higher than other quarters of the same fiscal year due to demand in the year-end holiday season. Japan: Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc. markets consumer electronics products mainly through retailers. Sony Business Solutions Corporation markets professional electronics products and services. For electronic components, the company sells products directly to wholesalers and manufacturers. The United States: The company markets its electronics products and services through Sony Electronics Inc. and other wholly-owned subsidiaries in the U.S. Europe: In Europe, the company’s electronics products and services are marketed through sales subsidiaries, including Sony Europe Limited, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has branches in European countries, and CJSC Sony Electronics in Russia. China: The company markets its electronics products and services through Sony (China) Limited, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited and other wholly-owned subsidiaries in China. The Asia-Pacific: In the Asia-Pacific, the company’s electronics products and services are marketed through sales subsi
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