Company Overview of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment Inc., a recorded music company, publishes and maintains a catalog of music labels of local artists and international superstars. The company offers various musical genre, including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy, and others. Sony Music Entertainment Inc. was formerly known as Sony BMG Music Entertainment and changed its name to Sony Music Entertainment Inc. in October 2008. 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, Colombi...
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-3211
Founded in 2004
Key Executives for Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive of BMG Unit Zomba Lable Group
Chairman 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
SoundCloud Nears Deal With Record Labels
Jul 10 14
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
Oct 16 13
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.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment Settles Lawsuit
Apr 29 13
After eight years of litigation, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has settled a lawsuit filed by industry entertainment Attorney James L. Walker, Jr. In his lawsuit, Walker alleged that Sony refused to allow urban artists effective legal representation. Filed in 2005, Walker and Associates law firm alleged that Verity Records, Provident Distribution, Zomba (owned by Sony), and Max Siegel, tortuously interfered with contractual relationships that the law firm had with dozens of artists. In the complaint, the plaintiffs named numerous examples of inappropriate conduct by Sony including intentionally omitting of the firm's name on album credits, defamation about the firm, and a refusal to pay artists top dollars for the use of their copyrights and intellectual property. The lawsuit insisted that a number of well known clients were directly told not to use the top-rated attorney, including many high profile clients Walker represented like Grammy winners Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, and Twinkie Clark to name just a few. Legendary songwriters like David Frazier and V. Michael McKay were also told not to use Walker on their mega publishing and copyright deals.
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