Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)

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Annotation

Sony Music (as of 2014) uses the following frontline labels:
* Columbia
* RCA
* Epic
* Arista Nashville
* RCA Records Label Nashville
* Columbia Nashville
* Arista France

History

Jan 1, 1991: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) was founded, on the same day Sony reintroduced the Columbia label worldwide (except in Spain and Japan*).
Aug 5, 2004: Sony/BMG merger; SME renamed Sony BMG Music Entertainment (SBME). With the merge, Sony Music gained the use of the BMG-owned Columbia trademark in Spain.
Aug 2008: Sony announces its intention to buy out BMG's stake in merger
Oct 1, 2008: acquisition completed, SBME reverts to the present name Sony Music Entertainment (worldwide – except in Japan*).
Sep 2012: Arista France is created, historic Arista (BMG) disappeared with Sony/BMG fusion in 2008

* JP releases should not be filed under this label – The Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc. is a good source for labels. Most JP printings of US releases will retain the US label, with the exception of Columbia due to legal reasons. For more information on the independent music giant, see Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc..

Sony Music Entertainment has offices in the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Annotation last modified on 2014-02-17 10:09 UTC.

Previously known as: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 – Oct 1, 2008)

Wikipedia

Sony Music Entertainment (SME), commonly known as Sony Music, is an American multinational music company owned by Sony Entertainment and managed by the American umbrella division of multinational conglomerate Sony Group Corporation. It is the recording division of the Sony Music Group, with the other half being the publishing division, Sony Music Publishing.

Founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation, it was acquired by the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1938 and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records. Sony bought the company in 1991 and renamed it SME. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50–50 joint venture known as Sony BMG to handle the operations of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), but Sony bought out Bertelsmann's stake four years later and reverted to using the 1991 company name. This buyout led to labels formerly under BMG ownership, including Arista, Jive, LaFace and J Records into former BMG and currently Sony's co-flagship record label, RCA Records, in 2011 and led to the relaunch of BMG as BMG Rights Management. Arista Records would later be revived in 2018.

On July 17, 2019, Sony announced a merger of Sony Music Entertainment and music publishing arm Sony/ATV to form the Sony Music Group. The merger was completed on August 1, 2019.

As of 2023, Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies, behind Universal Music Group and followed by Warner Music Group. Its music publishing division Sony Music Publishing (formerly Sony/ATV) is the largest music publisher in the world.

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Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Lo Mejor de Jose GuardiolaJosé Guardiola12" Acetate32
[none]
O Filho de José e MariaOdair JoséDigital Media10
  • -1977-06-09
886446449906
Canto a la TernuraPieroDigital Media7
886447354735
KalaakaarKalyanji‐AnandjiDigital Media8
  • US1983-06-10
886445775310
The Sony CD Sampler Volume One: JazzVarious ArtistsCD5
DIDZ 10073[none]
Rock On 1984: Volume 2Various ArtistsCD12
  • US1984-07-01
A 93777[none]
Age of ReasonJohn FarnhamDigital Media12
  • AU1988-07-25
  • IE1988-07-25
[none]
La ZimbabweLa ZimbabweCD12
8287 687911-2
The Sony Digital Collection, Vol. 1Various Artists3×CD20 + 20 + 20
  • -1988
LSP 980651 2
ChayanneChayanneCD10
5099746004729
Splitter pineDumDum BoysCD10
463450 95099746345099
VintageThe WhispersCD11
  • US1989-09-12
75306
Uns & OutrosUns e OutrosCD10
4640405099746404024
Frankie Laine`s Greatest HitsFrankie LaineCD22
  • -1989
Lying to The MoonMatraca BergDigital Media10
  • -1990-09-25
00886447237946
The Best of Stanley TurrentineStanley TurrentineCD8
4547807464454782
SatchmoLouis ArmstrongCD16
472092 2[none]
ELO ClassicsElectric Light OrchestraCD10
A 24981079892498127
Carta del cieloAlberto FortisCD10
Volumen 5Los Fabulosos CadillacsCD9
5099746170424
Elo Shyamal Kishore (Nazrul Geeti)Anoop GhoshalDigital Media10
  • IN1991-01-01
TappaRamkumar ChatterjeeDigital Media10
886447243022
VanamaaliNarasimha Nayak & Manjula GururajDigital Media10
886447118375
A Holiday ConcertVarious ArtistsCD10
  • US1991-03-03
A22190079892219029
KilukkamS. P. VenkateshDigital Media5
  • XW1991-04-01
Sony Music Sampler, Vol. 29Various ArtistsCD11
  • CA1991-06-13
CRSK-0029[none]
The Hits Album 15Various Artists2×CD16 + 16
  • GB1991-07-29
HITS CD 154007193543068
More Greatest HitsMarty RobbinsCD12
  • US1991-09-03
Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from the WestDan Fogelberg2×CD13 + 9
  • US1991-10-22
ShineFive StarCD10
  • US1991-12-10
Radio PintiGarcia - Aznar - PintiCD3
2-461781[none]
Greatest HitsSimon & GarfunkelCD20
  • -1991
468045 2
Music on the MoveVarious ArtistsCD16
468490 25099746849023
De mi corazón al aireVicente AmigoCD8
468932 25099746893224
Marilyn MontreuilDiane TellCD12
469191 25099746919122
What Is This Thing Called LoveAlexander O’Neal8cm CD2
656731 15099765673111
Seal Our FateGloria EstefanCD3
656773 25099765677324
My GirlThe TemptationsCD3
657676 25099765767629
Feel So HighDes’reeCD4
657689 25099765768923
Highwire / Love Is a Wonderful ThingThe Rolling Stones / Michael Bolton7" Vinyl2
7116991
The Best of MeMaxi PriestCD17
786259-2077778625926
SignosSoda StereoCD8
80.3270376208032724
AngélicaAngélica12" Vinyl10
927.004/1-4641897891073000041
Power Radio, Volume 1Various ArtistsCD16
  • -1991
982687 2
Live For Loving YouGloria Estefan12" Vinyl6
  • -1991
9870-73971-1
Jesus Was a CapricornKris KristoffersonCD10
AK 470647464470642
The Weekender Classic Collection IIIVarious ArtistsCD27
BSW 830992-2
Willie Waylon Kris & CashWillie, Waylon, Kris & CashCassette10
BT 22349079892234947
EspectacularSandroCD12
CDB-80721
Epoca de oro, volumen 2Trío Los PanchosCD12
CDDE-287509900002822
All-Time Greatest HitsMarty RobbinsCD20
CK 31361074643136129
Open BookFred SimonCD10
CK-46798
The Rock and Roll Decades: The SeventiesVarious Artists2×CD20 + 20
CSP 982 630-2[none]
Love versus moneyNoiseworksCD12
  • -1991
EPC 468447 25099746844721
My Heart The BeatD-ShakeCD3
GOB 656633 25099765663327
Tankad, packad och klarKenneth & the KnuttersCD11
MCR 46813125099746813123
Dime que me quieresRicky Martin12" Vinyl4
PRLP-272
SusanaRicky Martin12" Vinyl2
PRLP-95746
Rock Hard Presents: Tyrants of RockVarious ArtistsCD4
SAMP CD 1588
Concert of the CenturyIsaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Horowitz, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Yehudi Menuhin, The Oratorio Society, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Lyndon Woodside2×CD3 + 21
SM2K 46743074644674323
山口百惠超級精選山口百惠CD16
SMJ9008.2
Sun Jammin'Various ArtistsCD18
TVK24002[none]
Dan Hicks & His Hot LicksDan Hicks and The Hot LicksCD11
WK 750536692750532
Live at the Bottom LinePatti AustinCD10
Lo mejor de Los PanchosLos PanchosCD12
Mi viejoVicente FernándezCD14
  • -1991
Ray Conniff Plays BroadwayRay ConniffCD10
074644799026
Romantic WorldCaravelliCD12
5099746940126
Sopa de caracolLos Fabulosos CadillacsCassette4
Sopa de caracolLos Fabulosos CadillacsVinyl4
The Best of Surface: A Nice Time 4 Lovin'SurfaceCD10
Volumen 5Los Fabulosos CadillacsCassette9
Willie Waylon Kris & CashWillie, Waylon, Kris & CashCD10
079892234923
Suzy Is a RockerTom PaxtonCD15
  • US1992-04-21
Sun Jammin' 2Various ArtistsCassette18
  • CA1992-06-13
TVT 24005
The Gospel CollectionJohnny CashCD24
  • US1992-06-28
CK 48952074644895223
God Bless America: 23 Patriotic FavoritesMormon Tabernacle ChoirCD23
  • US1992-07-14
MDK 48295074644829525
Gonna Get HighThe DukesVinyl3
IberiaJohn WilliamsCD15
  • -1992-09-08
484805099704848020
Big Band Instrumentals: 16 Most Requested SongsVarious ArtistsDigital Media16
  • -1992-10-13
[none]
Greatest HitsGloria EstefanDigital Media14
  • US1992-10-30
5099747233272
MexicanísimoHermanas HuertaCD24
  • MX1992-11-17
CDBD-4706267509947062629
Hits of the 60’sVarious ArtistsCD10
  • US1992-12-01
A 15911
Harbour CityThe DukesCD10
472082 2
The Romanian Concert (Live At The Teatrul Dramatic, Brasov)Norbert DetaeyeCD16
08-026447-10[none]
Merry ChristmasVarious ArtistsCD10
  • -1992
13846
Human TouchBruce SpringsteenCassette14
170.187[none]
After chabónSumoCD12
2-4701125099747011221
El ritmo mundialLos Fabulosos CadillacsCD11
2-4701405099747014024
Con gusto a mujerSandroCD10
2-470180
Contra relojLos Enanitos VerdesCD10
2-4703585099747035821
SolfafríaMilladoiroCD10
460148 25099746014827
MiguelMiguel BoséCD11
466559 25099746655921
The Epic YearsShakin’ StevensCD22
472422[none]
PolkuNeon 2CD11
472615 2
Les plus belles mélodies de Tournez ManègeCharly OlegCD28
47273625099747273629
Todo PanchosLos PanchosCD24
472890 25099747289026
El ritmo mundialLos Fabulosos CadillacsCassette11
581.0205099747014048
One Reason WhyCraig McLachlanCD4
658067 25099765806724
(Take a Little) Piece of My HeartErma FranklinCD3
65838425099765838428