Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 – Oct 1, 2008)

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Annotation

A Brief History

One of the 'Big Four' record companies at the time, Sony BMG Music Entertainment was the result of a 50–50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Bertelsmann Music Group that was begun on August 5, 2004. This was the label name for Sony Music and BMG companies worldwide, except for Japan, where Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and BMG Funhouse/BMG JAPAN were/are companies unrelated to these.

On October 1, 2008, Sony completed the acquisition of BMG's stake in the company, and was known once again as Sony Music Entertainment (the name it had used since 1991 prior to the 2004 merger). Releases as of October 1, 2008 should be related to the company Sony Music Entertainment or its subsidiaries. Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiaries are represented by the global brand Sony Music (which may be used as an imprint where appropriate).

What release to put where?

Sony-BMG consisted of 3 main 'frontline' companies, Columbia, RCA and Epic, all of which had its own further subsidiaries (Jive, Syco, Phonogenic etc.). It is strongly recommended to use the lowest subsidiary listed on back covers when filing releases. If no smaller subsidiary than the frontline labels can be found then use one of those. Sony-BMG was also used as an imprint in its own right (for compilations etc.), which should be the only cases where this label should be used.

No releases should be listed here with a release date prior to August 5, 2004, and releases from October 1, 2008 and later should be checked carefully. In most of these cases, they should be attributed to Sony Music Entertainment.

As Sony did not merge the Japanese branch with BMG, no Japanese releases should be under this label, instead, add them to Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

Please use accurate labels for the release date specified, or leave the label field blank.

Nation-Specific information

Belgium

Subsidiaries: Dancity

France

Subsidiaries: Jive Epic

Czech Republic

Subsidiaries: East Brother

UK & Ireland

Label Code: LC-13989
Subsidiaries: BMG TV, Camden, Delta Sonic, Gravity Records, INCredible Records, Syco Music, Creation Records

Austria

Label Code: LC-00116

Germany

Label Code: LC-01006; LC-02523

Hungary

Label Code: LC-02032

Taiwan

Published: 11月的蕭邦, 我很忙 and 魔杰座

Argentina

Distributor: Alerta!Discos
Subsidiaries: Pop Art and Tocka Discos

Annotation last modified on 2023-04-20 13:32 UTC.

Previously known as: BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, see annotation), Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP)

Renamed to: BMG Rights Management (see annotation), Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP), Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Rust In My CarCitizen BandCD16
9416333416721
CocobambuAsa de ÁguiaDigital Media13
  • BR1993-11-10
886443176263
The Chosen Ones: Greatest HitsThe Black SorrowsCD16
474863 29399747486323
Rhythym Come Forward, Volume IIIVarious ArtistsCD15
746.415/2-0527265099705272626
Dance Pool, Volume 1Various ArtistsCD14
DMK 81012
My Girl 2Various ArtistsCD12
  • US1994-03-15
074645787121
My Girl 2Various ArtistsCassette12
  • US1994-03-15
Petrucciani NHØPMichel Petrucciani & Niels‐Henning Ørsted Pedersen2×CD8 + 7
  • DK1994-04-18
3460503693128
Super HitsConway TwittyCD10
  • US1994-05-31
My Girl 2Various ArtistsCD12
  • GB1994-08-04
Christmas Songs by SinatraFrank SinatraCassette15
  • US1994-09-06
SereiaAsa de ÁguiaDigital Media12
  • BR1994-10-10
5099747644825
A Place Among the StonesDavy SpillaneCD10
476930 25099747693021
Só Pra ContrariarSó Pra ContrariarCD14
74321227272743212272727
After ForeverBiohazard / CathedralCD3
CB 6085099766104621
The Christmas Album Volume IINeil DiamondCD15
CK 66465074646646526
Miles of RomanceVarious ArtistsCD10
LSP 983411 2[none]
A rienda sueltaGrupo Conspiración(unknown)12
  • -1994
7509947094125
Sones De GuatemalaMarimba ChapinlandiaCD12
  • GT1995-03-01
Benny Goodman and His Great VocalistsBenny GoodmanCD16
  • US1995-05-09
Unshaven: Live at Smith's Olde BarBilly Joe ShaverCD12
  • US1995-06-27
72445-11104-2724451110421
AdamSibel AlaşCD11
  • TR1995-06-27
Neanderthal 1Springbok Nude GirlsCD10
  • ZA1995-07-05
CDEPC 80176007689153236
Electric AnthologyAl Di MeolaCD12
  • US1995-09-22
A 26405079892640526
Hemp New YearPlanet HempDigital Media8
  • BR1995-12-22
886443624696
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant / Little SusieBetty Carter, Ray Bryant & Ray Bryant TrioCD21
#A-26452090431567623
A EstradaJulio IglesiasCD10
2-4807045099748070425
Right Type of MoodHerbieCD2
74321 25565 2
Club Culture, Volume OneVarious ArtistsCD14
74321-25138-2
At the MoviesStanley ClarkeCD15
DIDP 086772
Classical Christmas FavoritesVarious ArtistsCD23
  • -1995
QK 69255074646925522
Hear & Now: A Taste of ACMLVarious ArtistsCD6
sxk 63249399700000610
Época de oro del cine mexicanoJorge Negrete2×CD15 + 15
  • -1995
In heel Europa...Paul de LeeuwCD15
5099748088123
Tres-DLa LupitaCD11
  • MX1996-03-26
35103743213510323
Baile de máscarasMaldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto PatioCD15
  • US1996-05-07
36872743213687223
KriptonitaAsa de ÁguiaDigital Media15
  • BR1996-08-18
5099747938825
DustedLeftfield. Roots ManuvaCD5
  • AU1996-11-29
668399 29399700072266
MouthMerril BainbridgeCD4
  • AU1996-12-02
743212364120743212364125
O samba poconéSkankCD12
42-479307-105099747930720
Hit Machine 13Various ArtistsCD20
484447 29399700020922
Club Rumba LatinaVarious ArtistsCD15
74321-37556-2743213755625
Duo, Trio, QuartetPete JollyCD13
74321421532
ReleasedNina SimoneCD21
743214315520743214315521
Club Hitz of the 90’s, Volume 2Various ArtistsCD11
A 28255
ΧΡΥΣΟ ΠΑΚΕΤΟ 6 CD1Various ArtistsCD16
BSW 486944-2
ΧΡΥΣΟ ΠΑΚΕΤΟ 6 CD2Various ArtistsCD15
BSW 486944-2
Disco DanceVarious ArtistsCD12
GR CD 281
The Best of Christmas in ViennaPlácido DomingoCD19
SK62696777499428881
Virtual InsanityJamiroquaiCD4
osk 0587
Alegria (Grandes Sambas na Voz de Simone)SimoneDigital Media11
886443716735
Anatolian PiecesAhmet KanneciCD15
FemSibel AlaşCD11
Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe / Anand Aur AnandRahul Dev BurmanCD12
O melhor de Luiz GonzagaLuiz GonzagaCD16
Rock ’n’ Roll ClassicsVarious Artists3×CD17 + 16 + 16
5099748515827
Sal a la calleUn KuartitoCD14
SemenelinWolfgangCD13
The Beatles BookOfra HarnoyCD18
  • -1996
Whatever and Ever AmenBen Folds FiveDigital Media12
  • AU1997-02-05
A TremidinhaBoquinha Da GarrafaDigital Media14
  • BR1997-03-30
Pedro Camargo MarianoPedro MarianoDigital Media14
  • BR1997-03-30
AfterlifesatisfactionSpringbok Nude GirlsCD18
  • ZA1997-05-07
CDEPC 52876007689210434
Unveiled HopeMichael CardCD13
  • US1997-07-15
Cool RelaxJon B.Digital Media16
  • US1997-09-16
[none]
TrueL’Arc〜en〜CielCD10
  • TW1997-10-13
SMD81894716331818929
Vande MātaramA. R. RahmanCD7
488709 25099748870926
The WorstSarcófagoCD9
108258
Living in LiquidLiquid HarmonyCD9
36-489018-10
Spawn: The AlbumVarious ArtistsCD14
48811804606817402684
Club Cutz, Volume 8Various ArtistsCD14
74321-45775-2743214577523
All Comes RoundJust JingerCD16
CDBSP(WL)70116007124179333
Hits Out of HellMeat LoafCD10
CDEPC 5252 H6007689200732
Millennia the samplerVarious ArtistsCD6
  • -1997
EK 68603074646860328
30 grandes cancionesChavela Vargas2×CD15 + 15
  • -1997
Ağır Roman Orijinal Film MüzikleriVarious ArtistsCD14
Festa LoucaEdson & HudsonCD14
[none]
Mít klikuJanek LedeckýCD11
Volume 1Les CapenoulesCD17
5099748804327
Grupo RaçaGrupo RaçaDigital Media15
  • -1998-03-05
884977531374
HEARTL’Arc〜en〜CielCD10
  • TW1998-03-10
SMD82094716331820922
Giving Myself To You - Greatest HitsGlenn JonesCD14
  • US1998-04-07
DRC11566793018216623
大麻煩徐若瑄CD10
  • TW1998-04-29
74321585252-0 9054-2
Play With LoveCrowCD12
743215694420743215694427
Caramelo macizoLa LupitaCD12
  • US1998-05-19
5700800743215700821
A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection, 1968–1976 (disc 1)Carole KingCD18
  • GB1998-06-19
5099748932129
AmelinhaAmelinhaDigital Media15
  • BR1998-09-29
5099749025721
ElétricaDaniela Mercury(unknown)16
2-492216
20 Super Sucessos: CinemaVarious ArtistsCD20
470.2865099748235626
JoulunaikaHanna EkolaCD13
492938 25099749293823
Mull of KintyreWatergateCD3
666580 2
NojadhodaNojahodaCD3
66674525099766674520
Malgre toutMario PelusoCD11
74321-57810-2743215781028
Meets the BeatlesJohn PizzarelliCD12
74321-61432-2743216143221
Atado a tu amorChayanneCD15
789178/24927845099749278424
The Ultimate Super 20, Volume 2Various ArtistsCD20
CDBSP(WM)3056
Club MontepulcianoHooverphonicCD5
COL 665806 25099766580623
BalladsJim Brickman(unknown)16
CelesteLagartija NickCD1
ÇocukSibel AlaşCD10