Sony BMG

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment was an American record company owned as a 50–50 joint venture between Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann. The venture's successor, the revived Sony Music, is wholly owned by Sony, following their buyout of the remaining 50% held by Bertelsmann. BMG was instead rebuilt as BMG Rights Management on the basis of 200 remaining artists.

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Company typeJoint venture (Delaware general partnership)
Industry
  • Music
  • Entertainment
Predecessors
FoundedAugust 6, 2004; 19 years ago (2004-08-06)
DefunctOctober 1, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-10-01)
FateBertelsmann's share acquired by Sony
Successors
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
David Gordon (chairman, Sound & Vision)
OwnersEach of 50% owned by:
Website"http://sonybmg.com/". Archived from the original on January 1, 2006.
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