Sony Music Entertainment

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Sony Music Entertainment
FormerlyAmerican Record Corporation (1929–1938)
Columbia Records, USA (1938–1957)
CBS Records (1957–1991)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (first incarnation; 1991–2004)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (2004–2008)
Company typeSubsidiary (incorporated as a general partnership)
IndustryMusic, Entertainment
PredecessorVictor Talking Machine (1906–1924)
RCA Victor (1924–1985)
Ariola Records (1937–1985)
RCA Ariola (1985–1988)
BMG Ariola (1988–1994)
BMG Music (1994–2004)
FoundedSeptember 9, 1929; 94 years ago (1929-09-09)
Headquarters25 Madison Avenue, ,
United States
Area served
Key people
Rob Stringer
ProductsMusic and entertainment
RevenueIncrease US$8.86 billion [1] (FY 2020)
Increase US$1.74 billion [1] (FY 2020)
OwnerSony Group Corporation
Number of employees
8,500 (2019[2])
ParentSony Entertainment
DivisionsSee List of Sony Music Entertainment labels

Sony Music Entertainment (or Sony Music) is the second-largest global recorded music company of the "big three" record companies and is controlled by Sony Corporation of America.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 FY 2020 revenue & operating income: "Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2021" (PDF). Tokyo, Japan: Sony. April 28, 2021. p. 18. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. "Working At Sony Music Entertainment: Employee Reviews and Culture". May 18, 2020.
  3. "Michael Lynton Named Ceo Of Sony Corporation Of America; Nicole Seligman To Become SCA President" (Press release). Sony Pictures. March 30, 2012. Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved January 2, 2021.

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