• > Home
  • > News
  • > Sony BMG Drops One-Half of Its Name
  • Sony BMG Drops One-Half of Its Name

    Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:59:22

    Sony BMG Drops One-Half of Its Name - After a buyout by one-half of the company

    Sony has bought Bertelsmann's 50-percent share of Sony BMG for $600 million, rebranding itself as Sony Music Entertainment Incorporated (SMEI). Epic Records, J Records, Columbia, Jive, Zomba and Arista are all part of the Sony family, which accounted for 24.1-percent of the industry's market share in the past nine months.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    10.03.08



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart