Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)

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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 which remains (to this day) Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

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 2014-12-17 08:10 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
DjavanDjavanCD9
2-4541185099746411824
Uns & OutrosUns e Outros(unknown)10
The Best of The Guess Who (Digitally Remastered)The Guess WhoCD11
3662-2-r078635366228
Lo esencial de Gloria TreviGloria Trevi3×CD20 + 20 + 20
886974747529
Standard Time, Vol. 2: Intimacy CallingWynton MarsalisCD12
  • US1991-03-26
D128433[none]
Twelve Inch MixesAlexander O’NealCD5
  • -1991
468987 25099746898724
The Singing AmericanJohnny HortonCD10
a22616
Jardim da fantasiaPaulinho Pedra AzulCD10
V120.009743212972825
As MelhoresSimoneCD14
5099749218024
Alejandro FernándezAlejandro FernándezCD12
  • MX1992-05-19
The Stones of WisdomGandalfCD19
  • AT1992-12-04
481489-2
Club Cutz, Volume 2Various ArtistsCD10
17292-2061921729227
Business as UsualMen at WorkCD10
461023 25099746102326
CargoMen at WorkCD10
461023 35099746102326
Todo technoVarious Artists2×CD11 + 12
472 781 25099747278129
My Greatest SongsHarry BelafonteCD16
74321107302743211073028
Sony/Billboard Decade of music Volume 3Various ArtistsCD9
  • -1992
A 23567[none]
In Memories of Freddie MercuryQueenCD8
RM - CD 01, RM - DC 01 Queen
Decade Parade IIVarious ArtistsCD10
SAMPCD 1655
30 Year Journey: The BestRunrig(unknown)16
Jaco PastoriusJaco PastoriusDigital Media11
  • XW1993-03-24
074646497722
Piel de niñaAlejandro FernándezCD12
  • MX1993-05-25
Rust In My CarCitizen BandCD16
9416333416721
Steppin' Out: Fred Astaire at MGMFred AstaireCD20
  • -1993-10-19
AK 47712
The Chosen Ones: Greatest HitsThe Black SorrowsCD16
474863 29399747486323
Hold OnMiisaCD3
660018 2
Bazooka PenakaWingsCopy Control CD11
7432115262-2
Rhythym Come Forward, Volume IIIVarious ArtistsCD15
746.415/2-0527265099705272626
Verses Of LiveTwo TunesCD11
CB 8115099747469923
Dance Pool, Volume 1Various ArtistsCD14
DMK 81012
Somebody Dance With MeDJ BoBoCD4
PDSCD 5339399402053327
Are U Satisfied?Jon Stevens(unknown)11
My Girl 2Various ArtistsCD12
  • US1994-03-15
074645787121
My Girl 2Various ArtistsCassette12
  • US1994-03-15
Al denteMario AdorfCD11
  • DE1994-04-11
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
PharaoPharaoCD13
  • DE1994-11-22
Live UnpluggedVladimír Mišík & Etc… bandCD13
A Place Among the StonesDavy SpillaneCD10
476930 25099747693021
Só Pra ContrariarSó Pra ContrariarCD14
74321227272743212272727
Let the Beat Go OnDr. AlbanCD4
bm620743212256123
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
RiddimwizeDanny Red(unknown)6
Sones De GuatemalaMarimba ChapinlandiaCD12
  • GT1995-03-01
Que seas muy felizAlejandro Fernández(unknown)12
  • MX1995-05-02
Benny Goodman and His Great VocalistsBenny GoodmanCD16
  • US1995-05-09
AdamSibel AlaşCD11
  • TR1995-06-27
Neanderthal 1Springbok Nude GirlsCD10
  • ZA1995-07-05
CDEPC 80176007689153236
Electric AnthologyAl Di MeolaCD12
  • US1995-09-22
A 26405079892640526
Watch Out for the...David HasselhoffCD18
  • -1995-11-14
All or NothingMiisaCD3
662679 2
Club Culture, Volume OneVarious ArtistsCD14
74321-25138-2
Right Type of MoodHerbieCD2
74321 25565 2
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant / Little SusieBetty Carter, Ray Bryant & Ray Bryant TrioCD21
#A-26452090431567623
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
Kleines LiedDas Auge GottesCD4
5099766238029
Tres-DLa LupitaCD11
  • MX1996-03-26
35103743213510323
Baile de máscarasMaldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto PatioCD15
  • US1996-05-07
36872743213687223
DustedLeftfield. Roots ManuvaCD5
  • AU1996-11-29
668399 29399700072266
MouthMerril BainbridgeCD4
  • AU1996-12-02
743212364120743212364125
Enjoy Ray CokesVarious Artists2×CD17 + 17
  • GB1996-12-04
485384 2
Muy dentro de mi corazónAlejandro Fernández(unknown)12
  • MX1996-12-10
Os Grandes Sucessos de Astor PiazzollaAstor PiazzollaCD10
2-4643945099746439422
O samba poconéSkankCD12
42-479307-105099747930720
Hit Machine 13Various ArtistsCD20
484447 29399700020922
Club Rumba LatinaVarious ArtistsCD15
74321-37556-2743213755625
Duo, Trio, QuartetPete JollyCD13
74321421532
Biru Mata HitamkuWingsData CD15
74321-42617-2
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
Virtual InsanityJamiroquaiCD4
osk 0587
The Best of Christmas in ViennaPlácido DomingoCD19
SK62696777499428881
Anatolian PiecesAhmet KanneciCD15
CircleJon Stevens(unknown)10
FemSibel AlaşCD11
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
AfterlifesatisfactionSpringbok Nude GirlsCD18
  • ZA1997-05-07
CDEPC 52876007689210434
MoonchildCeltusCD11
  • GB1997-06-16
487715 25099748771520
Unveiled HopeMichael CardCD13
  • US1997-07-15
Me estoy enamorandoAlejandro Fernández(unknown)10
  • MX1997-09-23
TrueL’Arc〜en〜CielCD10
  • TW1997-10-13
SMD81894716331818929
Tony Bennett's All-Time Greatest HitsTony BennettCD20
  • US1997-10-14
CK 65316074646531624