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

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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 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 .

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksDateCountryCatalog#Barcode
CarrosselSkankCD1588697004972886970049726
De grootste zomerhits aller tijdenVarious Artists2×CD20 + 20828768940129
The Very Best of Johnny Cash: Walk the LineJohnny Cash3×CD12 + 12 + 1282876859242828768592427
Cool Chill GroovesVarious Artists3×CD13 + 14 + 1382876859322
The SphinxAmanda Lear3×CD14 + 14 + 1482876 85935 2828768593523
SonaSona MohapatraCD10
Revelations (Special Edition)AudioslaveCD + DVD12 + 188697 00121 20886970012126
Meant to FlyEva AvilaCD188697016402886970164023
Quiet Motionrue de parisCD982876812142828768121429
Bring It OnGOOSECD1282876 898062828768980620
Obscure AlternativesJapanEnhanced CD1382876 844472828768444726
Quiet LifeJapanCD13828768444825828768444825
Adolescent SexJapanEnhanced CD1482876 845222828768452226
U + Ur HandP!nkCD282876880782828768807828
Pintu SorgaGIGIDigital Media10
Ho sognato una stradaIvano Fossati3×CD14 + 14 + 1482876851492828768519424
So Fresh: The Hits of Spring 2006Various ArtistsCD2282876 89170 20828768917121
Pose ton Gun 2Joey StarrDigital Media1[none]
The Portrait of Carmen GrayCarmen GrayDigital Media11
the Fourth Avenue CafeL’Arc〜en〜CielCD2SB-50085C8803581150858
EmpireKasabianDigital Media15[none]
12000 luneLucio Dalla3×CD17 + 16 + 20828768974920828768974926
Aamuun on hetki aikaaCharles PlogmanDigital Media12
Kuschelrock 20Various Artists2×CD19 + 1982876 81021 2828768102121
要定你李玟CD1082876869842
Erotic Music, Volume 2Various ArtistsCD12
RunawayJamiroquaiCD7JAMCD07
History of Dance 6: The Trance EditionVarious Artists4×CD25 + 25 + 25 + 2552017525099752017522
History of Dance, Volume 5: The Happy Hardcore EditionVarious Artists4×CD25 + 25 + 25 + 2582876 64444 2828766444421
History of Dance 2: The DJ EditionVarious Artists5×CD20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 2082876 79284 2
Spænd hjelmenDie Dumme DänenCD1182876 86921 2828768692127
History of Dance 8: The Lounge EditionVarious Artists5×CD20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 2082876 89388 2
Call Me When You’re SoberEvanescenceCD282876 89415 2828768941522
History of Dance 1: The Club EditionVarious Artists5×CD20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 2088697 01217 2
Riki Sorsa: 30 unohtumatonta lauluaRiki Sorsa2×Digital Media15 + 15
Volodos plays LisztLiszt; Arcadi VolodosCD10886970961226
Al maestro con cariño: un homenaje a SpinettaVarious ArtistsCD15886970207829886970207829
Duets: An American ClassicTony BennettCD23
EdurneEdurneCD15
Tunnel Trance Force, Volume 38Various Artists2×CD20 + 2082876 81029 2828768102923
Begegnungen: Eine Allianz für KinderPeter MaffayCD2482876 84742 2828768878224
U + Ur HandP!nkCD282876880772828768807729
U + Ur HandP!nkEnhanced CD582876881402828768814024
U + Ur HandP!nkEnhanced CD582876881402828768814024
The Open DoorEvanescenceCD1382876 86082 2828768608227
From the Cradle to Enslave E.P.Cradle of FilthCD682876 829092828768290927
Aku Tahu RasanyaPinkan MamboDigital Media12
Aku Tahu RasanyaPinkan MamboCD12
Best OfPehaCD16886970219426
The Makings of MeMonicaCD1082876 78960 2828767896021
Elvis ChristmasElvis PresleyCD2382876 88908 2828768890820
Deutschland. Ein SommermärchenVarious ArtistsCD2288697 01955 2886970195522
19蔡旻佑CD1288697024842886970248426
Il tempo miglioreGianni MorandiDigital Media12[none]
Das BesteSilbermondCD588697010692886970106924
El mundo se equivoca (Sony BMG)La Quinta EstaciónCD1382876807132828768071328
The Dutch CollectionThe Alan Parsons Project3×CD17 + 17 + 14689387828768938720
History of Dance 9: The Techno EditionVarious Artists5×CD20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 2088697 012182886970121828
TizenkettőPresser GáborCD1288697018702886970187022
PassagesErik FaberDigital Media11
Afili YalnızlıkEmre AydınCD10886970226622
Dream Dance 41Various Artists2×CD22 + 2082876 81012 2828768101223
Koi Baat ChaleJagjit SinghCD888697 02971 2
De Leukste Sint HitsVarious ArtistsCD12886970125420
Wanna Be Your GirlDie HappyCD5
Dancing in the Street: The Songs of Motown IIHuman NatureCD14828768791820828768791820
Radio 1’s Live LoungeVarious Artists2×CD20 + 2082876 83309-2828768330920
SinglesDeacon BlueCD1982876884872828768848722
Bigger Than DynamiteDeacon BlueCD388697000822886970008228
MaxximumPato FuCD18
Psycho KillerKate Miller‐HeidkeDigital Media1[none]
50 Jahre Bravo: 1956-2006Various Artists2×CD20 + 2006024984339590602498433959
AuraYvonne CatterfeldCD1588697 00854 2886970085427
Classic Meets Cuba LiveKlazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion2×CD12 + 14828768812822
SeLe VibrazioniDigital Media1[none]
Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1HIMDigital Media16
Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1HIMDigital Media15
Los pájarosVicenticoCD108869 703229-2886970322928
Once AgainJohn Legend(unknown)14
The Game of LoveΈλενα ΠαπαρίζουCD14
Laut gedachtSilbermondCD1688697 024882886970248822
Uneasy Listening, Volume 1HIMCD1588697011682886970116824
IrreplaceableBeyoncéCD288697 02447 2
Bääärenstark!!! Hits 2006Various Artists2×CD21 + 21828768095720
Made in ItalyGigi D'AlessioCD11
Flat ChatMidnight OilCD18828768740920828768740927
The SinglesThe Clash19×CD2 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 5 + 4 + 382876876282828768762820
The SinglesThe Clash19×7" Vinyl2 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 282876 87628 7
RunawayJamiroquaiCD288697016012886970160124
Kaipuuni on uskomatonAnne MattilaDigital Media1
You and OthersVega4(unknown)11
Satriani Live!Joe Satriani2×CD10 + 988697017252886970172523
DesafíoMalúCD1188697029952886970299527
Extended VersionsJethro TullCD10886971514926
Live Session (iTunes Exclusive)Joshua RadinCD6
Platinum Christmas 3Various ArtistsCD18
History of Dance 3: The Oldschool EditionVarious Artists4×CD25 + 25 + 25 + 2582876 68473 2828766847321
History of Dance 4: The Ibiza EditionVarious Artists2×CD20 + 2082876 84796 2828768479629
La sconosciutaEnnio MorriconeCD2788697027922886970279222
C'est si bonArielle DombasleCD15828768912621