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A Full Circle Moment for SMG Impact Fellow Akhilaa Lakshminathan
Nov 18, 2022
This article is written by Akhilaa Lakshminathan and is part of the 2022 SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program
Sony Music Africa Partners With Afrochella and Audiomack to Launch Expanded ‘Rising Star Challenge’ Competition
Nov 17, 2022
Sony Music Africa is proud to announce its new partnership with Culture Management Group, the parent company of Afrochella, and media streaming service Audiomack, to expand the flagship ‘Rising Star Challenge’ competition for unsigned and emergin
Catching the Contagious Passion of the DE&I Team
Nov 11, 2022
This article is written by Sasha Campbell and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here. 
All You Need to Know About the SMG Impact Fellow Internship
Nov 04, 2022
This article is written by Jocelyn Peña and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here. Read J
Paving a Path for Indigenous Professionals in Music
Oct 28, 2022
This article is written by Sierra Real Bird and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here.  S
Local Impact Reports: SMG Asia Social Justice Task Force on Making a Difference
Oct 25, 2022
More than two years since the inception of Sony Music Group’s (SMG) $100 million Global Social Justice Fund (GSJF), a commitment has already been made to support over 400 organizations across 7 regions and 60 countries. This year, the GSJ
Spend A Week in International Marketing With SMG Impact Fellow Francis Amponsah
Oct 21, 2022
This article is written by Francis Amponsah and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here.  F
Sony Music Group Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month ‘22
Oct 15, 2022
There are over 25 Hispanic and Latino nations in the world, each with their own food, music, heritage and culture. To honor the diversity, achievements and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community worldwide, Sony Music Group proudly celebra
How This SMG Impact Fellow Learned to Support the Future of Music
Oct 14, 2022
This article is written by Keona Leano and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here.  Keona
SPARK! Partners With Sony Music Entertainment Philippines to Empower Young Women and Girls
Oct 11, 2022
SPARK! Philippines will receive funding from Sony Music’s Global Social Justice Fund to accelerate young women’s rights advocacy through music and film     Through the Global Social Justice Fund, Sony Music Philippines is part
Milaan Foundation Partners With Sony Music Entertainment India to Empower Adolescent Girls in India
Oct 07, 2022
Funding from the Sony Music Group’s Global Social Justice Fund will be used to promote education, health, and gender equality among adolescent girls in Uttar Pradesh Sony Music India is excited to announce the Milaan Foundation as a new partner thr
Modern Women’s Foundation Partners With Sony Music Taiwan to Address Gender-Based Violence in Taiwan
Oct 07, 2022
Modern Women’s Foundation will receive funding from the Sony Music’s Global Social Justice Fund to provide services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Taiwan Sony Music Entertainment Taiwan is proud to announce its new partnership with t
A Day in the Life of a SMG Impact Fellow from the 2022 HBCU in LA Cohort
Oct 07, 2022
This article is written by Bria Whitaker and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellow cohort. Read more about the 2022 SMG Impact Fellows Program here. 
Sony Music Announces Childcare Support Initiative
Oct 04, 2022
Sony Music has introduced a new policy that entitles parents to claim a significant financial contribution towards the cost of childcare for pre-school age children. The childcare initiative provides employees with funding towards the cost of childca
How This Sony Music Group Impact Fellow is Helping Implement Social Change Through Philanthropy & Social Impact
Sep 30, 2022
This article is written by Makiyah Owens and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the 2022 Sony Music Group Impact Fellows cohort. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Program here.  How
Sony Music Group Welcomes Second Cohort of SMG Impact Fellows
Sep 29, 2022
This summer, Sony Music Group (SMG) proudly welcomed the second cohort of the SMG Impact Fellows Program. This program launched in 2021, when Sony Music Group became the first music industry partner of the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Prog
Global Social Justice Fund Impact Report
Sep 16, 2022
Take a look at the first collective Sony Group Global Social Justice Fund Impact Report, below, which includes data from Sony Corporation of America, Sony Electronics Inc, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Group and Sony Pictures Entertainme
Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote: Countdown to Midterms
Aug 02, 2022
With the United States midterm elections around the corner, Sony Music Group is proud to relaunch our U.S. civic engagement campaign: Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote. The midterms are 98 days away, so just as we did during the 2020 election cycle,
Sony Music Group Global Impact Report
Aug 01, 2022
Through our diverse community of creators, we play a role in shaping not just the music industry, but the movements, culture, and histories that define humanity. And as a global business employing thousands of people in over 60 countries, we impact t
Celebrating National Intern Day
Jul 28, 2022
Sony Music is proud to celebrate National Intern Day, not only with our interns in the US but all over the world! We thank all of our amazing interns for bringing their best each and every day. At Sony Music, we seek to empower future industry leader
Sony Music Group Celebrates Pride Month ‘22
Jun 30, 2022
All of our many experiences and identities make us unique and individual. This June, we honored community and intersectionality as we encouraged our teammates to transcend individual differences to unite and show our pride together. That’s why all
HR is now PX at Sony Music – Here’s Why
Jun 22, 2022
Earlier today at Sony Music Entertainment, we shared that our Human Resources team will now be known as People Experience—or PX. Why the change? It reflects our continued focus on putting our people and their experiences first.  In a recent po
Sony Music Group Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month ‘22
May 31, 2022
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community remained resilient in the face of growing anti-AAPI sentiment around the world. Despite the challenges, the last year has been history-making in terms of progress: increasing representation and
Conference Coverage: Sony Music Group Talks DE&I Changes and Accepts Leadership Awards at Music Biz 2022
May 20, 2022
Tiffany R. Warren, second from left, speaking on the DEI Keynote: “A Roadmap for Change.“ Last week, Sony Music Group engaged in industry-defining conversations at the 2022 Music Biz Conference in Nashville, TN.   Speakers touched on to
Sony Music Group Celebrates Women’s History Month ’22
Mar 31, 2022
“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collective
Watch: “Passing the Mic: Black in Podcasting”
Feb 28, 2022
In celebration of Black History Month, Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division hosted a virtual panel about the importance of Black Representation in audio. This week, Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division hosted a conversation about the significance
Sony Music Group Celebrates Black History Month ‘22
Feb 28, 2022
Last year at Sony Music Group, Black History Month centered education and reflection. This year, we were inspired to celebrate the Black community and the enormous cultural impact of Black creators and innovators across industries and around the worl
Partnership Between Sony Music Group and Dream Corps JUSTICE Contributes to Significant Milestones in Criminal Justice Reform
Feb 16, 2022
Organization Announces First-Ever Empathy Network Leadership Cohort  Supported by Sony Music Group and Van Jones  Today, Dream Corps JUSTICE recognized that it received a $500,000 donation from the Sony Music Group Global Social J
Local Impact Reports: SME Brazil Social Justice Task Force On Making a Difference
Feb 11, 2022
Today, as part of our Local Impact Reports series—which highlights Global Task Forces around the world that are working together to impact local communities with support from the Global Social Justice Fund (GSJF)—we connected with Bruna Araujo,
Local Impact Reports: SME Mexico Social Justice Task Force On Making a Difference
Feb 08, 2022
In 2020, Sony Music Group (SMG) announced the creation of a $100 million Global Social Justice Fund (GSJF), dedicated to supporting social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world. The GSJF’s mission is to meaningfully support well-esta
In the News: Sony Music’s Journey to Greater Diversity
Jan 13, 2022
In this third interview in a series behind-the-scenes at Sony Music Group, Martin Staudigl, Vice President People Experience (HR) at Sony Entertainment in Germany, shares with Alan Hosking what is being done to eliminate bias in the hiring process. A
Sony Music Group Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 13, 2022
On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, each year at Sony Music Group, we celebrate his legacy by rededicating ourselves to the movement he and several civil rights pioneers led for social justice, equality and service to communities. We reflect on the p
500 Customer Layaways Paid off by Sony Music Group in Partnership With Nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway
Dec 20, 2021
Sony Music Group (SMG) surprised 500 families at Burlington stores, the national discount retailer, by paying off their layaway balances thanks to the company’s partnership with nonprofit organization Pay Away the Layaway. The campaign was designed
Now Introducing: Sony Music Group’s Full Scale Fellowship Program
Dec 07, 2021
Sony Music Group is excited to introduce our Full Scale Fellowship Program. This three-year fellowship aims to cultivate and foster a pipeline of aspiring multicultural recent law grads, and provide participants with a fully-immersive experience in a
SMG Global Social Justice Fund Update
Nov 23, 2021
Sony Music Group’s commitment to corporate giving is at the heart of our philanthropic programs and activities across the globe – from the programs led by our businesses to the partnerships we forge with artists, songwriters, and other creators.
HR Director of Sony Music France, Claude Monnier, Featured in HR Future November Issue
Nov 04, 2021
In the first of a new behind-the-scenes interview series with Sony Music Group, HR Future magazine profiles Claude Monnier, HR Director of Sony Music France in Paris. Monnier talks in detail about how Sony Music France is bringing diversity to the m
SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape: Morganne’s Outro
Oct 25, 2021
This article is written by Morganne Stephenson and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fel
SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series: Laura’s Reprise
Oct 18, 2021
This article is written by Laura Souto and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Pro
Latest Round of Funding from Sony Music UK Social Justice Fund Focuses On Mental Health and Racism
Oct 12, 2021
Today, Sony Music UK announced three new beneficiaries in their latest round of funding from the Global Social Justice Fund. This follows the June 2021 announcement that highlighted key partnerships chosen by a diverse advisory board that repres
Sony Music UK Awarded Prestigious YOUNITED Flag for Commitment to Hiring Ex-Offenders
Oct 07, 2021
Sony Music is one of fifteen UK companies to have been awarded the YOUNITED Flag, in recognition of our commitment to hiring ex-offenders.  Launched in September 2019 by Nile Rodgers and crime prevention charity Key4Life, the YOUNITED
SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series: Jocelyn’s Remix
Oct 04, 2021
This article is written by Jocelyn Peña and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows P
SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series: Jacob’s Interlude
Sep 27, 2021
This article is written by Jacob Lam and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Progr
SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series: Madi’s Intro
Sep 13, 2021
This article is written by Madilyne Nguyen-Acosta and is part of the SMG Impact Fellows Mix Tape Series, a collection of first-person essays written by the inaugural cohort of Sony Music Group Impact Fellows. Read more about the SMG Impact Fellows Pr
Sony Music Group Launches Impact Fellows Program
Sep 13, 2021
This summer, Sony Music Group, the first music industry partner of the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP), proudly launched the Sony Music Group (SMG) Impact Fellows Program. This bespoke SMG x MAIP partnership will accelerate and
Sony Music Taiwan Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021
Sep 08, 2021
Kevin Foo, General Manager of Sony Music Taiwan, comments on the award and how music is evolving in Taiwan—and across the globe. This week, Sony Music Taiwan has been named one of HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work For In Asia 2021, following r
In the News: How Sony Music Is Supporting Global Social Justice Today
Jul 13, 2021
HR news outlet HRD Connect spoke in-depth to the Co-Chairs of Sony Music UK’s Social Justice Fund — Damaris Rex Taylor, Dorothy Hui, and Charlotte Edgeworth — about how our UK company seeks to support social justice in the country, sharing prog
Meet 9 LGBTQ+ Orgs Making a Difference
Jun 25, 2021
This Pride month and year-round, Sony Music Group (SMG) is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ equality, visibility, and rights — at our company and across the globe. Through our Global Social Justice Fund, SMG intentionally supports grassroots organizatio
Sony Music Group Honors & Recognizes Juneteenth
Jun 18, 2021
Sony Music Group is proud to honor and recognize Juneteenth, known to many in the United States as “Freedom Day”. Celebrated by Black Americans for over 150 years, the Juneteenth holiday commemorates the emancipation of America’s last e
Meet Neon Hum’s New Associate Editor Stephanie Serrano
Jun 17, 2021
In March 2020, Neon Hum Media, in partnership with SME, launched its free Editors’ Bootcamp, created for aspiring podcast editors from underrepresented groups. Led by Executive Editor Catherine Saint Louis, the 8-week course was designed to provide
Looking Back at SMG’s Week of Action
Jun 03, 2021
In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Sony Music Group’s Global Social Justice Fund, the Company hosted a “Week of Action” employee education series that included live, virtual conversations to shine a light on the work of multiple phil
Using Your Voice and Your Power to Push for Change
May 19, 2021
How Sony Music Partnered with the Alliance for Criminal Justice Reform to Advocate for Police Reform   As part of the Alliance for Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR), Sony Music Entertainment participated in a virtual lobby day to push&nbs
A Conversation With Towalame Austin, Sony Music Group’s Executive Vice President of Philanthropy and Social Impact
May 10, 2021
Discussing Sony Music Group’s Third Round of Disbursements from its Global Social Justice Fund On June 5, 2020, Sony Music Group (SMG) announced the launch of a $100 million fund to build multi-year programs in support of social justice a
Impact Report: Checking In With Seven Global Social Justice Fund Beneficiaries
May 10, 2021
The Global Social Justice Fund evaluates individual needs for every beneficiary, fostering long-term partnerships. Part of the Sony Music Group (SMG) $100 million Global Social Justice Fund’s mission is make an impact on communities in as many plac
Sony Group’s Initiatives for Social Justice and Anti-Racism
Apr 15, 2021
One of Sony Group’s core principles is that all human beings should be treated with dignity and respect. At Sony Group, we believe in building a culture that makes business and employee diversity a priority, and diversity is cherished as one of
Watch: Sony Music India and Music Basti Partner on 1st Annual Concert
Mar 19, 2021
In partnership with Sony Music India, Music Basti hosted its first-ever annual concert series (virtually) on March 19, 2021. Music Basti is a group-based music learning program in India that teaches children from under-resourced schools to
Sony Music India Receives ICC Social Impact 2021 Award
Mar 12, 2021
In collaboration with Green Yatra, Sony Music India is turning what used to be a dumping ground (Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai) into an urban forest through the Miyawaki method. 40,000 trees have been planted so far over three acres of land, which wi
Watch: Lean In Live With Tiffany R. Warren
Mar 04, 2021
All March long, Sony Music Group (SMG) is supporting International Women’s Day with a variety of activities that celebrate women’s contributions to society and support gender parity.   In honor of our month-long
Sony Highlights Immersive Music and More at CES 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Sony Corp this week is showcasing a slate of cutting-edge new innovations at CES 2021 that highlight how it is redefining the future, including exciting advancements in immersive music technology featuring Sony Music artists Madison Beer and Zara Lar
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