Inside Sony Music
- 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 post published to LinkedIn, Andrew Davis, Sony Music’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Experience Officer, explains the reasoning behind the transformation:
“Since March of 2020, our workplaces have been transforming. Not just at Sony Music or in the entertainment industry, but across workplaces and industries all over the world. But for all the changes, one constant that began before the pandemic and continues today is that people want to be part of a purpose-driven, progressive, high-performing company that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and overall wellbeing for its employees.
In other words, they want to work somewhere that puts people first. And at Sony Music Entertainment, that’s exactly what we do.
So, in an effort to keep fulfilling that mission, we are reimagining the role Human Resources has served and will play in our business. Sony Music Entertainment is there for every step of our artists’ creative journey—and our People Experience teams do the same thing for our employees at work.
Along with the name change, we’ve created a vision for the role that People Experience will play. And that vision is to create the most people-centric company in the entertainment industry—where we continue to innovate, create, grow, and win together. Our goal is that everyone at Sony Music will notice the difference—and feel even more engaged and included so they can unleash their full potential.
This work has already begun. For example, we’ve launched on-going engagement surveys, which allow us to gage how employees are experiencing the culture and gives everyone a voice to help drive meaningful change. We’ve enhanced our global wellbeing benefits that offer meaningful support to our families. We’ve continued to conduct global pay equity reviews twice a year to ensure fair and equitable pay for all. We’ve improved our diversity mix, and, in particular with our new starters, we’ve shown year over year improvement on gender diversity globally and multicultural new hires in the U.S. We’ve also introduced our new Hybrid with Flexibility approach to meet the needs of the new workforce.
But we don’t plan on stopping there. Change takes time, so we ask everyone to take this journey with us as we pause and recommit ourselves to becoming the best, most people-centric company in the entertainment industry.
I couldn’t be more excited about what this means for our future of work here at Sony Music—and we’re looking forward to sharing more about the new direction of this team!”
Interested in being part of the Sony Music team? Explore our open positions at: sonymusic.link/careers
You can also follow along in our journey on SME on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, as well as @LifeatSonyMusic on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.