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Sep 13, 2018 | Legendary Global Icon Mariah Carey Returns With New Music
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, incomparable, multi-platinum, multiple Grammy award winning global superstar Mariah Carey (the best-selling female artist of all time with 18 Hot 100 #1 hits) returns with the first taste o
Aug 28, 2018 | Constance Williams Named Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Americas, Sony Music Entertainment
New York – August 28, 2018—Constance Williams has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Americas for Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Dasha Smith Dwin, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Son
Jul 09, 2018 | Sony Music Relaunches Arista Records With Hitmaker David Massey
NEW YORK, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer today announced the relaunch of Arista Records under the leadership of highly regarded music industry executive David Massey. The legendary label will bec
Feb 02, 2018 | Dasha Smith Dwin Named Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Sony Music Entertainment
New York – February 2, 2018 – Dasha Smith Dwin has been named Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Sony Music Entertainment, effective February 5, 2018, it was announced today by Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Ent
Jan 15, 2018 | Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA)
BERLIN, Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Daniel Lieberberg, President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba has been named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and
Jan 02, 2018 | Ron Perry Named Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records
NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment today announced Ron Perry has been named Chairman & CEO of Columbia Records. Based in New York, Perry will report
Dec 14, 2017 | Sony Music and Estate of Michael Jackson Renew Their Landmark Deal
NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have agreed to a landmark recording deal that will continue the label’s 42-year relationship with Michael Jackson and his music, it was announced tod
Feb 27, 2017 | Kevin Kelleher Named Chief Operating Officer of Sony Music Entertainment
NEW YORK – February 27, 2017 – Incoming Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer, who will be responsible for all worldwide operations of Sony Music, today announces that Kevin Kelleher will be promoted from Executive Vice President and Chief Fi
Mar 19, 2015 | Sony Music to purchase remaining interest in The Orchard, the world’s leading independent digital distributor
NEW YORK—March 19, 2015—Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Associates, LLC to acquire the remaining interest in The Orchard, the global independent music, video and film distribution co
Jan 23, 2014 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Global Music Sensation Pitbull Featuring International Superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Own Claudia Leitte as FIFA World Cup 2014™ Official Song
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte on June 12, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 23, 2014 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced th
May 09, 2013 | Sony Music Entertainment Completes Purchase Of EMI’s European Stake In “Now That’s What I Call Music!” From Universal Music Group
LONDON/ NEW YORK –  Thursday, May 9th, 2013.  Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has completed its purchase of EMI Recorded Music’s European rights in NOW That’s What I Call Music! from Universal Music Group (UMG). T
Feb 02, 2012 | Sony Music Comments on the Passing of Whitney Houston
New York – February 12, 2012 – Sony Music Entertainment today issued the following statement regarding Whitney Houston:   “Whitney Houston was an icon and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who inspired a generation of singers and brought joy to
Aug 09, 2011 | Edgar Berger Named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment
New York, NY, August 9, 2011 – Edgar Berger has been named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Berger will be res
Aug 08, 2011 | Peter Edge Named Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group
Tom Corson Named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music Group New York, NY, August 8, 2011 – Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, So
Jul 18, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment Names Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid Chairman & CEO, Epic Records
New York, NY, July 18, 2011 – Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Ent
May 19, 2011 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “Happiness” by Alexis Jordan as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ Official Song
NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 — FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that “Happiness” (Dave Aude Remix) by 19-year-old singing sensation Alexis Jordan (Star Roc/Roc Nation/Columbia), has been chosen as the Official Song of th
May 10, 2011 | Library of Congress Launches, With Sony Music Content, The “National Jukebox,” An Online Destination For Historical Sound Recordings
Largest Collection Of Historical Recordings Ever Made Publicly Available Online   The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment today unveiled a new website of over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for the fir
May 02, 2011 | Sony Names Doug Morris New Head Of Sony Music Entertainment
(New York, NY – March 2, 2011) — Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011.  The announcement was mad
Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment To Develop Dynamic Artist Apps Using Innovative Mobile Roadie Platform
New York, NY — January 20, 2011 — Sony Music Entertainment today announced plans to develop interactive mobile entertainment applications across its network of artists and labels using technology from Mobile Roadie, the premier self serv
Dec 21, 2010 | Remix Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Online Using the Original 4-Track Vocal, Guitar, Bass and Drum Recordings
“The Remix Project,” From Sony make.believe, Allows Fans to Re-imagine Dylan Classic Fan Contest, Also Featuring Collaborations from The Ting Tings, 2AM Club and Others, Will Award a Grand Prize Trip to South by Southwest Music Festival New York,
Sep 20, 2018 | Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 to Be Released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on Friday, November 2
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 on Friday, November
Sep 07, 2018 | Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy Recordings Strike Historic New Agreement with Blackheart Records for Iconic Joan Jett Catalog & Other Blackheart Titles
NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon
Aug 24, 2018 | OPERATION FINALE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available August 24, 2018
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Classical releases OPERATION FINALE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by Academy Award® winner Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water, The Grand Budapest Hotel). The sou
Aug 22, 2018 | American Music Icon Loretta Lynn Releasing Eagerly-Awaited New Studio Album, Wouldn't It Be Great, on Friday, September 28
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) will release Wouldn’t It Be Great, the new studio album from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on Friday, September 28. One of the most deep
Aug 22, 2018 | Sony Classical Presents a Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration Honoring His 100th Birthday
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Classical honors the great Leonard Bernstein with a celebration of what would have been the cultural icon’s 100th birthday. Bernstein, an American composer, conductor, pianist, writer, humanitar
Aug 22, 2018 | Certified Classics To Rerelease Maxwell's Embrya In Celebration Of The Album's 20th Anniversary September 28th
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, will release Maxwell’s Embrya on September 28th. The
Aug 17, 2018 | 2CELLOS Announce New Album Let There Be Cello Availalble October 19 — Preorder Now
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Croatian duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, better known as 2CELLOS, return this Fall with an all-new album, Let There Be Cello, set for release October 19 via Sony Music Masterworks.  A f
Aug 17, 2018 | Legacy Recordings and The Prince Estate Launch First Wave of Prince Catalog Digital Releases Today
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching its first round of Prince catalog digital releases today, August 17. The first wave of Prince catalog titles to be released through a
Aug 13, 2018 | Major Stars Pay Tribute To Iconic Film Composer James Horner On New Album The Classics – Available Now
NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  “They were so BITTERSWEET and EMOTIONALLY RESONANT. He hadn’t orchestrated a thing and I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF CINEMA’S GREAT SCORES…  I KNEW HE HAD CRACKE
Jul 27, 2018 | PUZZLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now
NEW YORK, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Classical proudly announces the release of PUZZLE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Dustin O’Halloran. The soundtrack
Jul 24, 2018 | Legacy Recordings Set to Release Electric Light Orchestra – The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21
NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Electric Light Orchestra – The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21. Pre-order here: https://EL
Jul 19, 2018 | Willie Nelson Pays Homage to Fellow Icon Frank Sinatra on New Studio Album, My Way
NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release My Way—Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 12th for the label)–on Friday, September 14. My Way will be
Jul 18, 2018 | David Massey Launches Work of Art Music Publishing and Work of Art Management with Sony Music Entertainment
New York, NY—July 18, 2018—Highly regarded music industry executive David Massey today announced the launch of Work of Art – the music publishing and artist management companies under his new joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment. Work of
Jul 16, 2018 | NOW That's What I Call Music! Presents Today's Biggest Hits on NOW That's What I Call Music! 67 and 18 Classic Party Tracks on NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems 4
NOW 67 Includes 5 New “What’s Next” Bonus Tracks from the Stars of Tomorrow NOW 67 and NOW Party Anthems 4 Set for Digital and CD Release on Friday, August 3 NEW YORK, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NOW That’s What I
Jul 13, 2018 | Desperate Measures Original Cast Recording Digital Album Available Today From Masterworks Broadway
NEW YORK, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Original Cast Recording from the hit musical comedy Desperate Measures is available digitally today from Masterworks Broadway, with the CD set for release August 10.  With music by David Frie
Jul 13, 2018 | Composer Danny Elfman Reunites With Director Gus Van Sant With His Original Score For Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
NEW YORK, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — One of the most acclaimed and distinctive film composers of his generation, four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman collaborates once again with director Gus Van Sant with his original score
Jul 12, 2018 | Paul Simon To Release New Album – In The Blue Light – On September 7 Coinciding With Final Leg Of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour
With notable collaborations and fresh arrangements, Paul Simon revisits and lends new perspective to ten of his personal favorites from his body of work “This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be ov
Jun 27, 2018 | Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy Recordings Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal with Prince Estate Covering 35 Essential Catalog Titles from 1978-2015
NEW YORK, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Entertainment and the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson have inked an exclusive distribution agreement covering 35 essential previously released album titles from the Prince catalog, it was an
Jun 25, 2018 | Deadpool 2 Score Soundtrack Now Available For Vinyl Pre-Order
NEW YORK, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Fans of the Deadpool 2 Original Motion Picture Score (released via Sony Music Masterworks) can get excited for its official vinyl release on August 17, 2018. Now available for pre-order on Amazon, the firs
Jun 22, 2018 | Yo-Yo Ma – Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites
NEW YORK, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —   “Almost no one made a sound. Almost no one moved. When a large audience is listening intently, it creates an atmosphere that cannot be measured or recorded, only remembered. Here, it was as if