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Nov 05, 2018 | Sol Rashidi Named Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Sony Music Entertainmen
New York, NY – November 5, 2018 –  Sol Rashidi has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today. In this newly created role, Rashidi will be responsible for building and leading a
Oct 04, 2018 | Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer Featured on BBC Radio 4’s “The Media Show”: Listen
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2018 — Check out Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer’s compelling discussion of key issues in the music industry in a new interview with BBC Radio 4’s “The Media Show.” In this quick, informative chat, he talks about music&#
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
Nov 16, 2018 | Jennifer Lopez – “LIMITLESS” – New Track From Singer's Upcoming Film Second Act – Available Now
NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, multiplatinum-selling recording artist, actress, producer and entertainer JENNIFER LOPEZ shares a new anthem entitled “LIMITLESS” from her forthcoming film, Second Act from STXfilms &nda
Nov 05, 2018 | THE FRONT RUNNER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Available Now From Sony Music Masterworks
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music announces the release of THE FRONT RUNNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) available now. The album features a score of original music by composer Rob Simonsen (Love, Simon, Foxcatc
Nov 02, 2018 | Barbra Streisand's Album Walls Out Today Available Here: http://smarturl.it/barbrawalls
NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Columbia Records releases WALLS the new album by Barbra Streisand. It’s Streisand’s first album primarily consisting of original songs since 2005. This is the first Barbra Streisand
Oct 05, 2018 | The Piano Guys Release New Album Limitless Available November 9
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Utah sensation THE PIANO GUYS return with an all-new album Limitless (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) on November 9 and available for preorder now.  On Limitless, The Piano Guys showcase their talent
Oct 05, 2018 | The Piano Guys Release New Album Limitless Available November 9
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Utah sensation THE PIANO GUYS return with an all-new album Limitless (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) on November 9 and available for preorder now.  On Limitless, The Piano Guys showcase their talent
Oct 04, 2018 | Sony Music Entertainment Announces Global Partnership with Kygo and Manager Myles Shear for New Label, Palm Tree Records
NEW YORK—October 4, 2018—Sony Music Entertainment has entered into a worldwide talent development partnership with global superstar producer/DJ Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo – and music manager Myles Shear, it was announced today. Under
Sep 27, 2018 | Barbra Streisand Set To Release New Album Walls November 2; Available For Pre-Order Now
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Columbia Records has released “Don’t Lie To Me,” a new single written and recorded by Barbra Streisand from her upcoming album Walls, due out November 2nd. It’
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 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
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 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 | 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
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