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Major Record Company Presentation

  1. 1. Universal Music Group <ul><li>Is the largest of the big four music companies </li></ul><ul><li>Wholly owned by subsidiary of international French media conglomerate Vivendi </li></ul><ul><li>Based in France </li></ul><ul><li>Once attached to film studio, Universal Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, group became 100% owned by Vivendi </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, completed its £1.63 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>They accounted for 25.5% of the market in 2005 </li></ul>
  2. 2. VMG Labels and Artists <ul><li>Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Island records </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury records </li></ul><ul><li>Motown </li></ul><ul><li>Verve Music Group </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Music UK </li></ul><ul><li>Many international Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Bon Jovi </li></ul><ul><li>Duffy </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Out Boy </li></ul><ul><li>Kanye West </li></ul><ul><li>Killers </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn Manson </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sony Music Entertainment <ul><li>Is the second largest of the four music companies </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1929 as ARC, 1987 made Sony – launched again in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 joint with Bertelsmann </li></ul><ul><li>They accounted for 21.5% of the market in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>In March 1968, CBS and Sony formed CBS/Sony Records, a Japanese business </li></ul><ul><li>joint venture </li></ul><ul><li>Sony was one of the developers behind the compact disk digital music media, a CD </li></ul><ul><li>production plant was constructed in Japan under the joint venture, allowing CBS to </li></ul><ul><li>begin supplying some of the first CD releases for the American market in 1983 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sony Music Entertainment <ul><li>Artists </li></ul><ul><li>AC/DC </li></ul><ul><li>Soulja Boy </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Gaga </li></ul><ul><li>Beyonce </li></ul><ul><li>Britney </li></ul><ul><li>Alicia Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Records </li></ul><ul><li>Epic Records </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Music UK </li></ul><ul><li>Zomba Label Group: Volcano </li></ul><ul><li>Jive </li></ul><ul><li>RCA </li></ul><ul><li>Arista </li></ul>
  5. 5. Warner Music Group <ul><li>Is the third largest of the big four music companies </li></ul><ul><li>In 1963 Warner Music Group purchased Reprise Records, founded by Frank </li></ul><ul><li>Sinatra </li></ul><ul><li>WMG’s roots in what became Time Warner date back to the founding of Warner </li></ul><ul><li>Bros. Records as a division of the Warner Bros Movie Studio in 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Bros. was sold to Seven Arts Productions in 1967, forming Warner Bros. – </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Arts. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1989, Warner Communications merged with Time Inc to for Time Warner </li></ul><ul><li>Time Warner sold the company in 2004 to a group of investors for $2.6 billion </li></ul><ul><li>WMG was the first major media company to form a strategic relationship with </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube and uses internet music companies like spotify to fight piracy. </li></ul><ul><li>They accounted for 11.3% of the market in 2005 </li></ul>
  6. 6. WMG Labels and Artists <ul><li>Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Green Day </li></ul><ul><li>Madonna </li></ul><ul><li>My Chemical Romance </li></ul><ul><li>James Blunt </li></ul><ul><li>Linkin Park </li></ul><ul><li>Alanis Morissette </li></ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Records Group </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Bros. Records </li></ul><ul><li>Rhino Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Ryko Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Asylum </li></ul><ul><li>Lava </li></ul><ul><li>Reprise </li></ul>
  7. 7. EMI – Electric and Musical Industries <ul><li>EMI was founded in 1931 from the merge of the UK Columbia Graphophone Company and the Gramophone Company </li></ul><ul><li>From the beginning, the company was involved in both the manufacture of recording and playback equipment and the provision of music to play on its machines </li></ul><ul><li>After the company formed in 1931 it opened its recording studios in Abbey Road, London </li></ul><ul><li>EMI had a large variety of audiences and of genres </li></ul><ul><li>EMI released its first LPs in 1952 and its first stereophonic recordings in 1955 </li></ul><ul><li>Under the management of Sir Joseph Lockwood from the late 50’s to the early 70’s the company had huge success in the popular music field which made it the best known and most successful recording company in the world during that time </li></ul>
  8. 8. EMI Labels and Artists <ul><li>Artists </li></ul><ul><li>The Beatles </li></ul><ul><li>Pink Floyd </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Sinatra </li></ul><ul><li>Jay-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Coldplay </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Radiohead </li></ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Festival Records </li></ul><ul><li>HMV </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest Records </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Music Group </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol Music Group </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Note Label </li></ul>