The Big FourThe Big Four are the largest recording music companiesin the industry. As well as promoting music they also Warner Music Grouppromote other entertainment such as Magazines,Television and Films. They have the authority over othercompanies that as smaller who also provide music of allgenresThe Four Companies are: Universal Music Group Sony Entertainment EMI Music Publishing
Warner Music Group largest businessThe Warner Music Group is the thirdgroup and family of record labels in the recordingindustry. The group was founded in 1958 and was firstknown as the Warner Bros, however in 1967 it thengot sold to Seven Arts Productions, and in this year thegroup gained a strong status and had its first bureauin Australia as well as Canada. As the successincreased the company remained it self to WEA Corpwhich stood for the three biggest labels, Warner Bros,Electra and Atlantic. In mid 2004 the companyrenamed the Warner Bros to Warner Music Group as it www.wmg.com/became and independent company.Artist such as Ashley Tinsdale, Coolio and Paramorehave worked along side the Warner Music Group andhave been very successful. Labels that belong to theWarner Music Group are Bad Boy Records, ElectraRecords, and Warner Bro Records.
UniversalThe Universal Music Group is the largest music business in the industry, and is apart f the big four. The universal was founded in 1934, however it was calledDECCA Records USA but It was changed and developed in 1990 and becameMCA Music Entertainment Group. Si years on the first UMG incarnation wascreated, and then got developed to what it is now Universal Music Group. Theheadquarters of this music group is New York City (NYC)The group shares music labels with companies such as:Interscope RecordsPolydor Recordss andGeffen RecordsThey have assisted artists such as:50 CentKayne West andRihanna http://www.universalmusic.com/
Sony MusicSony music entertainment s a global recording music company which was oncejoint with Bertelsmann AG in 2004. Being 1 business led to a negative effect onboth companies, world wide. In 2008 The song corporation of America brought thehalf belonging to Bertelsmann AG and there success rose to $1.2 billion.. Nowthey owned the whole company they changed the name to Sony MusicEntertainment Inc, as it still stands now.The Sony music is also a part of the Big Four, and their headquarters are in NewYork City (NYC) As well as Universal Music Group.Sony Control Labels such as:Epic RecordsColumbia Records andSyco MusicPeople that have worked with Sony are artists such as:Michael JacksonAvril Lavine andRebecca Ferguson http://www.sonymusic.com/
Emi Music PublishingEMI Music Publishing is a British Music Company and is the 4th largestmusic company in the recoding industry. It as well also is part of the BigFour. Was founded in 1931 and the Electric and Music Industries ltd. It hada merger of the UK Columbia Graphophone Company. The Graphophonecompany was well known in 1931 for its record label, His Masters Voice.Its headquarters are not only set in New York But London, England too.Music Labels:Blue Note RecordsCirca Records andAngel recordsSome artist’s that the EMI company have worked with are:Robbie WilliamsJanet Jackson andJay Sean http://www.emimusicpub.com/