Sony Music Entertainment

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For the Japanese business, see Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

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Sony Music Entertainment
Founded: 1929
United States

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Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. (SME) is an American music company. It was originally established in 1929 as American Record Corporation, becoming Columbia Records in 1938, CBS Records in 1966 and finally Sony Music Entertainment in 1991. After Sony's takeover of BMG, the company was known as Sony BMG Music Entertainment from 2004 before reverting back to its previous name in 2008.

This American Sony Music Entertainment is distinct a distinct entity from Sony Music Entertainment Japan, used in Japan (and often trades as "Sony Music Entertainment" in its home territory), although both are subsidiaries of Sony Group Corporation.

Sony Music Entertainment has never been directly involved in video games, however its music has often been license for use in them.


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