Warner Music Group (WMG)
Labels: Atlantic, Atco, Elektra, Asylum, Reprise, Maverick, Rhino, Sire, Warner Brothers
EMI is the only major music company that is not part of a conglomerate. Their music publishing division is the largest in the world, with over a million song titles.
Labels: Capitol, EMI, Blue Note, Parlophone, Angel, Chrysalis, Virgin
Sample Artists: Andrea Bocelli, Warren G., Nelly, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain
Sony is the number two music company, but its growth has stagnated. Sony's ownership is a product of its its foray into the media world, a decision from which Sony never derived the hoped-for synergy.
Labels: Columbia, Epic, Sony, Arc of Light, Vivarte, Soho Square, Mambo, Dragnet, Harmony Records, Legacy Records, Loud Records
Vivendi Universal (UMG-Universal Music Group)
UMG is the world' largest music company.
Labels: MCA, Geffen, DGC, Mercury, Polydor, London, Vertigo, Verve, Wing, A&M, Island, Motown, Decca, Interscope, Deutsche Gramophone, Phillips, DefJam
Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG)
Labels: RCA, Arista, Wyndham Hill, New Talents, Arte Nova, Zomba, Bluebird, Jive, Bad Boy
Sample Artists: Denyce Graves, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Avril Lavigne, R. Kelly, Britney Spears
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