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, known mononymously as Ai (stylized as AI or A.I.) is a Japanese-American singer and songwriter who was born in Los Angeles.
Alcazar is a Swedish nu-disco group which has established themselves as one of Sweden's most successful music groups both nationally and internationally with a string of hits since their debut single in 1999.
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk (born September 17, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer.
Angélica María (born Angélica María Hartman Ortiz on September 27, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.) is an American-born Mexican actress and a Latin Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Arista Nashville is an American record label that serves as a wholly owned division of Sony Music, operated under the Sony Music Nashville division.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Backyard Babies are a rock band from Nässjö, Sweden.
Battery Records is a hip-hop label started by Neil Levine under Zomba Label Group, which is currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Bertelsmann Music Group (abbreviated as BMG) was a division of German media company Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on 1 October 2008.
Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.
Bluebird Records was a record label known for its low-cost releases, primarily of blues and jazz in the 1930s and 1940s.
BMG Rights Management GmbH is an international music company focused on the management of music publishing, recording rights and music distribution.
BNA Records, formerly known as BNA Entertainment, was a label group that shared ties with Arista Nashville and RCA Nashville from parent company Sony Music Nashville, which itself is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Bowling for Soup (often typeset as ¡Bowling for Soup! and abbreviated as BFS) is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.
Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith.
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Clannad are an Irish family band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
Concord Music is an independent music company based in Beverly Hills, California, with worldwide (including the U.S) distribution through Universal Music Group.
Cool & Dre are a 2x Grammy Award winning team of American record producers and songwriters from North Miami, Florida, consisting of Marcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon.
Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo from Paris formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by drummer Steve Asheim and guitarist brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman as "Carnage", then hiring bassist/vocalist Glen Benton and becoming "Amon".
is a Japanese-born British solo violinist and composer.
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, when asked to say her real name.
A division of a business, sometimes called a business sector or business unit (segment), is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided.
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Famous Music Corporation was the worldwide music publishing division of Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom since 1994.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
FremantleMedia Group Limited is a British international television content and production/distribution subsidiary of Bertelsmann's RTL Group, founded in 2001, and evolved as Europe's largest TV, radio, and production company.
Full Surface is a record label founded in 2001, by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean.
Gloria Trevi (born Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz on February 15, 1968) is a Mexican singer and songwriter.
Gustavo Adrián Cerati (11 August 1959 – 4 September 2014) was an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, considered one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American rock.
Hard-Fi were an English rock band from Staines-upon-Thames, England, formed in 2003.
Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades (HDH) is a band that was formed in 1997 in Tucson, Arizona.
Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951)Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, is a Jamaican roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", as well as "Angel" and "Five Man Army" with English trip hop duo Massive Attack.
Imagem Music Group is a Dutch music publisher.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
J Records was an American major record label owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment, and was distributed through the RCA Music Group.
Jaguares is a Mexican alternative rock band formed by former Caifanes lead singer Saúl Hernández, ex-Caifan Alfonso André (drums), and two long-time friends Federico Fong (bass guitar) and José Manuel Aguilera (lead guitar).
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Lyricist Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and composer Mike Stoller (born Michael Stoller; March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners.
Jessica Ann Johnson (née Simpson; born July 10, 1980) is an American singer, actress and fashion designer.
Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.
Joscelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English singer, songwriter and actress.
Julieta Venegas Percevault (born November 24, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is an American-born Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer who sings pop-rock in Spanish.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.
Katatonia are a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.
Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995.
Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter.
Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
LaFace Records was an American record label based in Atlanta, Georgia that operated as a unit of Sony Music Entertainment from 2008 to 2011 and was historically a part of Bertelsmann Music Group from 1989 to 2004.
Lee Ryan (born 17 June 1983) is an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.
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Luke Friend (born 30 April 1996) is an English singer and former student from Teignmouth in Devon.
Malaco Records is an American independent record label based in Jackson, Mississippi that has been the home of various major blues and gospel acts, such as Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Bland, Z. Z. Hill, Denise LaSalle, Benny Latimore, Dorothy Moore, Little Milton, Shirley Brown, Tyrone Davis, Marvin Sease, and the Mississippi Mass Choir.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.
Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), known mononymously as Mario, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and model.
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodríguez (born August 20, 1980) is a Cuban-born American model and singer most famous for appearances on Spanish-language television.
Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich.
Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen.
Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996.
Multitone Records, originally Savera Investments, was a British record label founded by Pran Gohil in 1978.
Music for Nations is a British independent record label focusing mainly on rock and metal.
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.
In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nicole Marie Webster (born 30 April 1987) is an Australian pop singer and actress.
No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.
John William "Paul" Weller, Jr. (born 25 May 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born 15 January 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast.
Pinnacle Entertainment was an entertainment group based in the United Kingdom spanning many divisions, but primarily known as one of the UK's leading independent record label distributors.
Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Powderfinger were a Queensland rock band formed in Brisbane in 1989.
Price fixing is an agreement between participants on the same side in a market to buy or sell a product, service, or commodity only at a fixed price, or maintain the market conditions such that the price is maintained at a given level by controlling supply and demand.
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
Rammstein is a German heavy metal band formed in 1994 in Berlin, Germany.
Rascal Flatts is an American country band formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999.
RCA Music Group was an umbrella group of labels distributed by Sony Music Entertainment that existed between March 2004 and 2009, and for a short period of time between July 2011 and October 2011 as all RCA Music Group labels were merged with RCA Records.
RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
RCA Nashville is an American country music record label based in Nashville, Tennessee.
RCA/Jive Label Group was a short-lived American record label group, owned by Sony Music Entertainment and representing the merger of the RCA Music Group and Jive Label Group.
Resale price maintenance (RPM) (US) or retail price maintenance (UK) is the practice whereby a manufacturer and its distributors agree that the distributors will sell the manufacturer's product at certain prices (resale price maintenance), at or above a price floor (minimum resale price maintenance) or at or below a price ceiling (maximum resale price maintenance).
Roselyn Sánchez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer.
Gilbert Russell Llantino, better known by his stage name RUSSELL (aka pryde) is a Canadian rapper from Brampton, Ontario, and is based out of Toronto, Ontario.
Sara Lynn Evans (born February 5, 1971) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Scotti Brothers Records (sometimes spelled Scotti Bros. Records) was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti in 1974.
Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
Silvertone Records is a current British record label, owned by Zomba Music Group.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California.
Sneaker Pimps are a British trip hop band formed in Hartlepool, England, in 1994.
Soda Stereo was an Argentine rock band created in Buenos Aires in 1982 by the power trio made up of Gustavo Cerati (lead vocals, guitars), Héctor "Zeta" Bosio (bass), and Charly Alberti (drums).
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a multinational record label, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group.
Sony Corporation of America (SCA), based in New York City, is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
, often abbreviated as SMEJ or simply SME, and also known as Sony Music Japan for short, is Sony's music arm in Japan.
Spineshank is an American nu metal band.
Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester in 1990.
Target Corporation is the second-largest department store retailer in the United States, behind Walmart, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999.
The Black Eyed Peas (originally simply Black Eyed Peas) are an American musical group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo, and formerly Fergie.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper and actor.
The Killer Barbies is a Spanish punk band fronted by singer/guitarist Silvia Superstar.
The Troubadours are an English rock band comprising members from Liverpool, Runcorn and Wigan.
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998.
Bernd Weidung (born 1 March 1963 in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate), better known by his stage name Thomas Anders, is a German singer, best known as the lead singer of German duo Modern Talking.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is a North American music publishing company and is part of the Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi Group.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Verity Records is an American gospel music-focused record label founded in 1994.
Ville Hermanni Valo (born 22 November 1976) is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.
Volcano Entertainment (sometimes referred to as Volcano Records) is an American all-round music record label founded in 1996 which released albums by Tool, 311, Size 14, Survivor and "Weird Al" Yankovic (the latter two were former Scotti Bros. Records artists and the only artists retained from the label).
Walt Disney Records is an American record label of the Disney Music Group.
Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.
Westlife were an Irish pop vocal group, formed in Dublin in 1998 and disbanded in 2012.
Windham Hill Records was an independent record label that specialized in instrumental acoustic music.
Yellowcard was an American rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were based in Los Angeles beginning in 2000.
The Zomba Group of Companies (sometimes referred to as Zomba Music Group or just Zomba Group) was a music group and division which was owned by and operated under Sony Music Entertainment.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.
BMG Finland, BMG Japan, BMG Kidz, BMG Music Club, BMG Music Publishing, BMG Music Service, BMG Records, BMG Ricordi, BMG Russia, BMG Special Products, BMG TV, BMG TV Projects, BMG U.S. Latin, BMG UK, BMG Victor, Bertelsmann Music Group, Germany (BMG), Bmgmusic, Rooms Records, X ray dog, X-Ray Dog.