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The4 Major MusicLabels By Sophie Garrod


Artists UMG Promotes:

Lady Gaga


Rihanna


Black Eyed Peas


Miley Cyrus


JessieJ


Subsidiary MusicLabels UMG own: • Geffen Records • InterscopeRecords • A&M Records • Polydor Records


Controversy! In 2006 an investigation revealed that UMG bribed radio stations top play song by artists under their label – the company paid 12 million dollars to the state in settlement


Sony Music Entertainment


ArtistsSME Promote:

Britney Spears


Alexandra Burke


Calvin Harris


Kings Of Leon


P!NK


Subsidiary Labelsthat SME Own: • Syco Music– founded by Simon Cowell • JiveRecords • RCA Records • EpicRecords • Columbia Records


Controversy!! In 2005 SME sent out CDsthat had DRM (Digital RightsManagement) technology built in that when put in a computer could hidea virusundetectably in a ROOTKIT, causing all sortsof problemsand another part of theDRM technology meant that SME could find out who’slistening to theCD and howoften. Sony recalled theseCDswhich led to lawsuitsand PR problems


Warner Music Group


Paramore


Madonna


Michael BublĂŠ


Bruno Mars


Ceelo Green


Subsidiary Labels owned by WMG: • Atlantic Records • Lava Records • LaSalle Records • Sire Records • Maverick


Controversy!!

In 2008 – WMG fell out with YouTube and as a result blocked or muted videos that have music belonging to its labels – claiming Copyright. This is still continuing and the CEO of WMG said that WMG would stop licensing songsto free music streaming services and that WMG will focus on services that require payment.


Artists that EMI promote:

Robbie Williams


Kylie


Coldplay


Eliza Doolittle


Katy Perry


Subsidiary MusicLabelsthat EMI own: • Virgin Records • Angel Records • Manhattan Records • Priority Records


Recent Developments On February 1st 2011 Citigroup took 100% ownership of EMI Group from Terra Firma, writing off ÂŁ2.2 billion of debt and reducing EMIs debt load by 65%


4 Major Music Labels