Bertelsmann AG

Bertelsmann AG

Profile:
A German multinational mass media corporation, founded in 1835. Based in Gütersloh, Germany. It founded the record label Ariola in 1958.

In 1979 Bertelsmann acquired Arista Records, but due to the crisis in the American music market caused by the general recession, Ariola sold 50% of Arista to RCA in 1983.
Two years later, Bertelsmann and RCA started a joint venture for their music divisions, RCA/Ariola Records. In 1987, Bertelsmann purchased all of the joint venture's stock and became the owner of both RCA and Arista in the process. The RCA, Arista, and Ariola labels were united the same year as Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG).

On August 5, 2004, BMG entered into a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment Inc., the resulting music company being named Sony BMG Music Entertainment. In August 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's 50% stake in the company, and the new company became Sony Music Entertainment on January 1, 2009.

It is now an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Penguin Random House, of which it owns 53%), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), and media services (Arvato) in more than 50 countries.

BMG Rights Management, the successor of the original Bertelsmann Music Group, was founded shortly after Sony bought the original BMG’s recorded-music assets and Universal Music bought the original BMG’s publishing assets.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
26 302 Volkslieder - 1. Folge  album cover Unknown Artist Volkslieder - 1. Folge(7", EP) Bertelsmann Schallplattenring 26 302 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
200545 Das Opernkonzert  album cover Various Das Opernkonzert(CD, Comp, Promo) BASF 200545 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
221001 Das Opernkonzert ♫ Edition II  album cover Various Das Opernkonzert ♫ Edition II(CD, Comp, Promo) BASF 221001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
474549 2 Vs.  album cover Pearl Jam Vs.(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Epic 474549 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
675760 1 1 Thing  album cover Amerie 1 Thing(CD, Single) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 675760 1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
5201112 Dynamite  album cover Jamiroquai Dynamite(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 5201112 UK & France 2005 Sell This Version
5201114 Dynamite  album cover Jamiroquai Dynamite(Cass, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 5201114 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
5201119 Dynamite  album cover Jamiroquai Dynamite (Album) 5201119 Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
675924.2 Voodoo Child  album cover Rogue Traders Voodoo Child(CD, Maxi) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 675924.2 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
6760652 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'  album cover Jessica Simpson These Boots Are Made For Walkin'(CD, Single, Enh) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 6760652 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
5201662000 Touch  album cover Amerie Touch(CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Urban Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Richcraft 5201662000 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
74321 62348 2 Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666  album cover HIM (2) Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666(CD, Album) RCA, Terrier Records, BMG 74321 62348 2 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
74321 96549 2 Dreamland  album cover Robert Miles Dreamland(CD, Album) Deconstruction, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 74321 96549 2 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
82796 93871 2 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize(CD, Album, RP, Dig) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc. 82796 93871 2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
82796 96417 2 The Hidden Land  album cover Béla Fleck & The Flecktones The Hidden Land(CD, Album) Columbia 82796 96417 2 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
82876 52119 2 Hell Hath No Fury  album cover Clipse Hell Hath No Fury(CD, Album) Re-Up Gang Records, Star Trak Entertainment, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 52119 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
8287 667424-2 Unplugged  album cover Alicia Keys Unplugged(CD, Album) J Records 8287 667424-2 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
82876 67917 2 The Essential Jefferson Airplane  album cover Jefferson Airplane The Essential Jefferson Airplane(2xCD, Comp) RCA 82876 67917 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 68550 2 At Last... The Duets Album  album cover Kenny G (2) At Last... The Duets Album(CD, Album) Arista 82876 68550 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 70263 2 Oh  album cover Ciara (2) Featuring Ludacris Ciara (2) Featuring Ludacris - Oh(CD, Single, Car) Sho' Nuff Recordings, LaFace Records, Musicline Entertainment, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 70263 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 70296 2 Never Gone  album cover Backstreet Boys Never Gone(CD, Album) Jive, Zomba 82876 70296 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 71006 2 TP.3 Reloaded  album cover R. Kelly TP.3 Reloaded(CD, Album + DVD, Copy Prot., PAL + Ltd) Jive 82876 71006 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 71467 2 Pearl Jam  album cover Pearl Jam Pearl Jam (Album) 82876 71467 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876-71805-2 ...Is A Real Boy  album cover Say Anything ...Is A Real Boy(2xCD, Album, RE) Doghouse Records (2), J Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876-71805-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 71808 2 Unplugged  album cover Alicia Keys Unplugged(CD, Album) J Records 82876 71808 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 71810 2 Thanks For The Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV  album cover Rod Stewart Thanks For The Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV(CD, Album) J Records 82876 71810 2 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
8287671854 2 Stalo Sa Živě  album cover Čechomor Stalo Sa Živě(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 8287671854 2 Czech Republic 2006 Sell This Version
82876 72477 2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 2)  album cover Elvis Presley 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 2)(CD, Comp, RE) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA, RCA/Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group 82876 72477 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
8 2876 72611 1 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 8 2876 72611 1 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 73334 2 Nina Simone Sings The Blues  album cover Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings The Blues (Album) 82876 73334 2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 74128 2 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize(CD, Single, Promo) American Recordings, Columbia 82876 74128 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 74712 2 Ain't Nobody Worryin'  album cover Anthony Hamilton Ain't Nobody Worryin'(CD, Album) Mister's Music, So So Def, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 74712 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 74834 1 I've Got A Life  album cover Eurythmics I've Got A Life(12") RCA, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 74834 1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
82876 75791 2 Idlewild  album cover OutKast Idlewild(CD, Album, Len) LaFace Records, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 75791 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 75972 2 Juicebox  album cover The Strokes Juicebox(CD, Single, Enh) RCA 82876 75972 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876 75985 2 Ghostbusters (Original Soundtrack Album)  album cover Various Ghostbusters (Original Soundtrack Album) (Album) 82876 75985 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 76456 2 Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson  album cover Harry Nilsson Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson(CD, Comp, RM) RCA, Legacy, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 76456 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 76791 2 Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden  album cover Savage Garden Truly Madly Completely: The Best Of Savage Garden(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia, Music Factory Group 82876 76791 2 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
82876 76889 2 Roll Bounce  album cover Various Roll Bounce(CD, Comp) Music World Entertainment (2), Sanctuary Urban, Sony BMG, Fox Music, Fox Searchlight Pictures 82876 76889 2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
82876 78270 2 Greatest Hits From The Bong  album cover Cypress Hill Greatest Hits From The Bong(CD, Comp, RP) Columbia, Soul Assassins 82876 78270 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8287678995 2 Lonely Day  album cover System Of A Down Lonely Day(CD, Single, Promo) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 8287678995 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 80673 2 The Fashion  album cover The Fashion (2) The Fashion(CD, Album, Dig) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 80673 2 Denmark 2007 Sell This Version
82876 80728 2 Stupid Girls  album cover P!NK Stupid Girls(CD, Single, Promo) LaFace Records 82876 80728 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 81301 2 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)  album cover Bad Religion Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years)(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Epic 82876 81301 2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
82876 81691 2 Blunted On Reality  album cover Fugees (Tranzlator Crew)* Blunted On Reality(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 81691 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
82876-83258-2 Kelis Was Here  album cover Kelis Kelis Was Here(CD, Album) Jive, Zomba Label Group, Dope Entertainment (2), Sony BMG 82876-83258-2 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
82876 87523 2 Ultra Payloaded  album cover Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Ultra Payloaded(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia, Sony BMG 82876 87523 2 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
82876 89415 2 Call Me When You're Sober  album cover Evanescence Call Me When You're Sober (Single) 82876 89415 2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
88697 01241 2 De 50 Grootste Summer Hits  album cover Various De 50 Grootste Summer Hits(3xCD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 01241 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 01282 2 Over My Head (Cable Car)  album cover The Fray Over My Head (Cable Car)(CD, Single) Epic 88697 01282 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
88697 01421 2 Sound Theories Vol. I & II  album cover Steve Vai Sound Theories Vol. I & II(2xCD, Album) Epic, Red Ink 88697 01421 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 02048 2 My Love  album cover Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. - My Love(CD, Single, Car) Jive 88697 02048 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
88697 03954 2 Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time  album cover Rod Stewart Still The Same... Great Rock Classics Of Our Time(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, J Records 88697 03954 2 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
88697 04208 2 Lithium  album cover Evanescence Lithium(CD, Single) Wind-Up 88697 04208 2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
88697 07359 2 Girlfriend  album cover Avril Lavigne Girlfriend(CD, Single) RCA, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 07359 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
8869708290 2 Stiff Upper Lip  album cover AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip (Album) 8869708290 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
88697 09389 2 Songs Of Leonard Cohen  album cover Leonard Cohen Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Album) 88697 09389 2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
88697 09550 2 Greatest Hits  album cover Nas Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Columbia 88697 09550 2 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
88697 10197 2 Beautiful Liar  album cover Beyoncé & Shakira Beyoncé & Shakira - Beautiful Liar(CD, Single, Car) Columbia 88697 10197 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 10569 2 Nobody Knows  album cover P!NK Nobody Knows(CD, Single) LaFace Records 88697 10569 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
88697 10890 2 Greatest Hits  album cover Nas Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Columbia 88697 10890 2 US 2007 Sell This Version
88697 10896 2 When You're Gone  album cover Avril Lavigne When You're Gone(CD, Single, Promo) RCA 88697 10896 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 13375 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Dave Brubeck Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 13375 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 13377 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Sarah Vaughan Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 13377 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 15502 2 Ultimate Santana  album cover Santana Ultimate Santana (Comp) 88697 15502 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 17537 2 Plug Me In (Bonus CD)  album cover AC/DC Plug Me In (Bonus CD)(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia, Albert Productions, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 17537 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697-19073-2 Blackout  album cover Britney Spears Blackout(CD, Album) Jive, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697-19073-2 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
88697 22260 2 Scream Aim Fire  album cover Bullet For My Valentine Scream Aim Fire(CD, Single) 20-20 Ent., Jive, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 22260 2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
88697 23541 2 Time To Pretend  album cover MGMT Time To Pretend(CD, Single) Columbia 88697 23541 2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
88697 27829 2 Metro Station  album cover Metro Station Metro Station (Album) 88697 27829 2 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
88697 28864 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Miles Davis Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 28864 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 29852 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Stan Getz Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 29852 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 29854 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Duke Ellington Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 29854 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 32553 2 Here I Stand  album cover Usher Here I Stand(CD, Album) LaFace Records, Zomba Label Group 88697 32553 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 36486 2 Columbia Jazz Profiles  album cover Chet Baker Columbia Jazz Profiles(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 36486 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 38526 2 Thr33 Ringz  album cover T-Pain Thr33 Ringz(CD, Album, Enh) Jive, Zomba Label Group, Konvict Muzik, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Nappy Boy Entertainment 88697 38526 2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
8869739238-2 Black Ice  album cover AC/DC Black Ice(CD, Album, Promo, Dig) Columbia 8869739238-2 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
88697-42341-2 Womanizer  album cover Britney Spears Womanizer(CD, Single) Jive, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697-42341-2 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
74321230224 José Cid  album cover José Cid José Cid(Cass) RCA 74321230224 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
74321750602 Razorblade Romance  album cover HIM (2) Razorblade Romance(CD, Album) RCA, Terrier Records, BMG Finland Oy, Terrier, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 74321750602 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
74321 877492 HIM (2) Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights(CD, Album, Enh) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Finland Oy, RCA, Terrier Records, Terrier, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Finland Oy, RCA, Terrier Records, Terrier 74321 877492 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
82796902742 Dance To The Music  album cover Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music(CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Epic, Legacy 82796902742 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
82796902752 Fresh  album cover Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Epic, Legacy 82796902752 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
82796942792 Balance Of Power  album cover Electric Light Orchestra Balance Of Power(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Legacy 82796942792 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
82876 505012 Love Metal  album cover HIM (2) Love Metal(CD, Album, Enh) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Terrier Records, RCA 82876 505012 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
82876521382 Journey Of A Gemini  album cover Donell Jones Journey Of A Gemini(CD, Album) LaFace Records, Zomba Label Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876521382 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
82876 674482 Love, Elvis  album cover Elvis Presley Love, Elvis(CD, Comp) RCA, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 674482 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876685162 They  album cover Jem They(CD, Single) ATO Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876685162 UK 2005 Sell This Version
82876 686882 Shiver  album cover Natalie Imbruglia Shiver(CD, Single) Brightside Recordings, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876 686882 UK 2005 Sell This Version
82876691482 Rock Gödz  album cover Various Rock Gödz(2xCD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music TV 82876691482 UK 2005 Sell This Version
82876692152 100 Mph  album cover El Presidente (2) 100 Mph(CD, Single, Enh) One Records (2), Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876692152 UK 2005 Sell This Version
82876710712 El Presidente  album cover El Presidente (2) El Presidente(CD, Album) One Records (2), Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876710712 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
82876710782 Without You  album cover El Presidente (2) Without You(CD, Single, Enh) One Records (2), Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876710782 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876722942 And The Glass Handed Kites  album cover Mew And The Glass Handed Kites (Album) 82876722942 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876726112 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize (Album) 82876726112 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876726122 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize (Album) 82876726122 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
82876736212 NBC TV Special  album cover Elvis Presley NBC TV Special(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition) RCA, RCA, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG, BMG 82876736212 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876736362 Extraordinary Machine  album cover Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine(CD, Album) Epic, Clean Slate 82876736362 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876741202 The Season  album cover Jane Monheit The Season(CD, Album) Epic, Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876741202 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876741292 Hypnotize  album cover System Of A Down Hypnotize(CD, Single, CD1) American Recordings, Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876741292 Europe 2005 Sell This Version