Bertelsmann Music Group


Not to be confused with BMG Bertelsmann. Only use as label if it appears with logo in a label role.

For releases with a label logo such as RCA, Arista, Ariola or other subsidiary labels/imprints of BMG, and where the Bertelsmann Music Group logo appears on back cover only (and not on media label), Bertelsmann Music Group should not be added as a Label to LCCN. Please instead add Bertelsmann Music Group as a Record Company in LCCN.

For releases with a label logo of Bertelsmann Music Group (e.g., appears on media and packaging), including releases where another label logo may appear on media and/or packaging, please add Bertelsmann Music Group as a Label to LCCN.
Example: CC Cowboys - Tigergutt

Name variations:
- Bertelsmann Music Group
- Bertelsmann Music Group Company

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. Although it was established in 1987, the music company was formed as RCA/Ariola International in 1984 as a joint venture to combine the music label activities of RCA Corporation's RCA Records division and Bertelsmann's Ariola Records and its associated labels which include Arista Records. It consisted of the BMG Music Publishing company, the world's third largest music publisher and the world's largest independent music publisher, and (since August 2004) the 50% share of the joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment, which established the German-American Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Sony BMG) from 2004 to 2008.

Parent Label:Bertelsmann AG
Sublabels:BMG Ariola A/S, BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH, BMG Ariola S.A., BMG Chile S.A., BMG Entertainment Spain, S.A., BMG International U.S. Latin, BMG Music, Inc., BMG Recording Studios, BMG Studios, C2M, ...


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