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Sony Music Entertainment

[Sony Corporation of America] and [Bertelsmann] announced on August 5, 2008 that Sony agreed to acquire Bertelsmann's 50% stake in [Sony BMG] . Sony completed its acquisition of Bertelsmann Music Group on October 1, 2008. The company, once again named Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (SME), became a wholly owned subsidiary of the [Sony Corporation of America] .

Main divisions
The following are the main, standalone operating divisions of Sony Music Entertainment.

- [Columbia/Epic Label Group]
- [RCA/Jive Label Group]
- [Sony Music Nashville]
- [Sony Masterworks]
- Sony Music Latin
- [Legacy Recordings]
- [Provident Label Group]
- [Columbia Records UK]
- [RCA Label Group (UK)]
- [Syco Music]
- [RED Distribution]

Additional labels under each division are listed at [Sony Music Entertainment labels] .

Previously affiliated labels
- [Def Jam Recordings] (1985-1993)
- [Loud Records] (1999–2002)
- Chaos Recordings (1993-1995)
- [The Work Group] (1995-2000)
- [Date Records]

List of Sony Music Entertainment labels
Further information: [List of Sony Music Entertainment labels]

List of Sony Music Entertainment artists
Further information: [List of Sony Music artists] , [List of Sony BMG Music Entertainment artists]

See also
- [Sony BMG]
- [Sony/ATV Music Publishing]
- [Sony Music Entertainment Japan]
- [Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal]
- [List of record labels]

External links
- [Official site]
- [Yahoo! - Sony Music Entertainment Company Profile]

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