RCA Records

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I choose to research RCA Records which is a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. According to hoovers.com RCA produces CDs for its artists and and distributes other media formats such as streaming videos and digital downloads. Clive Davis operates the leadership of RCA and and help launch the careers of Janis Joplin and Whitney Huston. RCA began in 1929 when The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) acquired Victor Talking Machine Company to from record playing and manufacturer RCA Victor. RCA Victor gained popularity from sining jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller and later introduces 45-rpm. In 1955 RCA Victor signed on Elvis Presley at the peak of rock and roll. RCA formed a joint venture with German music distributer Ariola, a Bertelmann subsidiary. In 1986 General Electric acquired RCA and sold its music venture to Bertelsmann, which operates its the BMG Entertainment banner. In 2004 BMG merged with Sony Music Entertainment. (Hoovers.com)

Sony Corporation holdings include Film, Television, Music, Electronics.

Film includes:Sony Picture Entertainment, Columbia Tristar, Sony Picture Classics and Screen Gems. (sonypictures.net)

Television includes: Sony Picture Television AXN, Animax Japan. Soap City, Game Show Network( with 50% Liberty Media) and Movelink.

Electronics: Sony Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment America, PlayStation, 989 Sport, Sony Content Inc., and Metreon. (sony.net)



~ by christypr on April 15, 2008.

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