In mid-1998, PolyGram Music Group merged with MCA Music Entertainment creating what we now know as Universal Music Group. Since then, Sony and BMG merged in 2004, and Universal took over the vast majority of EMI’s recorded music interests in 2012. EMI Music Publishing, additionally once a part of the now defunct British conglomerate, is now co-owned by Sony as a subsidiary of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. As in other industries, the record industry is characterised by many mergers and/or acquisitions, for the major companies as well as for middle sized business (latest example is given by the Belgium group PIAS and French group Harmonia Mundi). In addition, the School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The artist manager oversees all features of an artist’s career in trade for a proportion of the artist’s earnings. An entertainment lawyer assists them with the … Read More