Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Here on the Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH page you will find all the information you need to submit your mastered demo track quickly.
Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH will accept song demo’s in the Pop, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop music genre at the moment.
So please check carefully if you demo do fit the genre(s) where Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH is active.
Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Sony is one of the most iconic brands in music history. It has been a leader in the industry for over 100 years, and it continues to grow each year. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of Sony’s many different record labels and what they are known for: Columbia Records, Epic Records, RCA Victor Records, Arista Records and more!
1 – Columbia Records
Columbia Records is one of the most iconic labels in music history. It was founded by Emile Berliner and Thomas Edison, two pioneers in sound technology for recording companies. The label can be recognized with their trademark “His Master’s Voice” dog logo seen on all releases from 1927 to 1935 (replaced thereafter with a drawing of a lion). They are one of Sony Music Entertainment’s three flagship record labels alongside RCA Victor and Epic Records. When it comes to genres, Columbia has some pretty diverse artists including Adele, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Guns N’ Roses or Bruce Springsteen.
Their headquarters have been located around the world since 1913: New York City (1913-1964), Hollywood/Los Angeles
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate
new-wave and punk rock band the Ramones. The division is also one of the oldest in all recorded music history being founded as Columbia Phonograph Company (distributing records without its own recording studio) on 1887, predating both RCA Victor and EMI Records. In 1991 it was purchased from CBS by Sony Corporation of America, which then merged with co-owned UMG to form Sony Music Entertainment in 1987. Today it’s been led by Chairman Rob Stringer since 2015 who has headed the company for over 25 years now – making him one of the longest serving executive heads at any major label worldwide today.”
2 – Epic Records
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The company was originally founded in 1953 as the subsidiary of co-owned Record Corporation of America (RCA) and served as a sister label to Columbia Pictures’ film company, which later became part of its parent company since 1961 when it acquired both RCA Victor and Parlophone from EMI. Epic’s best selling artists include Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga among others.
The name “Epic” refers to something that has grandeur or scale; usually incredible beauty with heroic deeds being done. It also means immense magnitude: gigantic size or scope: vastness – typically used about things such as space or time.”
3 – RCA Victor Records
RCA Victor Records, founded in 1929, is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
Columbia Records, founded as CBS Records in 1906 and renamed to Columbia Recording Corporation (COL) in 1938, was the first company established on what would become known as the “major” United States record labels. It originated from CBS’s earlier establishment of its radio station WEAF which later became WCBS-AM a year before.
4 – Parlophone Records Ltd
Parlophone Records Ltd., commonly known as Parlophone (/ˈpærləfoʊm/), is a British record label that operates under Warner Music Group internationally. The name derives from the fact that originally all RCA Victor recordings were sold through this English subsidiary for distribution outside North America
5 – Arista Records
Arista Records was bought by Sony Music Entertainment in 1989. Columbia Records was purchased for $750 million from EMI Group on July 18, 1987. Epic Records became a part of Sony BMG in 1955 when company merged with CBS Recording Company and it still is today. In 1979, RCA’s music division was acquired by the Japanese electronics giant to form one of the largest entertainment companies in the world.
- Press & Media. email@example.com.
- Brand & Licensing. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bookings. email@example.com.
Who do I contact if I’m interested in licensing a song or video from a Sony Music artist for use in my film, television, commercial, web series, radio show, podcast , multi-media project, etc.?
If you would like to license master recording rights from a Sony Music artist, please visit the Sony Music website at: www.sonymusiclicensing.com
I am a member of the press looking for a media contact. Who do I ask if have a question about a Sony Music artist, including requests for interviews, review materials, photos, videos, credentials and other assets?
Media questions about Sony Music artists should be directed to the publicity department of the label to which the artist is signed.
Columbia Records: Columbia.Publicity@sonymusic.com
RCA Records: PUBLICITY@RCARECORDS.COM
Epic Records: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony Music Nashville: email@example.com
Sony Music Latin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony Music Masterworks: email@example.com
Legacy Recordings: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about which artist records for what label, please visit the websites of the labels. A collection of links to many of Sony Music label sites can be found here:
Who do I contact if I am an artist or other rights holder with a question about royalty claims, processing or administration?
For answers to questions about artist or producer royalties, including how to read your royalty statement, request accounting, and update your mailing and payee information please visit the Royalties section of our website:
For answers to similar questions concerning mechanical royalty payments, please visit:
Sony Music offers a limited number of internships for college students during the fall, spring and summer semesters. For additional information, please visit the careers section of our website:
To view the current job openings, apply for positions online, and find out more about applying for positions with Sony Music, please visit the careers section of the Sony Music website:
Sony Music and its employees do not accept, or consider, unsolicited sound recordings, musical compositions or any other creative materials.
For one of Sony Music’s labels or creative centers to review a demo, it must come recommended through an established music industry professional, such as a manager, lawyer, agent, producer, artist, programmer, or tastemaker. We suggest you consult with one or more of these professionals for more information.
Please note that if, despite the Sony Musicour policy, you submit unsolicited material to Sony Music, then Sony Music has no obligation, and shall not be liable to you, or to any person claiming through you, based on such submission.
A list of many of the labels in the Sony Music family and links to their sites can be found at the Sony Music Labels page:
For a list of contact numbers for Sony Music offices around the world, please visit our contacts page:
Sony Music has offices in over 40 countries around the world. Its global headquarters are located at 25 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10010.
FAQ Record labels
Worldwide, most label contracts include a specific rule. They don’t actually allow their artists to be signed to multiple labels at once. However, there are ways to circumvent this. Through either loopholes in those contracts or by gaining permission from the labels, on rare occasions artists may be able to release certain records (sometimes limited to “non-albums”, ie. EPs, singles, mixtapes, etc.) on other record labels. Always keep this in mind when you sign a contract with a record label.
In the music industry, a 360 deal (from 360° deal) is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company. The music industry company will actively try to develop new opportunities for the artist. They will function as a pseudo-manager. In return, according to the 360 deal, the artist agrees to give the company a percentage of an increased number of their revenue streams. In a 360 deal this often includes a percentage of sales of recorded music worldwide, live performances, royalties, publishing and more. Costs for packaging, budget records and other costs might be deducted from the artist’s royalties as well.
When an artist signs a deal with a label, they should see themselves as an investment of the record label. Artists don’t get paid if they are with a record label. The record label lends them money that is to be paid back if/when the artist makes it. Suppose that a music label gives a band a $250,000 advance to record an album. The label agrees to do so in return for 90% of the sales. This percentage can vary from label to label and from artist to artist.
In most cases, when signing with a “major” record label, the label will offer the artist a large cash advance. This can be used for anything and everything in the artist’s music career. Keep in mind though, that every dime the record label invests in the artist, they expect to get back. If the music label never recoups what they’ve invested in the artist, the artist will never see any of the royalties that their music generated. All of that advanced money must first be paid back to the record label.
There are thousands of record labels in the world, but only a few of them define the music market. Their major function is to take care of the copyright of sound and video recordings. These days there are four ruling record labels. Nielsen SoundScan in their 2011 report noted that the “big 4” controlled almost 88% of the market:
- Universal Music Group (USA based) — 29.85%
- Sony Music Entertainment (USA based) — 29.29%
- Warner Music Group (USA based) — 19.13%
- Independent labels — 12.11%
EMI used to be one of the big record labels, but got surpassed by Universal Music in 2012. Some other major record labels are Island Records, BMG and Virgin Records.
The days, record labels can have an elaborate list of duties. The details my vary per music label. In most cases, record labels work directly with artists and producers to coordinate the writing and production of the recordings. After this, the coordination of the manufacturing follows and subsequently the distribution, marketing, promotion of the recording. All this is done to ensure the recording sells well around the world.
The shorter the release time for compression, the louder a signal will be. The reason is that it takes less time for amplitude to return to normal after being compressed. Short release times cause distortion but the effect can have a beneficial result.
The distortion will amplify the signal, causing it to sound even louder, but this may not be ideal. A good mid-ground for your release time is 50ms if you do not want any distortion.
The general consensus is to use a short release time for all compression, but each compressor has its own quirks and you should experiment with the right settings.
Mastering can do a lot for your song but it really can’t fix it. This has to do with several factors. For starters, a mastering engineer deals with a track on macro levels. It can not effectively fix issues on a micro level. As you can probably imagine, mastering can’t add delays to just your vocal track. Despite the skills and experience of a mastering engineer, getting a good result naturally also depends on the material they have to work with.
For those who have never heard of LANDR before, we’ll explain. It’s basically an online, automated mastering service. So, it doesn’t use human beings on the back end and it’s driven by an algorithm. You simply upload your tracks to this service and it automatically masters them. Then it allows you to download them instantly. Although it works okay, the system can never replace a real professional mastering engineer like audiobyray.com.
The first spot is taken bij Abbey Road Studios, which is of course one of the world’s most iconic (mastering) studios. Runner-up is BandLab, which has become popular among indie musicians and artist. The third place goes out to Landr, a completely online and on algorithm based mastering platform. Fourth is Cloudbound, a mastering tool that is available 24/7. On the fifth spot we find Metropolis Studios and last but not least is eMastered. But of course, you can always choose for personal contact with a professional mastering engineer like audiobyray.com.
Not everyone thinks the same on the matter of whether or not sending music into a professional mastering studio is a necessity. If the mix doesn’t need any modifying, this means that it is at a perfect volume level, the fades are well done, the EQ is consistent throughout, the compression is right on, and so on. In that case there’s no need for mastering. If these basics are not covered, audiobyray mastering can help you out.
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of audio mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix. Mastering helps to optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering uses several tools like equalization, limiting, compression and stereo enhancement. Audiobyray.com is a specialist in all of the above.