BMG Company

Structure

  • BMG Europe
    • BMG France SA
    • BMG Germany Switzerland Austria
      • BMG Deutschland GmbH
        • BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH
          1
          (1987-2002)
          2
          own or distributed Labels: RCA, Goldrush (since 2001)
          3,
          ...
        • BMG Ariola Media GmbH
          4
          own or distributed Labels: MCI, Ariola, ...
        • BMG Ariola Miller GmbH
          5
          (1989-2003)
          own or distributed Labels: Europa, Ariola Express, ...
        • BMG Ariola München GmbH
          6
          own or distributed Labels: Ariola, Arista, Für Elise,
          expressive, Ariola Express, J Records
          7,
          ...
          • BMG Köln Musik GmbH (not in discogs)
            own or distributed Labels: Goldrush (until 2001),
            Zampano, Chlodwig, Proof!, Veedelton, Full Scale,
            ...
        • BMG Berlin Musik GmbH
          8
          own or distributed Labels: Hansa, MCI, ...
      • BMG Ariola Switzerland ...
        9
      • BMG Ariola Austria GmbH
        10
        own or distributed Labels: Spray, ...
    • BMG Ricordi SpA
      [http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ricordi+S.p.A.]
      own or distributed Labels: Ricordi, RCA, DDD, ...
    • BMG Ariola S.A.
      11 / BMG
      Music Spain S.A.

      12
      own or distributed Labels: Ariola, DDD, RCA, ...

Companies

BMG Entertainment GSA/EE

Address: Neumarkter Strasse 28, 81673 München

Holding company for the regions Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Eastern
Europe.

  1. Juni '00: "BMG Entertainment Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Eastern
    Europe ist mit 15 Repertoire-Gesellschaften sowie einem Satellitennetz
    an kreativen A&R-Einheiten im deutschsprachigen Raum und in Osteuropa
    aktiv.
    "
    13
BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

Discogs page:
http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ariola+Hamburg+GmbH
Address: ...

History:

  • Around 1975 the subsidiary RCA Schallplatten GmbH was established
  • With the BMG/RCA merger the company was renamed to BMG Ariola
    Hamburg GmbH in 1987
  • In 2002 the company merged with BMG Berlin Musik GmbH
    14

Labels:

  • RCA (LC 0316) 15
  • Goldrush 16 (since 2001)
    17
  • ...
BMG Ariola Media GmbH

Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ariola+Media+GmbH
Address: ...

  • founded 1992 ("1992 wurden weitere Büroräume in der
    Hörselbergstrasse für die neugegründete BMG Ariola Media GmbH
    angmietet.
    "
    18)
  • Special Marketing Division of BMG Ariola. Mainly releasing
    compilations, but also cooperation-releases for consumer brands
    (Mini, Galoises...) and special interest stuff such as comedy. From
    2001 onwards the DVD department was installed as part of BMG Ariola
    Media.

Labels:

BMG Ariola Miller GmbH

Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ariola+Miller
Name variations: BMG Ariola Miller, BMG Ariola Miller GmbH & CoKG
Address: Justus-Von-Liebig-Ring 2, 25451 Quickborn

History:

  • In 1961 the record company Miller International Schallplatten GmbH
    was founded.
  • In 1989 Miller International Schallplatten GmbH was acquired by BMG
    and renamed to BMG Ariola Miller GmbH.
  • In 2003 it was renamed to BMG Family Entertainment.
  • In 2004 Family Entertainment moved from Quickborn to Hamburg
    (new address: BMG Deutschland GmbH -Family Entertainment-,
    Stubbenhuk 7, 20459 Hamburg)
    23
  • Family Entertainment still exist as unit of Sony BMG Entertainment
    (Germany) GmbH.

Labels:

BMG Ariola München GmbH

Discogs page:
http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ariola+München+GmbH
Address: ...

History:

  • in 1987 Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH was renamed to BMG Ariola München GmbH

Labels:

  • Ariola
  • Ariola Express (until 1989?)
  • Hansa (until 1992)
  • ...
BMG Berlin Musik GmbH

Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Berlin+Musik+GmbH
Address: Wittelsbacherstr. 18, 10707 Berlin

History:

  • in 1997 the Hansa Musikproduktion GmbH became BMG Berlin Musik GmbH

Labels:

  • Amiga (LC 0055) 26
  • Hansa (LC 0835) 27
  • SingSing
  • Lautstark
  • Logic Records
  • K&P
  • Turbo Beat
  • MCI
  • Rawzone
  • Kingsize
  • RCA (since 2002)
BMG Köln Musik GmbH

Discogs page: not in discogs
Address: Im Mediapark 2, 50670 Cologne

History:

  • established in 2000
    28
  • 01.09.2001: integrated in BMG Ariola München GmbH
    29

Labels:

  • Chlodwig Musik
  • Zampano
  • Proof!
  • Veedelton
  • Full Scale
  • Goldrush (until 01.09.2001)
Die Musikfirma Ariola GmbH

Discogs page: not in discogs
Address: Meinekestr. 4 10719 Berlin

  • founded in 2000
  • Merged with BMG Berlin Musik GmbH in 2002

Labels:

BMG Entertainment (Europe/unsorted)

BMG Ariola S.p.A.

Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ariola+(Italy)
Address: ..., Rome, Italy

History:

Labels:

  • RCA 31
  • ...
BMG Ricordi S.p.A.

Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+Ricordi+S.p.A. &
http://www.discogs.com/label/BMG+(Italy) (except 2 releases)
Address: ..., Italy

History:

  • BMG Ricordi S.p.A. was created in 1994 as a result of the
    acquisition of the Ricordi Group by BMG and the merger with the
    existing BMG Ariola S.p.A., a unit of BMG Entertainment
    International.

Labels:

  • Ricordi
  • RCA
  • DDD
  • Movimento
  • ...