BMG Japan

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BMG Japan
Founded: 1987-09-21[1]
Defunct: 2009-10
T-series code: T-180

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BMG Japan, Inc. (株式会社 BMGジャパン) is a former Japanese music and video game publisher. It was originally founded in 1987 as a joint venture between the US-based BMG Music (a subsidiary of the German Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), itself part of the Bertelsmann media empire) and Japanese Victor as BMG Victor Co., Ltd. (BMGビクター)[1].

In September 1996, Victor withdrew from the venture, making BMG Victor a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMG. The following January it would be renamed BMG Japan, and would continue operations until July 1999, when a merger with rival Fun House created BMG Fun House. The company would revert back to its BMG Japan in October 2005.

BMG would merge with Sony Music Entertainment in August 2004, creating the Sony BMG Music Entertainment group. Bertelsmann sold the assets of its music division to Sony in 2008, with BMG Japan being absorbed into Sony Music shortly afterwards.






  1. 1.0 1.1 (Wayback Machine: 2005-11-25 13:48)