Sony Music Group
Company typeDivision
FoundedAugust 1, 2019; 4 years ago (2019-08-01)
Headquarters25 Madison Avenue, ,
Area served
Key people
Rob Stringer
ParentSony Entertainment
DivisionsSony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Publishing
SubsidiariesSee § Subsidiaries

Sony Music Group (SMG) is the umbrella American multinational company that controls Sony's recording and music publishing business outside of Japan, owned and managed by Sony Group Corporation and is one of the world's three largest music companies. It was established on August 1, 2019, with headquarters in New York and an office in Culver City.[1]

It controls the entire music business outside of Japan through its American subsidiaries Sony Corporation of America, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Publishing.[2]

Sony Music Group is the second largest music company in the world after Universal Music Group.[3]


  1. ^ Kelley, Caitlin. "Sony Consolidates Recorded Music And Publishing Under Sony Music Group". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-08-10.
  2. ^ "Sony Music Group". Music Business Worldwide. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2023-08-10.
  3. ^ "Sony Music Group Global Impact Report 2023" (PDF). Retrieved 2023-08-10.