SONY ENTERTAINMENT


4-12-04


Sony Music Entertainment Inc.


• Howard Stringer, CEO


• Located in New York, NY


• Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion


• Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet


• Comprised of three divisions:


Sony Music (domestic U.S.)


Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan)


Sony Classical (the worldwide classical music division)


• Sony Music


• U.S. recording company, includes:


Automatic Productions; Columbia Records Group (Aquemeni, Columbia Records, Hypnotize Minds, Ill Will, Music World, RPM); Crescent Moon Records; Epic Records Group (Epic Records, Hidden Beach, Sony Wonder, Independiente/epic, Ruthless); Legacy Recordings; Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Sony Disc Manufacturing; Sony Music Custom Marketing Group; Sony Music Distribution; Sony Music Nashville (Columbia Records Nashville, Epic Records Nashville, Lucky Dog, Monument); and Sony Music Studios (recording and production facilities located in New York)


• Artists include:


Audioslave, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, David Bowie, Destiny\'s Child, Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Good Charlotte, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Billy Joe, Korn, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Nas, Offspring, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and many more


• Sony Music International


• A worldwide network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees


• Active in over 67 countries, with headquarters in New York City and regional headquarters in Asia (Hong Kong), Europe (London) and Latin America (Miami).


• SMI artists include:


Chayanne, Creed, Celine Dion, Evanescence, Gipsy Kings, Julio Iglesias, Jamiroquai, Ricky Martin, Oasis, Our Lady Peace, Sade, Shakira, and many others


• Sony Classical


• Home to one of the world’s oldest Classical music catalogues, which includes original Broadway cast recordings and performance film and videos.


• It includes the Sony Classical Film & Video division, which produces and distributes classical music programming for worldwide television, video release and multimedia


Artists include:


Marcelo Alvarez, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Aselin Debison, Tan Dun, Mary Fahl, Mario Frangoulis, Salvatore Licitra, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Midori, Murray Perahia, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lara St. John, Sonia Santana, Casey Stratton, Isaac Stern, Summer, Herbert von Karajan, Arcadi Volodos, John Williams (composer), and John Williams (guitarist)





• Sony Pictures Entertainment


• Howard Stringer, President, Chairman and CEO


• Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO


• Amy Pascal, Chairman of the Motion Picture Group


• Located in Culver City, CA


• Group Sales for 2003: $6.7 billion


• Produces and distributes motion picture and television programming


• Acquires and distributes VHS and DVD\'s


• Develops entertainment products and services for broadband distribution


• Operates studios


• Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group


• Releases about 22 films per year


• Sony Picture Entertainment\'s releasing companies, Sony Pictures Releasing (U.S.) and Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International, are responsible for sales, distribution, and marketing of SPE\'s film product in 67 territories worldwide


• International motion picture operations include Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia in Hong Kong, Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas in Madrid, Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico in Mexico City and operations in the United Kingdom and Brazil


• The motion picture library is one of SPE\'s most valuable assets, featuring more than 3,500 films, including 12 Best Picture Academy Award® Winners


• Encompasses production studio, Columbia Pictures; film labels Sony Pictures Classics, Screen Gems and TriStar; sources of third-party product (e.g., Revolution Studios); and global motion picture production operations


• Columbia Pictures


• Founded in 1924


• Recent releases include: SECRET WINDOW, 50 FIRST DATES, BIG FISH, SOMETHING\'S GOTTA GIVE, MONA LISA SMILE (with Revolution Studios) • Upcoming releases include: HELL BOY (with Revolution Studios), 13 GOING ON 30 (with Revolution Studios), WHITE CHICKS (with Revolution Studios) and SPIDER-MAN 2


• Sony Pictures Classics


• Sony Pictures Classics specializes in the acquisition, marketing, and distribution of prestigious foreign and American independent films


• Recent releases include: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, THE FOG OF WAR, MONSIEUR IBRAHIM, BROKEN WINGS, GOOD BYE LENIN! and BON VOYAGE


• Upcoming releases include: SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING, YOUNG ADAM, CARANDIRU and THE MOTHER





• Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment


• Distributes Sony Picture Entertainment and acquired third-party theatrical and non-theatrical product on DVD and videocassette worldwide.


• Among the more than 2,500 film titles in C.T.H.E.\'s catalog are SPIDER-MAN (the fastest-selling DVD in C.T.H.E. history), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON,