SBME Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited, trading as Sony Music Entertainment, is a foreign-owned private company, deriving revenue from the sale and licencing of pre-recorded music and associated merchandise, as well as being involved in television and film production and sponsorship. The company employs approximately 90 people, operates in Australia, and is administered from its head office in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

SBME Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sony Corporation, a Japan-based technology and financial conglomerate.

SBME Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited, trading as Sony Music Entertainment, is involved in the following activities:

  • Sony Labels - Publishes and distributes recorded music in a variety of formats, including compact discs, records and DVDs, as well as associated merchandise. Sony Music also provides licensing for recording artists through labels including Columbia Records, Epic Records and Sony Classical.
  • Licensing - The company partners with advertising producers to provide music and soundtracks to advertisements.
  • Publishing - Through the Sony/ATV business, the company provides music publishing services, with its main role being to protect the rights of its artists.
  • Digital Services - These services involve applying the use of technology, such as the web and wireless technology, to the music industry.
  • Promotion - Programs designed to increase the value of a brand through services such as marketing promotions, sponsorship deals, promoting music to support advertising campaigns, and partnerships with other Sony businesses including Sony Pictures, Columbia/Tri-Star, Playstation, and Sony Electronics & Computers.

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