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1987–1991 1991–2004, 2008–2009 1992 1991–1996
1987–1991 1991–2004, 2008–2009 1992 1991–1996
1996–2005 1998, 2009–present 2004–2008 2009–present
1996–2005 1998, 2009–present 2004–2008 2009–present

Sony Music Entertainment (abbreviated as SME, or commonly known as simply Sony Music) is a group of 4 major record labels, including Columbia, Epic, Arista and RCA. It is the music division of the Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. The company was created on January 1, 1991 after Sony purchased Columbia Records and its international arm from CBS Inc. and Laurence Tisch for $2 billion on November 17, 1987 and the sale was completed on January 5, 1988. They were later granted a temporary license to use the CBS name until the rename of the mentioned date.

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1987–1991

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Sony Music Entertainment (first era)/SMV Enterprises

1991–2004, 2008–2009

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The 1991 logo was reintroduced after the dissolution of Sony BMG on December 1, 2008.

1992

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This logo was also used by its Japanese counterpart, only with "Music" added.

1991–1996

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1996–2005

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1998, 2009–present

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment

2004–2008

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Sony Music Entertainment (second era)

2009–present

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An entirely new logo was unveiled in March 2009.

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