Monday, October 08, 2007

WHAT BERTELSMANN OWNS:

(FROM http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart.php)

Magazine, Gruner+Jahr: owns more than 285 print titles, including: Child, Family Circle, Fast Company, Fitness, Inc., Parents, Parents Expecting and Baby, National Geographic, Brigitte, Stern, and Geo.

Books: Random House, Inc.
Random House owns more than 100 imprints including: Ballantine Publishing Group, Bantam Bell Publishing Group, Broadway, Crown Publishing Group, Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, Pantheon, Random House UK, Transworld, Sudamericana, C. Bertelsmann, Karl Blessing Verlag, Goldmann, Siedler Verlag, Wolf Jobst Siedler Verlag, Plaza & Janes (50%), Grijalbo Mondadori (50%), Knopf Publishing Group, RH Adult Trade Publishing Group, RH Audio, RH Children�s Books, RH Direct, Inc., RH Information Group, RH International, RH Large Print, RH Value Publishing, and Waterbrook Press. All subsidiaries own publishing groups of their own.

Music: BMG, consisting of joint venture Sony BMG Music Entertainment (50%) and BMG Music Publishing. BMG Sony owns record labels Arista Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Provident Music Group, RCA Records, RCA Victor Group, RLG-Nashville, SONY BMG Masterworks, Sony Music Nashville, Sony Urban Music, Sony Wonder, So So Def Records, Verity Records. BMG Music Publishing owns copyrights to more than 1 million songs.

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