BMG Music Canada
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|BMG Music Canada|
|Country of origin||Canada|
BMG was formed in 1970. In 1982 the company acquired RCA Victor Ltd. to form BMG Music Canada. In 1983 it acquired RCA Records. The next year BMG created a Canadian division of Ariola Records with BMG International, N.V..
Previously working for Henri Dès albums, it acquired the Lanoraie, Quebec-based Interdisc Distribution Inc. to form BMG Québec, in 1990, originally as BMG Musique du Québec under the direction of Nicolas Ferrier.
In the 1990s BMG released a number of dance compilation albums. In 1995, Paul Alofs was appointed President of BMG Canada, and former artist manager Keith Porteous was promoted to Vice President. Soon after, BMG arranged to be the Canadian distributor for the band Treble Charger.
In 1998, Lisa Zbitnew who had served as General Manager the previous year, was appointed President.
- Larry LeBlanc (25 May 1996). "Dance Compilations Moving in Canada". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 68–. ISSN 0006-2510.
- Larry LeBlanc (19 October 1996). Artist manager makes mark at A&R. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 57. ISSN 0006-2510.
- Lisa Zbitnew named BMG Pres. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 21 March 1998. pp. 113–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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