BMG Music Canada

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BMG Music Canada
Founded1990 (1990)
Country of origin Canada
LocationToronto, Ontario

BMG Music Canada was the Canadian division of BMG, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

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.[1] In 1995, Paul Alofs was appointed President of BMG Canada, and former artist manager Keith Porteous was promoted to Vice President.[2] Soon after, BMG arranged to be the Canadian distributor for the band Treble Charger.[2]

In 1998, Lisa Zbitnew who had served as General Manager the previous year, was appointed President.[3]

In 2004, the label merged with Sony Music Canada to create Sony BMG Music Canada Inc..

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry LeBlanc (25 May 1996). "Dance Compilations Moving in Canada". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 68–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ a b Larry LeBlanc (19 October 1996). Artist manager makes mark at A&R. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 57. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Lisa Zbitnew named BMG Pres. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 21 March 1998. pp. 113–. ISSN 0006-2510.