Talk:BMG Rights Management

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Promotional?[edit]

Currently the 'Company Profile' reads like a direct quote from the company's own presentation, full of uncritical marketing-speak & POV. It should be checked whether this part of the article can be sourced to an IP address affiliated with BMG.

"BMG focuses on the competent and transparent administration and management of musical copyrights ..."

"BMG supports songwriters"

"devotes a substantial percentage of its funds each year to signing and developing new talent"

"BMG contributes ... a proficient management strategy"

"Hartwig Masuch, BMG CEO, has demonstrated that his business strategy .. has proven to be a realistic approach."

"The company provides the opportunity for their creative development"

""There is lots more to come", said BMG Chrysalis UK senior vice-president Alexi Cory-Smith, "The music business has changed. Writers want a new alternative. BMG Chrysalis is proving it has the resources, the technology and the creative vision to provide that alternative"" [pointless direct quotes that contribute nothing to the article, possibly lifted 1:1 from a press-release?] 95.91.169.120 (talk) 10:33, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I'm late. I had to rewrite some of the company profile to avoid copyright infringement. Mewtwowimmer (talk) 01:45, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

I noticed the Labels section lists Ariola and Hansa Records. I believe those are actually owned by Sony Music Entertainment.131.191.24.62 (talk) 19:23, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 3 February 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) TonyBallioni (talk) 03:01, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


BMG Rights ManagementBMG – the current name is not the correct official company name Wikieditor234 (talk) 23:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

page views don't strongly support the current situation. In ictu oculi (talk) 09:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose: There are lots of topics on the dab page, and no indication that this one is overwhelmingly what people are looking for when they seek "BMG". Please see WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. The dab page should be at BMG. Aside from these two companies, there are the Baader-Meinhof Group (a very important topic), the Blue Man Group, an IATA airport code, two banks, a German football club, and various other meanings. —BarrelProof (talk) 17:46, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Note that, despite the fact that BMG has been redirecting to BMG Rights Management for the past 5 years (due to the action of an apparent-COI editor working from a single-purpose account per their edit history), a quick look at Special:WhatLinksHere/BMG reveals that most of the links to that name on Wikipedia are intended for Bertelsmann Music Group, not BMG Rights Management. (That situation may be changing, though, as I am working to fix the errors, and I hope others will as well.) I think that makes it very clear that it would not be appropriate to put BMG Rights Management at "BMG". —BarrelProof (talk) 16:30, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Please note that BMG Rights Management was created in late 2008, so all references to "BMG" as something that existed prior to that time were for something else. References to "BMG" as a music company during the period between 2004 and 2008 might refer to Bertelsmann Music Group or they might refer to Sony BMG. References to "BMG" as a music company before 2004 were for Bertelsmann Music Group. BMG was a well-known record label for decades before BMG Rights Management existed. When Sony purchased Sony BMG and Bertelsmann Music Group, I don't know whether they also purchased the rights to use the name "BMG" for the items in the pre-2008 BMG catalog (but I suspect they probably did), and I don't know whether Sony BMG sometimes used the name "BMG" during the period of 2004–2008 (but I suspect they probably did). —BarrelProof (talk) 22:40, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes. The main page of the http://www.bmg.com official website also says "© 2015 BMG Rights Management GmbH." at the bottom. —BarrelProof (talk) 22:53, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

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