Sony Music Entertainment (SME commonly known as Sony Music) is an American music corporation managed and operated by Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate company Sony. The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation (ARC) and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records. Sony Corporation bought the company in 1987, and in 1991 renamed it Sony Music Entertainment. In 2004, SME and Bertelsmann Music Group merged to become Sony BMG Music Entertainment, although later, in 2008, Sony acquired BMG’s stake and the conglomerate reverted to the SME name. The buyout led to the dissolution of BMG, which relaunched as BMG Rights Management.
Sony Music Entertainment is one of the “Big Three” record companies, the second largest after Universal Music Group and ahead of Warner Music Group.
In July 2016, Paulo Junqueiro president of Sony Music Brazil, was invited by Leonardo Barrionuevo and Valdenor Junior, directors of EBCF and Amazonian Alliance, to be part of the Amazonian expedition to visit the Protected Sustainable Reserve “Amazon Rio I”.
The main purpose of the expedition was to support the program “WE ARE AMAZONIANS” THROUGH A PROJECT CALLED “LIVING WATER” bringing purified and drinkable water to all OF the families living in the Reserve’s local village called Jatuarana.
By the support and partnership of Sony Music Brasil, an entire village of approximately 400 people were benefited with the implementation of the program called “LIVING WATER”.
The Living Water program, developed and managed by EBCF, aims to bring access to purified and clean water to each and every house in all the 15 Villages of the Reserve.
It also aims to avoid local families to drink polluted water causing serious diseases, in some cases even leading to the death of the children.
EBCF, Amazonian Alliance and the Jatuarana village are thankful for the support of Sony Music and are very proud and honored to be part of WE ARE AMAZONIANS Global Sustainability Program.
Through its unique and exclusive partnership, Sony Music has joined EBCF and Amazonian Alliance for the efforts to promote our Global Sustainability Program called WE ARE AMAZONIANS, thus ensuring: