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  • Sep 9, 1986
    West Germany's Bertelsmann Music Group buys RCA Records from General Electric
    Nov 3, 1998
    BMG releases Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Extended Versions," a live album featuring Johnny Van Zant as lead vocalist
    Dec 18, 2001
    BMG Special Products releases the Elvis Presley album "The Very Best Of Love"
    Jan 15, 2002
    BMG Special Products releases the album "Elvis Sings For Kids"
    Sep 30, 2002
    The five biggest record distribution companies settle a price-fixing suit with 41 states, agreeing to pay $143 million, though they do not admit any wrongdoing. The companies include BMG, EMI, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, Sony and Universal
    Nov 6, 2003
    Sony and BMG announce plans to merge their operations. The deal puts Columbia and Epic in the same corporate entity as former rivals RCA, BNA and Arista
    Jun 22, 2004
    BMG releases the Elvis Presley album "Elvis At Sun"
    Aug 5, 2004
    Sony and BMG announce that their corporate merger is complete, establishing the new firm Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Among the affected labels: Columbia, Epic, RCA, BNA, Arista and Monument
    Jul 6, 2005
    In the wake of the company's merger with BMG, the Sony Music Group begins moving into the RCA building at 1400 18th Avenue South in Nashville. Sony's Columbia and Epic labels leave an office that had been the site of Music Row's first studio
    Jul 25, 2005
    New York attorney general Elliott Spitzer's office announces Sony BMG has agreed to a $10-million penalty for payola violations. Among the incidents noted is a $750 payment to a radio executive to get a Gretchen Wilson song played

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