Main label of Sony Music Entertainment.
Use this entry for releases from between 1991 and 2005 and 2008 onwards that show the 'Sony Music' logo or releases in general which credit "Sony Music".
Please note that the logo was different before 2005.
Releases from between 1991 and 2005 may also mention "Distribution: Sony Music". This entry can be used for those 'Distributed By' credits as well.
For releases crediting "Sony Music Entertainment" for manufacturing, marketing and/or distribution, use [l=Sony Music Entertainment].
The "xx-xxxxxx-xx" format catalogue numbers found on releases are not distribution codes and should not be arbitrarily assigned to Sony Music when listed as a distributor. Please add these as secondary catalogue numbers for the label given on the release.
[b]About Sony Music matrix/LCCN numbers:[/b]
Some releases also credit Sony Music as CD matrix manufacturer, with the following matrix pattern:
[Sony Music] Sxxxxxxxxxx-yyzz BB CC
and have exclusively a SID Mould Code IFPI 94xx
- For CD releases, yy indicates the disc number (always 01 for single-disc releases; 02 and onwards are used for multi-disc releases), while zz indicates the number of discs in the release (again, always 01 for single-disc releases). DVDs do not seem to use the same numbering for the yyzz part however.
- BB is a two digit number, usually between 11-25. The second digit is the same as the last digit of the mastering SID code (IFPI L55x).
- CC is etched into the matrix ring, and is usually A1, A01, A00, B1, etc.
When entering Sony Music matrix numbers into LCCN, ONLY the "Sxxxxxxxxxx-yyzz" part of the string should be entered. An example of how to correctly enter the Sony Music number is [r370466].