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Sony Corp.

Founded on May 7, 1946, Sony Corporation originally started out with a focus on telecommunications and measuring equipment. Today, Sony’s is widely known for their electronics such as the Playstation and audio systems. Their interests have greatly expanded since their founding, and now involve a variety of different types of media. With it’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Corporation owns a vast hub of media companies. Here are some of the companies that they own:

Ownership Map:

Entertainment (film)

    • Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group
      • Columbia Pictures
      • Sony Pictures Classics
      • TriStar Pictures
      • Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia
      • Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas
      • Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico
    • Sony Pictures Animation
    • Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive
    • Sony Pictures Studios
    • Sony Pictures Technologies
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


  • Columbia/Epic Label Group
    • American Recordings
    • Columbia Records
    • Epic Records
    • Roc Nation
  • RCA/JIVE Label Group
    • Arista Records
    • J Records
    • LaFace Records
    • Polo Grounds
    • RCA Records
    • Verity Gospel Music Group
    • Volcano Entertainment
  • Provident Label Group
    • Beach Street Records
    • Flicker Records
  • Sony Music Commercial Music Group
  • Music Choice Video and Mustic Network
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing


  • Crackle
  • SET Max
  • SAB
  • AXN
  • Animax
  • Channel 8
  • Cinemax (Latin America)
  • GSN (US)
  • HBO Family (Latin America)
  • TV1



  • Sony Card Marketing & Services Company
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America (Playstation and Associated Games)
  • Sony Electronics
  • Sony DADC
  • Sony Plaza Public Arcade
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (New York)

For more on Sony Corporation’s ownership map click here

Sales and Operating revenue:

2011 – ¥7.2 trillion

2012 – ¥6.5 trillion

2013 – ¥6.8 trillion

For more on past annual reports click here

Sony is a very large conglomeration, consisting of over 50 companies around the world. They have integrated more horizontally, producing a variety of products in the media department as well as tools to record media (cameras and recorders). Sony has also acquired smaller companies that manufacture and engineer their products as well. It surprised me how many companies Sony owns and how great their amount of influence is in society, especially on an international scale.