Sony Music, one of the top three music majors, has signed a long-term partnership agreement with the international media service provider Sonopress, to exclusively manufacture CDs for the Asian market in Hong Kong. The new contract significantly expands the companies’ successful partnership. After the European and Mexican markets, the Asian economic region is now also supplied with storage media “made by Sonopress”.
“Sony Music has been one of our key customers in the audio segment for many years,” says Sonopress CEO Sven Deutschmann, commenting on the new contract. “With numerous top labels and superstars in its portfolio of artists – such as Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Shakira and Robbie Williams – Sony Music unites one of the world’s most important music catalogs. All the more we are looking forward to the extended cooperation with Sony Music.”
Gerhard Blum, Senior Vice President of Distribution and Supply Chain International at Sony Music, has high hopes for the significantly expanded collaboration: “We know Sonopress as a reliable and innovative service provider, and are convinced that we have the right partner at our side to continue being able to quickly and reliably supply CDs to music fans in Asia.”
The new exclusive agreement covers all services from CD production to product fulfillment as well as delivery to Sony Music distribution centers and to retailers. The cross-divisional concept with its proven process solutions is based on worldwide, SAP-based production control.
Sonopress is a leading international provider of entertainment and media services and realizes an extensive range of services and solutions for its business partners in the games, video, audio, publisher and TV/broadcasting industries. Its service portfolio covers all aspects of media asset management: From digital services such as digitization, replication, Electronic Content Distribution, archiving and asset management to the replication of CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs und 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays – both 66 GB and 100 GB – through to print management und print services, fulfilment and Supply Chain Management. All of these processes are supported by innovative end-to-end IT systems. Based on decades of professional experience and intelligent solutions, we create benefit for our customers and ensure that they are well equipped for the challenges of today's market. As part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group, Sonopress is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. As part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group, Sonopress is a 100% subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.