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September 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
BMG in First Interactive Entertainment Venture: As expected, Bertelsmann Music Group announced it has entered into a joint venture with Ion, a California-based multimedia publishing company, to produce interactive music and entertainment products. The partnership, initially a 50% equity investment by BMG, is the recording company's first foray into the growing field of interactive multimedia.
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September 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
BMG in First Interactive Entertainment Venture: As expected, Bertelsmann Music Group announced it has entered into a joint venture with Ion, a California-based multimedia publishing company, to produce interactive music and entertainment products. The partnership, initially a 50% equity investment by BMG, is the recording company's first foray into the growing field of interactive multimedia.
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September 10, 1993 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what would be the recording industry's first interactive music label, Bertelsmann Music Group will soon announce a multimillion-dollar joint venture with Ion, an upstart multimedia firm that until recently operated out of its founders' living room in west Los Angeles. For BMG, the pact is a first foray into an area the firm hopes will aid its expansion into other forms of entertainment as the interactive market evolves.
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September 10, 1993 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what would be the recording industry's first interactive music label, Bertelsmann Music Group will soon announce a multimillion-dollar joint venture with Ion, an upstart multimedia firm that until recently operated out of its founders' living room in west Los Angeles. For BMG, the pact is a first foray into an area the firm hopes will aid its expansion into other forms of entertainment as the interactive market evolves.
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