GMM Grammy

GMM Grammy Public Company Limited (Thai: จีเอ็มเอ็ม แกรมมี่ or G"MM' Grammy) is the largest media conglomerate entertainment company in Thailand. It claims a 70 percent share of the Thai entertainment industry. Grammy artists include Thongchai McIntyre, Silly Fools and Loso. In addition to its music business, the company is involved in concert production, artist management, film and television production and publishing.

GMM Grammy PLC
PLC
Traded asSET: GRAMMY
IndustryMass media
Founded11 November 1983 (1983-11-11)
FounderRewat Buddhinan
Paiboon Damrongchaitham
HeadquartersWatthana, Bangkok, Thailand
Key people
  • Paiboon Damrongchaitham
    (President & Chairman)
  • Boosaba Daorueng
    (Conglomerate CEO & Vice Chairman)
  • Phawit Chitrakorn
    (Music Business CEO)
  • Sompohb Budspawanich
    (COO)
  • Fahmai Damrongchaitham
    (Music Business CMO & CSO)
  • Karnsuda Sansuthi
    (CFO)
  • Chitralada Hengyotmark
    (CLO)
ProductsMusic, Films, Digital Terrestrial Television, Radio, Magazines, Digital Business, Satellite Television, Event Management, Home Shopping
Revenue8,861.3 million baht (2017)[1]
US$266.7 million
Number of employees
2,632[2]
Subsidiaries
  • GDH 559 (film studio)
  • GMM Z (set-top box distributor)
  • One31 (HDTV channel)
  • GMM 25 (SDTV channel)
  • GMMTV (TV producer)
Websitewww.gmmgrammy.com

Major shareholders

RankShareholder[3]Number of Shares% of Issued Capital
1Mr. Paiboon Damrongchaitham392,834,59947.91%
2Mr. Thaveechat Jurangkool133,051,62316.23%
3Mr. Nuttapol Jurangkool80,774,5009.85%
4Bualuang Long-Term Equity Fund24,437,8002.98%
5UOB KAY HIAN (HONG KONG) LIMITED - Client Account22,932,5202.80%
6Mr. Komol Juangroongruangkit22,720,0002.77%
7Bangkok Bank Public Co., Lt12,278,6931.50%
8Mr. Fahmai Damrongchaitham9,000,0001.10%
9Mr. Rafah Damrongchaitham9,000,0001.10%
10Ms. Fahshai Damrongchaitham7,969,8730.97%
11Ms. Ingfah Damrongchaitham7,969,8720.97%
12Mr. Takonkiet Viravan6,930,8560.85%
13Bualuang Long-Term Equity Fund 75/255,306,4000.65%
14Bualuang Equity RMF5,001,2000.61%
15Bualuang Flexible RMF4,816,5000.59%
16Mr. Kitti Nghammaharat4,795,9000.58%

Music

The company has fifteen music subsidies:

  • Genie Record
  • Grammy Gold - Thai country (luk thung).
  • Grammy Big
  • Sanamluang Music
  • UP^G
  • White Music
  • Music Cream
  • Nevermind Records
  • Werk Gang
  • Grand Musik
  • Halo Society
  • MBO
  • GMMTV RECORDS
  • GMM A
  • Exact Music

GMMTV RECORDS and GMM A are under GMM Channel Digital TV department and Exact Music are under GMM One Digital TV department. Manufacturing and distribution comes under MGA Co. Ltd., while the Imagine record store chain is a company-owned retailer.Music publishing is handled by GMM Music Publishing International Co., Ltd., while GMM Grammy licensed karaoke music and equipment is handled by Clean Karaoke.

List of GMM Grammy artists

Current and past artists in the GMM Grammy label include (incomplete list):

Media

GDH 559

GDH 559 Co., Ltd. is GMM Grammy's film production company. It was formed on 5 January 2016 to replace its successful predecessor GMM Tai Hub, which dissolved due to internal conflicts.

GMM Z

GMM Z Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of GMM Grammy that produces and distributes satellite television set-top boxes airing free-to-air channels and its own content.

It formerly operated Z PAY TV, a pay television platform offering premium and exclusive content such as German Bundesliga, UEFA Euro 2012, and channels from FOX International Channels before it was sold to CTH.

Television

GMM Grammy has 2 digital television channel:

  • One31 Channel 31 (high definition)
  • GMM 25 Channel 25 (standard definition)

Production marques, studios which produces lakorns, TV series, TV shows, game shows and variety shows. including:

  • A-Time Media
  • The One Enterprise (Owner of One31, merged from GMM One TV, Exact, and Scenario)
  • GMM Channel (Owner of GMM 25)
  • GDH 559
  • GMMTV
  • GMM BRAVO
  • Me Mi Ti

Radio

Atime Media, a subsidiary of GMM Grammy, operates the following stations:

  • Chill FM Online
  • EFM 94
  • Green Wave 106.5 FM
  • Hot 91.5 (disbanded in 2013)

Publishing

Magazines

Magazines produced by GMM Grammy include:

  • Image - Fashion, beauty, society news.
  • Madame Figaro Magazine - Fashion and beauty "targeting sophisticated and highly educated women who do not need 'how to'".
  • Her World - The Thai edition of the popular Singaporean women's magazine.
  • Maxim - The Thai edition of the popular lad mag.
  • Attitude - The Thai edition of the British gay lifestyle magazine.
  • In Magazine - Fashion and Entertainment

Newspapers

GMM Grammy has partial stakes in the Bangkok Post and the Matichon Group, which publishes several Thai-language dailies, including Matichon and Khao Sod.

Distribution

  • Se-Education PLC - A chain of university bookstores.

See also

References

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