January 7th, 2013 by Music Ally


Sony and BMG together… Now where have we seen that idea before? Yes, having separated four years ago, Sony and Bertelsmann's BMG are teaming up once more, but this time not for a full merger.

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December 19th, 2012 by Music Ally

Issue 308

Welcome to the last Music Ally Report of the year wherein, entirely in keeping with tradition, we run the ruler across the past 12 months and consider what they mean for the digital music industry.

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September 26th, 2012 by Music Ally

Issue 302

Our lead feature considers what impact Universal's acquisition of EMI will have on the digital music market and the licensing of new services. Further consolidation in the recorded music sector has some...

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September 21st, 2012 by Music Ally

EMI/UMG Merger

European regulators are expected to announce their decision on the approval of Universal Music's acquisition of EMI's recorded music division today.

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March 7th, 2012 by Music Ally


As predicted yesterday, digital distributors The Orchard and IODA have announced plans to merge.

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March 6th, 2012 by Music Ally


There are big moves afoot in the digital distribution market this month, with INgrooves already having acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group.

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September 12th, 2011 by Music Ally

AOL and Yahoo

Can two massive corporate wrongs make a right, or simply a titanically wronger wrong? There were reports this weekend that AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong is in talks with advisers to Yahoo over a possible merger...

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June 9th, 2011 by Music Ally


According to a report in The Wrap that cites a source at Citibank, EMI is being prepared for sale. At least six parties are potentially interested in bidding for the music group, according to the article,...

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April 29th, 2010 by Music Ally


Smartphone maker Palm's long search for a suitor has reached a conclusion: the company is to be bought by HP for $1.2 billion. HP sees the acquisition as its way into the smartphone market, using Palm's...

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