June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Some things we hold to be self-evident – and Giorgio Moroder being a genius is one of them. (Apart from that cameo on the last Daft Punk album. That was ghastly. But we can ignore that.) To promote his...

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June 7th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

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Ad-supported streaming, the soon-to-launch Apple Music and Steve Jobs' vision for iTunes were amongst an anecdote-laden speech at Midem by Sony Music boss Doug Morris, earlier today. The veteran label...

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June 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Imagine the PR issues if Tidal were to lose the music of some of its co-owners? According to Sony Music, though, that scenario will have to stay imaginary: a report last week claiming that it could remove...

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May 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The International Artist Organisation (IAO) has leapt on the recent leak of Spotify’s Sony Music contract as “a turning point for artists that cannot be underestimated”. The body has published an...

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May 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Yesterday was a mixed day for SoundCloud, to say the least. The streaming music service struck a notable licensing deal with the US National Music Publishers’ Association, but then saw major label Sony...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group is close to settling a potential class action alleging that it underpaid artists including Chuck D, Rick James and Whitesnake for their digital sales. Billboard reports that 10 April has...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music’s sales increased 13.1% year-on-year to $1.35bn in the final quarter of 2014, according to an SEC filing by parent company Sony Corp. Note, that was a 3% increase on a constant currency basis,...

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March 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge has become the focus for the current industry debate about the value of free, on-demand streaming music. But what do his peers at other major labels think? Sony Music’s...

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