September 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Russian digital music service Zvooq has inked a licensing deal with Sony Music, giving it a full set of global majors to add to its local agreements. “For a long time, Sony Music’s extensive catalog...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A deal involving Van Morrison’s back catalogue and Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings division will see many of the musician’s albums come to streaming services for the first time from this week. Legacy...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After rumours in recent days, Sony Music has confirmed that it’s buying German metal label Century Media Records, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. The label’s owner Robert Kampf will remain in place...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Does SoundCloud finally have its long-negotiated licensing deal with Universal Music. There were conflicting reports yesterday, with Music Business Worldwide claiming that the companies were “on the...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

An email from the late SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg to Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton that has been doing the rounds of the music industry since being leaked after Sony was hacked last year,...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed...

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July 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Last week, court papers from Sony Music’s court battle with 19 Entertainment over streaming deals revealed part of the major label’s defence against claims it willingly lessened artist income by accepting...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Whipclip launched in March this year as an app for (legally) sharing clips of TV shows and music videos with friends. A few months on, and it has raised a startling $40m in Series C funding. Eminence Capital,...

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July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Nobody, it turns out, will be paying the $225m-$250m that Scott Borchetta was seeking for his Big Machine Label Group: it emerged yesterday that Taylor Swift’s label will remain independent. Well, independent...

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