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


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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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


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


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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