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Sony exec’s comments spark iTunes pullout headlines

The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia Michael Ephraim has made some comments in an interview that we sense may not be welcomed by the label part of Sony
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Report claims Spotify has a US deal with Sony Music

All Things Digital, which has been tracking Spotify's licensing efforts in the US, is reporting that Sony Music Entertainment has signed on the dotted line.
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MOG adds ads for Sony

MOG, the hybrid blog and music service, has added Sony Music Entertainment's family of sites to to its advertising network. As a result over 100 Sony sites will be accessible to MOG advertisers...
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Sony poaches Rhapsody exec for digital biz dev role

Neil Smith has been named as SVP of US business development for Sony Music Entertainment's global digital business group...
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Sony Music ramps up Music Ticket+ promotions

Sony Music Entertainment has announced plans to bundle music with tickets for Latin artists Chayanne, Camila and Daddy Yankee this summer...
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Report claims EMI talks with UMG and Sony have broken down

Every day this week has brought new speculation about EMI's talks to license its catalogue to another major label in the US - so separating fact from hardball negotiating tactics is tricky. Still, there's a raft of reports...
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Sony Music to ditch promo CDs in favour of digital downloads

Sony Music UK has announced plans to stop sending out promo CDs to journalists, radio stations and broadcasters, in favour of its digital e-card system. "Physical stock is expensive, difficult to store and environmentally...
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Sony puts its faith in 3D gigcasts

3D is one of the buzz areas at this week's CES show in Las Vegas, and yesterday Sony put a musical spin on it. The company is working on - in the Guardian's words - "beaming 3D gigs directly into living rooms around the world,...
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Vevo gets funding at $300m valuation

What does upcoming music video portal Vevo have in common with UK football club Manchester City? Both are funded from Abu Dhabi.
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Report claims Virgin Media unlimited music service not so unlimited

There's been much excitement around UK ISP Virgin Media's plans for a subscription-based unlimited MP3 download service, yet also persistent rumours that not every major label is as enthusiastic about the prospect as launch...
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Amie Street gets Sony Music catalogue… but without dynamic pricing

Digital music store Amie Street has won plaudits for its innovative dynamic pricing for song downloads - they start cheap, and rise in price as more people buy them.
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Labels still mulling Virgin Media’s unlimited music model

Universal Music Group may be bullish about UK ISP Virgin Media's plans for an unlimited MP3 download service, but a report in New Media Age suggests that EMI and Sony Music remain unconvinced by the business model - and specifically...