Tag: sony music
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...
April 1, 2010
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...
March 4, 2010
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,...
January 8, 2010
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.
October 20, 2009
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...
October 12, 2009
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.
September 23, 2009
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...
September 10, 2009
Russian download store Fidel returned to original owners
Russian music download store Fidel has been returned to its original owners due to financial problems at media group RBC, which acquired a majority stake in the service last year.
September 9, 2009
Swedish artist compares Spotify to busking
"I'd rather be raped by Pirate Bay than by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music", says Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla, the latest musician to check his digital statement and muse over the whereabouts of the millions...
August 14, 2009
Digital 45s not just an iTunes thing
Sony Music subsidiary Legacy Recordings has announced the latest batch of vintage singles to get the two-track Digital 45s treatment, including bundles by Bill Withers, Boston, Johnny Cash and Van Morrison.
July 31, 2009
eMusic ‘s Sony deal is US-only… for now
A FAQ published on eMusic's website reveals that for the moment, its deal with Sony Music is US-only, and "we don't currently have a timetable" for when it might extend to the UK, EU and Canada, "but we are actively working...
June 5, 2009