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CMA officially clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL

UK competition regulator the CMA has officially cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL, following its provisional approval of the deal in February.
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AIM and Impala respond to Sony / AWAL merger decision

The CMA provisionally cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL on Friday, but will await the views of interested parties before publishing a final decision.
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CMA provisionally clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL

UK competition watchdog the CMA has published its provisional decision on Sony Music's acquisition of distributor and artist services company AWAL.
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Tiny Hits split new single up as ‘Maximum Revenue’ version

Independent duo Tiny Hits have released their latest single 'Control' in what they're describing as a 'Maximum Revenue' version on streaming services.
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CMA moves into phase two of Sony Music / AWAL investigation

Yesterday the CMA announced that it is now proceeding into a 'phase 2' investigation of the acquisition. What happens next?
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FAC and MMF set out their hopes for streaming reforms

As you'll know from our news story yesterday on a competition snag for Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL, the UK's recent music streaming economics inquiry is already having some knock-on effects.
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UK’s competition regulator concerned by Sony Music / AWAL merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that Sony Music’s acquisition of distributor AWAL “raises competition concerns”, and has given the major label a five-day deadline to head off a full...
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Sony Music completes Awal deal but awaits regulator’s verdict

Sony Music has completed its acquisition of distributor Awal, and says it will become a new division within the company’s artist and label services arm “enhanced by the technology and network” of its new...
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Sandbox Issue 270: Always-on my mind: how do artists avoid social media burn-out?

Lead: Always-on my mind: Artists have long accepted – sometimes reluctantly – that their role includes intimate direct-to-fan digital connectivity, usually via Social Media. Grinding out content on multiple platforms,...
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Awal acquisition is ‘not good news’ says Absolute boss

Following Awal’s acquisition by Sony Music, rival independent distributors are having their say on what it all means – and some of them are worried. Absolute Label Services boss Henry Semmence wrote an op-ed for...
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Sony Music’s $430m Awal acquisition makes waves. What next?

By now, you’ll almost certainly have seen the news that Sony Music is buying Kobalt’s label and distribution arm Awal, and its neighbouring rights division. After the initial announcement, the price paid was confirmed...
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The future of streaming and music marketing post Covid-19

After an introductory session offering views on Covid-19's music impact around the world, Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global conference turned its attention to what happens next. The online event's 'Future of Streaming...