Music VR service MelodyVR’s plans to merge with streaming service Napster continue: they have been detailed in a public filing this morning in the UK. They include a new shares issue: 201.3m […]
It’s been a while since we wrote about music-streaming service Akazoo: back in July 2015, when the company’s owner InternetQ span it off as a separate company. At that point, […]
Fresh from approving Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, the European Commission is now turning its attention to another music-industry merger: Sony’s proposal to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, which […]
Sony and BMG together… Now where have we seen that idea before? Yes, having separated four years ago, Sony and Bertelsmann’s BMG are teaming up once more, but this time not for a full merger.
Welcome to the last Music Ally Report of the year wherein, entirely in keeping with tradition, we run the ruler across the past 12 months and consider what they mean for the digital music industry.
Our lead feature considers what impact Universal’s acquisition of EMI will have on the digital music market and the licensing of new services. Further consolidation in the recorded music sector has some spooked about UMG’s swelling digital dominance going forward. But are they right to be worried?
European regulators are expected to announce their decision on the approval of Universal Music’s acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division today.
As predicted yesterday, digital distributors The Orchard and IODA have announced plans to merge.
There are big moves afoot in the digital distribution market this month, with INgrooves already having acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group.
Can two massive corporate wrongs make a right, or simply a titanically wronger wrong? There were reports this weekend that AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong is in talks with advisers to Yahoo over a possible merger of the two companies, triggered by the sacking last week of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.
According to a report in The Wrap that cites a source at Citibank, EMI is being prepared for sale. At least six parties are potentially interested in bidding for the music group, according to the article, though EMI itself does not comment.
Smartphone maker Palm’s long search for a suitor has reached a conclusion: the company is to be bought by HP for $1.2 billion. HP sees the acquisition as its way into the smartphone market, using Palm’s webOS software to launch phones, tablets and netbooks