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Sony/ATV promises ‘major’ upgrades to royalty-processing system

Faster payments and more-transparent reporting has been the clarion call for a number of companies hoping to disrupt the world of publishing. The implicit (and sometimes explicit) criticism contained within their promises...
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Sony Music brings recordings and publishing under one roof

By now you’ll have seen yesterday’s big news in the three-letter-acronym world: UMG and WMG will now be joined by SMG, as Sony Corporation revealed plans to merge its non-Japanese recorded-music and music-publishing arms...
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Sony/ATV boss thinks labels ‘more vulnerable’ to DSP competition

Music publishers are currently engaged in verbal fisticuffs with a group of music-streaming services, and Spotify in particular, over the group’s plans to appeal against new songwriter royalty-rates set by the US Copyright...
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Sony/ATV boss encourages songwriters to protest CRB-rates appeal

Apple’s decision to bring Spotify’s songwriter-royalties appeal into the two companies’ dispute over App Store policies shows that the gloves are truly off. But publishers, too, are continuing to have their say about...
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KPM Music Library launches on streaming and download services

The KPM Music Library is one of the most famous production-music libraries, with more than 30,000 recordings from TV theme-tunes to background music. It’s part of EMI Production Music, which in turn is part of publisher...
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Sony/ATV boss sees more publishing consolidation ahead

Publisher Sony/ATV’s boss Martin Bandier is stepping down in March, but in an interview with the Financial Times he has hinted strongly that he isn’t ready for a quiet retirement just yet. “I can’t picture myself...
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Impala warns of Sony’s “near monopoly grip” on European charts if EMI Music Publishing deal is cleared

Impala warns of Sony’s “near monopoly grip” on European charts if EMI Music Publishing deal is cleared Impala, representing the European independent music community, is upping its efforts to block Sony’s full acquisition...
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Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier to step down in March 2019

We wondered yesterday what reports that Jon Platt's departure from music-publisher Warner/Chappell was setting him up for a senior role at rival Sony/ATV meant for the latter's current boss Martin Bandier.
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Sony/ATV bulks up its European digital and international team

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has made a series of key promotions and appointments within its European digital and international business affairs team. Jenny Lambert has been promoted to VP of digital & business affairs international...
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European indies say Sony’s acquisition of EMI “has to be blocked”

As Sony Music Publishing moves to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, European independent trade body Impala says a deal on this scale – and the market consolidation it will deliver – must be stopped. It has...
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Sony Music streaming revenues up 38.2% year-on-year

‘Major label’s streaming revenues growing strongly’ is becoming a familiar part of the industry landscape. Following Universal Music’s results earlier this week, Sony Music’s latest quarterly financials came out...
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Sony to buy additional 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony has announced that it has agreed a deal with Mubadala Investment Company to acquire the latter’s 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing’s parent company DH Publishing, taking Sony’s share of the publisher to 90%. The...