So long, Sony/ATV. Sony’s music publishing arm has been rebranded as Sony Music Publishing. As the company was keen to remind people in its announcement, it’s not a new name, but […]
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Sony/ATV teams up with music production marketplace BeatStars
Music Ally first wrote about production marketplace BeatStars back in June 2012, when we noted that it had already been dubbed ‘the iTunes of beats’. Eight years on, it’s now famous as the website […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/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.
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 (she was previously director of digital & business affairs international). Meanwhile Moses Martiny has been promoted from VP of digital for Europe to VP of digital for international and UK.
Finally, Mika Partanen (formerly senior business development manager at PRS for Music) joins the publisher to take up the new role of director of digital business development. The appointments are part of an increased emphasis on digital at the music publisher.
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 lodged a complaint with the European Commission, urging the deal be derailed as it believes it will have serious negative repercussions for smaller players in the market.
“Our view is that the transaction has to be blocked,” said Helen Smith, executive chair of Impala. “EMI would have a better future as a stand-alone operation or combined with another smaller music company to make a more effective competitor to the majors. That would be the best outcome not only for competition but also for cultural diversity and consumer choice.”