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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...
August 1, 2019
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...
July 18, 2019
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...
April 1, 2019
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...
March 15, 2019
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...
January 17, 2019
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...
January 2, 2019
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...
October 17, 2018
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.
September 18, 2018
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...
August 16, 2018
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...
August 15, 2018
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...
August 1, 2018