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Sony Music backs ‘Rising Star’ new-talent contest in Africa

Sony Music Africa is giving its backing to a competition for emerging and unsigned artists in Africa.
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Sony Music, WMG and Ticketmaster back ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign

UK charity the Music Venue Trust launched its ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign earlier this year with the aim of raising enough money to buy the freeholds of independent music venues, and thus safeguard their futures.
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Sony Music’s latest partnership focuses on Khaleeji pop

Sony Music Entertainment Middle East has announced a deal this morning with Ghmza, a Kuwaiti creative studio focused on music and video.
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Latest music royalties lawsuit pits Mr Probz against Sony Music

Sony Music is facing a lawsuit from Dutch artist Dennis Stehr (aka Mr Probz) over royalties that he claims the label fraudulently withheld.
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Rightsholders play catalogue hokey cokey with Resso and Meta

In, out, in, out, shake it all about! It being your music catalogue if you're a rightsholder wanting to make a point when negotiating...
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Mixed ruling in latest brands, music and social media lawsuit

By now it should be clear to everyone: the music licensing deals signed by social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram cover user-generated content – but those users do NOT include brands.
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Sony Music hopes to take virtual K-Pop artist Apoki global

Have you heard of Apoki? If you don't live in South Korea, that's perhaps not a surprise, but Sony Music would like to change that.
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Major publishers tackle streaming services over songwriter royalties

All three major publishers have been talking about streaming services and licensing, as part of Synchtank's ongoing report.
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UMG and Sony Music talk music and web3 technologies

What do the major labels think web3 technologies will do for their businesses and the musicians they work with?
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Slip·stream raises $7.5m from investors including Sony Music

Startup Slip·stream emerged in 2021 as the latest company focusing on licensing music to YouTubers and other online creators.
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Sony Music makes $500m a year from new business categories

Sony Music boss Rob Stringer made two significant announcements about the music arm at its annual investors' presentation.
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Jon Platt on diversity, equity and inclusion: ‘It’s not lip service’

Sony Music Publishing boss Jon Platt is one of the big draws at this week’s Music Biz conference in Nashville. In his keynote yesterday,