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Sony Music reveals its leadership team for podcasts

Details have emerged about the team Sony Music is putting together in its New York office to produce and make money from podcasts. An internal memo from execs Dennis Kooker and Tom Mackay outlined the four key executives...
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Sony Music is latest major label to license Boomplay in Africa

African music-streaming service Boomplay now has a full set of deals with the global major labels, with Sony Music the third and final major to strike an agreement. Sony’s catalogue of both African and international artists...
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Sony Music to make a daily satirical podcast with The Onion

Sony Music Entertainment is partnering with satirical website The Onion to launch a new daily podcast in 2020. ‘The Topical’ will go live in January and will deliver daily sideswipes at the news and current affairs....
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Streaming revenues grew by 21% for Sony Music in Q3

Sony Music also enjoyed a good third quarter of 2019, according to its parent corporation’s latest financial results. Sony’s overall music division reported ¥37.5bn in operating income (around $344m) in Q3, up 19% year-on-year,...
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Sony Music launches another podcasting JV: Broccoli Content

In May this year, Sony Music launched a joint venture with two podcast-industry veterans, Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer. The first fruits from that company, Three Uncanny Four Productions, was the ‘Broken: Jeffrey Epstein’...
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Sony Music’s Mora Qualitas hi-res streaming service launches in Japan

Sony Music Entertainment Japan has launched its Mora Qualitas hi-res streaming service, working with Rhapsody International (through its ‘Powered by Napster’ B2B business). Plans for the service were actually announced...
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Bring Me The Horizon create “Spotify-powered T-shirts”

Sony Music/RCA Records UK act Bring Me The Horizon are using their fans’ Spotify listening data to shape the T-shirt design that they can then buy – all as part of the promotion for their amo album from January. By going...
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Jeffrey Epstein to be focus of Sony Music JV’s first podcast

Of all the possible topics for a major-label press release landing in Music Ally’s inbox, Jeffrey Epstein is definitely the most surprising. The late financier, who took his own life last month while awaiting trial on sex...
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Sony Music UK buys merchandise firm Kontraband

Major labels buying merchandise companies is an established trend now, from Universal Music’s Bravado division acquiring rival Epic Rights in January, and Warner Music paying $180m for German merch firm EMP in October 2018....
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Sony Music makes India non-film music push with Big Bang Music JV

One of the most interesting things about music-streaming’s impact in India is whether it will fuel an even-bigger surge in the popularity of non-film music – with tracks from movies having dominated India’s music scene...
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Sony Music reports 27% growth in its streaming revenues

We had Universal Music’s latest financials last week, but yesterday it was Sony Music’s turn, fresh from news that its non-Japanese recorded-music and publishing businesses are coming together as Sony Music Group. The...
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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...