Tag: sony music
Sony Music and The Orchard held a machine-learning hackathon
Sony Music, The Orchard and Amazon Web Services held a machine-learning focused hackathon last week. Music Ally couldn't make the event, so we asked if Sony could give us some information about the winning hacks. The label...
February 27, 2020
Sony Music revenues grew to $4bn in 2019, fuelled by streaming
Sony Music’s recorded music business saw its revenues grow by 11.4% year-on-year to $1.16bn in the final quarter of 2019, according to the latest financial results for its parent company. That included a 20.6% increase...
February 5, 2020
Sony Music launches podcast partnership with Somethin’ Else
Sony Music’s thirst for podcast partnerships shows no signs of being quenched. This morning, the major label has announced its latest such alliance, with veteran UK-based radio and podcasts production company Somethin’...
February 4, 2020
The most lucrative mobile game of 2019 is part of Sony Music
Earlier this month, a report by app-analytics firm App Annie offered its estimates for (among other things) the most lucrative mobile games of 2019, based on consumer spending. Top of the list was a game called Fate/Grand...
January 27, 2020
Sony Music restructures its Asia and Middle East divisions
Sony Music has introduced a new reporting structure for its operations in Asia and the Middle East. This will involve the creation of a series of hubs in the regions that will report to Sony’s headquarters in New York....
January 27, 2020
Sony’s 4th Floor Creative launches ‘This City’ podcast
British radio DJ Clara Amfo has launched a new podcast called ‘This City’, which will see her explore the streets of London “through the eyes of some of the city’s most recognisable names”. Available on all the...
January 22, 2020
Sony Music invests in US podcast production firm Neon Hum
Sony Music really is serious about this podcasts business. The label has already launched two joint-ventures with podcast producers this year, as well as building internal teams to develop (and commercialise) spoken-word...
December 13, 2019
Sony Music UK appoints VP of podcasting and creative strategy
Streaming services are going in all guns blazing with podcasts and the major labels are following suit. In April, Universal Music Group announced a partnership with podcast publisher Wondery to develop original podcasts...
December 12, 2019
Harry Styles had 2019’s most cryptic music-marketing campaign
The treasure hunt, scattering of Easter eggs and a good dash of the cryptic is a failsafe in music marketing. It is all a nice way to get the fanbase excited about a new album, an opportunity to test out a new platform and...
December 10, 2019
Sony Music Kids launches Rhyme Rapper animation in India
Sesame Street has just turned 50 and has a long history of using music as an education tool, releasing a variety of spin-off albums through the years. (If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch...
December 9, 2019
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...
December 4, 2019
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...
November 20, 2019