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Now Sony faces artist lawsuits over digital royalties

Sony Music is facing legal action from Boz Scaggs and REO Speedwagon who claim they received royalty rates of around 15% on digital sales rather than 50%.
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Vevo renegotiations resurface in the press as Morris plays hardball

The time is nearing when music videos service Vevo has to decide whether to renew its distribution deal with YouTube, or hook up with another partner – Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have all been publicly floated...
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Sony Music appoints Brad Spahr to apps and digital role

Sony Music Entertainment has poached HTC exec Brad Spahr to be its new VP of product development, global digital business. He joins from a role as head of content in Americas for HTC.
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Turntable.fm bags all four major labels for licensing deals

Turntable.fm has secured licensing deals with all four major labels.
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Turntable.fm bags all four major labels for licensing deals

As predicted, US music startup Turntable.fm has secured licensing deals with all four major labels. The company announced the news during a session at SXSW Interactive yesterday.
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Sony settles digital royalties lawsuit with Cheap Trick, Allman Brothers and others

One of the first lawsuits over digital royalties paid by major labels to artists has just been settled. Sony Music has agreed to pay just under $8m to artists including Cheap Trick, The Allman Brothers and the Youngbloods,...
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The Orchard and IODA confirm merger

As predicted yesterday, digital distributors The Orchard and IODA have announced plans to merge.
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Moshi Monsters bags record deal with Sony Music

UK startup Mind Candy has signed a partnership with Sony Music to release a series of albums for kids based on its Moshi Monsters virtual world.
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Moshi Monsters bags record deal with Sony Music

UK startup Mind Candy has signed a partnership with Sony Music to release a series of albums for kids based on its Moshi Monsters virtual world.
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Reports claim hackers stole 50k Michael Jackson tracks

Reports are emerging claiming that at the same time, Sony Music's servers were also breached, and that hackers made off with more than 50k music files, most of which were from Michael Jackson's back catalogue.
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Sony says Whitney Houston price bump was a mistake

Sony Music has responded to criticism of its decision to raise the wholesale price of a Whitney Houston compilation within hours of her death, saying it was a mistake.
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Sony Music: ‘We don’t see any evidence’ of streaming significantly cannibalising download sales

Sony Music’s new president of its global digital business Dennis Kooker defended streaming music services against accusations that they are cannibalising download sales, during a Midem press conference today. “We...