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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...
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Sony releases Beyonce Live at Roseland gig as an iOS app

Sony Music has launched a new iPhone and iPad app for Beyonce, offering videos of tracks performed at her four-night '4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce' gigs at the New York Roseland Ballroom.
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Sony Music’s Thomas Hesse returning to Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann AG has confirmed that it's poaching Thomas Hesse back from Sony Music, to take up a new role managing its global and digital business development.
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Google holding music event but licensing rumours still swirl

Google has sent journalists an invitation to a music-themed event on Wednesday (16-Nov), sparking speculation that it's finally ready to launch its long-mooted Google Music store. The event is titled 'These Go To Eleven'.
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Inensu’s SuperFan platform gets started with One Direction

London-based Inensu, founded by former SingStar exec Paulina Bozek, is launching a platform called SuperFan on Facebook, which gets people to sign up as super-fans of their favourite artists, earn points and rewards for their...
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Sony could lose Meat Loaf distribution rights in royalties row

The latest royalties argument involving a major label could see Sony Music lose the rights to distribute Meat Loaf's back catalogue. The company is being sued by the estate of the late Stephen Popovich, who originally signed...
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Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service launches Android app

Sony has quietly launched an Android app for its Qriocity-powered Music Unlimited cloud music service. The app went live on Android Market early this morning as a free download, although a subscription to the service's Basic...
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Sony India exec touts Vevo, Qriocity launches

Sony Music Entertainment intends to grow its revenues from India to USD $50 million in the next three years, according to an article in Indian publication The Economic Times.
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Sony Music reveals big drop in revenues for its last quarter

Sony Music Entertainment has published its latest financial results, for both its last fiscal year (which ended in March) and the last quarter of that year. For the year, Sony Music's revenues fell 9.9% to $5.67 billion
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Now Sony Music gets targeted by hackers (in Greece)

It's been a fairly shocking last month for Sony's consumer electronics arm, thanks to the hack attack that exposed the personal details of millions of PlayStation Network users.