Tag: sony music
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.
March 5, 2012
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.
February 16, 2012
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...
January 28, 2012
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.
January 6, 2012
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.
December 1, 2011
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'.
November 14, 2011
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...
November 7, 2011
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...
October 3, 2011
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...
June 15, 2011
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.
June 10, 2011
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
May 27, 2011