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Sony launches virtual-reality experience for artist Tom Grennan

Sony Music’s relationship with Sony’s consumer-tech and gaming divisions has always been fertile ground for virtual-reality experiments with artists, thanks to the PlayStation VR headset. We’ve written about VR projects...
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Sony Music relaunches Arista Records with David Massey

One of the most famous names in the label world is getting a reinvention, as Sony Music relaunches Arista Records. The company has also nabbed former Island Records boss David Massey to lead the revived label, reporting directly...
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Labrinth talks creativity and music: ‘You have to be calm amongst the storm’

Artist and producer Labrinth is preparing to release his second studio album. Today he talked about some of the creative processes behind the record, in a Cannes Lions conference session hosted by Sony Music.
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Sony targets ‘viable subscription businesses’ in China and India

Sony Music boss Rob Stringer has been talking about the major label’s hopes for emerging markets, including its expectations that there will be healthy paid-music ecosystems rather than simply ad-supported services. “We...
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Spinnin’ Records rebrands playlists with smart-speakers in mind

Fresh from being acquired by Sony Music, dance label Spinnin’ Records is experimenting with its streaming playlists – with a particular focus on how they’re accessed through smart speakers. “While curated music...
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Landmrk powers ‘frame-by-frame’ album-unlock campaign for CNCO

Latino boy-band CNCO have a new album on the way, and for the second time they’re working with location-based-marketing startup Landmrk to promote it. In August 2016, their label Sony Music US Latin used Landmrk for...
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Smart speakers’ impact on music: ‘I don’t think it can be overhyped…’

More than 26m smart speakers were shipped globally in 2017 according to research firm Futuresource, with the Amazon Echo and Google Home ranges proving popular devices. That was the spur for an event hosted by British...
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Sony shows off virtual-reality music video for Khalid

When it comes to experimenting with virtual-reality technology, Sony Music has one advantage over other labels: its relationship with Sony’s consumer-electronics division, with its PlayStation VR headset. We’ve seen...
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EMI Music Publishing may be up for grabs at $4bn valuation

In the streaming era of more-predictable future revenue for catalogues of music-rights, the value of these catalogues is soaring. No wonder, then, that Mubadala Investment Co is reportedly seeking a buyer for its majority...
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Sony Music launches dance label with Tencent Music

Fresh from its stock-swap with Spotify, Tencent Music has another interesting partnership with a western firm: Sony Music. The pair have teamed up to launch Liquid State, a label that will focus on dance music from Asian...
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Despite Trump: ‘There are no walls that can stop Latin music…’

The most pointed quote of the second day of Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in New York came from Jesús López, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He used...
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India: The sleeping giant of digital music is ready to wake up

At the end of September this year Music Ally was invited to attend the inaugural All About Music conference in Mumbai, India. We've since been speaking to some of its main contributors, and taking a look at the key themes...