Epic Games raises $2bn funding round from Sony and Lego
Epic Games is already printing money thanks to Fortnite's ongoing success, but investors are keen to pour more in.
April 12, 2022
Pokémon Go creator Niantic is exploring audio AR with Sony
As the company behind Pokémon Go, developer Niantic is one of the biggest success stories in making augmented reality technology mainstream.
February 17, 2022
AIM and Impala respond to Sony / AWAL merger decision
The CMA provisionally cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL on Friday, but will await the views of interested parties before publishing a final decision.
February 14, 2022
Sony’s music revenues grew by 18% to ¥272bn in Q3 2021
Sony Corporation published financial results for the third quarter of 2021 (the company's fiscal Q2) yesterday, including the latest figures for Sony Music.
October 29, 2021
Sony unveils its first 360 Reality Audio smart speakers
Sony’s consumer electronics arm has been showing off its new smart speakers, which are its first to use the company’s 360 Reality Audio format. They do stick to some Sony traditions though: numberwangtastic product...
January 11, 2021
Travis Scott and Lil Nas X hop on the PlayStation 5 bandwagon
Sony's new PlayStation 5 console went on sale in some countries last week, with a wider rollout this week. Right from the earliest model, PlayStation marketing has often had strong ties with music, and the PS5 is no exception. Already...
November 16, 2020
Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Netflix among PS5 media partners
November this year is New Consoles Month, with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S plus Sony's PlayStation 5 making their debuts. While games are the focus, music and video streaming will also be part of the packages. Sony revealed...
October 23, 2020
PlayStation Plus and Disney+ both report subscription growth
We like to keep an eye on subscription-based entertainment businesses outside music, and yesterday two big companies' financial results offered us some new data to consider. Sony Corporation's results included the announcement...
August 5, 2020
Sony Corporation invests $250m in Fortnite maker Epic Games
Sony Music's parent company is investing $250m in Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Sony Corporation announced the deal yesterday, and said it "allows Sony and Epic to aim to broaden their collaboration across...
July 10, 2020
Sony 360 Reality Audio will launch with four streaming services
Technology firm Sony has revealed more of the plans for its 360 Reality Audio format, which was announced earlier this year. From late autumn, there will be around 1,000 songs available in the format through four streaming...
October 16, 2019
Sony unveils new Walkman complete with MQA hi-res support
Search for ‘Walkman’ on Google, and the ‘people also ask’ boxout reveals that common searches include ‘When was the Walkman discontinued?’ and ‘Do they still make Walkmans?’. The answer to the latter being...
September 6, 2019
Sony CSL is using AI to generate kick-drum tracks
Sony’s Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) in Paris was responsible for one of the first high-profile projects in the modern wave of AI-generated music – Flow Machines, which in 2016 was responsible for the Beatles-esque...
August 6, 2019