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Sony working on multiplayer music game with Avicii

Dance star Avicii’s latest digital venture is a console game produced in partnership with Sony. It’s called Vector, and Sony is describing it as “a multiplayer music game, offering a seamless fusion between gameplay,...
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Major label playlisting brands building their profiles on Apple Music

A new industry maxim should be to judge a streaming service by how much traction it is getting among playlisters. Recently Kieron Donoghue (VP of playlists strategy and curation at Warner Music) tweeted that he was building...
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Majors threaten to turn off the YouTube tap

Thus the Freemium War rumbles on. At the start of the year, Universal, Sony and Ministry Of Sound all came out with their baseball bats to chase free (or, more specifically, “bad” free) down the street. Much of the resulting...
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Sony facing Spotify scrutiny in 19 Recordings lawsuit

The long-bubbling lawsuit between 19 Recordings and Sony Music is turning up its heat, with the American Idol-related company levelling new accusations concerning Sony’s deal with Spotify. Billboard reports that 19 is targeting...
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Apple tipped to push music buyers towards subscriptions

Today’s Apple Music speculation comes to you via the Wall Street Journal, which has some more titbits on what Apple may be announcing next week at its WWDC conference. It pegs the price at $10 a month rather than the lower...
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SoundCloud boss warns against subscription-only demands

SoundCloud has become something of a punchbag this year for various sections of the music industry – not just major labels like Sony and publishers (although definitely them, with big gloves on) but even independent labels....
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Managers want EC policy makers to read Sony’s Spotify contract

Tech site The Verge has removed the leaked Sony/Spotify contract from the article it published earlier in the week “at the request of the copyright owner”, while leaving its analysis of the document’s terms up. Now...
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Madeon and Ultra Music speak out about SoundCloud

In its short history, SoundCloud has become an important distribution channel and community for electronic-music artists in particular. Its moves towards making money and striking commercial licensing deals with labels are...
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Sony Music under scrutiny for streaming payouts and Spotify contract

Cats, pigeons, cans, worms and stick-poked hornet’s nests, scattered all over the place. That’s the best way to describe yesterday’s publication by tech site The Verge of the full 42-page licensing contract between...
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Now Vevo launches on Sony’s PS3 and PS4 consoles

When Spotify bagged an exclusive deal with Sony for its PlayStation Music service recently, we wondered about the outlook for other digital music services on its PS3 and PS4 consoles. Now one of them is appearing, but not...
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Sony and Spotify launch PlayStation Music in 41 countries

Earlier this year, Sony announced that it was canning its Music Unlimited streaming music service in favour of an exclusive partnership with Spotify, which would power its new PlayStation Music app for PS3 and PS4 consoles...
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Vevo’s Jones sees UK music video age-ratings spreading globally

The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s Nic Jones has been...