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Sony Seeking to Sell Gracenote

Sony Seeking to Sell Gracenote | Music business | Scoop.it

"Sony Corp. is reportedly exploring a sale of Gracenote, a subsidiary business that operates a database covering 180 million tracks and whose audio recognition technology is embedded in various mobile devices and music services including Apple Inc.'s iTunes." 

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Sony Might Reject IPO Proposal- Shares Drop Immediately

"Back in May, fund manager Daniel Loeb of Third Point urged Sony Corp. to focus on its entertainment unit, which has the potential to generate more profit than its currently slacking performance."

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Sony Gets Competitive With Music Unlimited Streaming App

Sony Gets Competitive With Music Unlimited Streaming App | Music business | Scoop.it
Expanded features and price cuts vie with Spotify and Rdio
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Sony Corp cuts losses in Q3 FY12 as music operating income increases

Sony Corp cuts losses in Q3 FY12 as music operating income increases | Music business | Scoop.it
Company still projecting return to profit by year-end in March
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CES 2013: Sony CEO Stays Committed to Content

CES 2013: Sony CEO Stays Committed to Content | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai stressed that, despite a bleak financial outlook, his company wouldn't be getting rid of any of its underperforming divisions just yet, and highlighted...
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Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game | Music business | Scoop.it
Vevo’s future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company’s deal terms with Google are again in play, and that...
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Sony Music Unlimited, More Open Than Ever, Takes the iOS Plunge on Friday

Sony Music Unlimited, More Open Than Ever, Takes the iOS Plunge on Friday | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony Music Unlimited is dipping into the iOS, expanding its service to Apple's iPhones from its previously Android-only model. It's service, which contains over 15 million...
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Sony Reports $463 Million Music Profit While Parent Corp. Posts Record $5.7 Billion Loss

Sony Reports $463 Million Music Profit While Parent Corp. Posts Record $5.7 Billion Loss | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony Corp. racked up a record annual loss of $5.7 billion in its fourth straight year of red ink while Sony posted an operating profit in music of $463 million for the year...
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EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI

EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI | Music business | Scoop.it
European competition regulators gave the green light Thursday to a plan by an investor group led by Sony Corp. to buy EMI Group Ltd.'s huge music-publishing division for $2.2 billion.
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Sony's Music Unlimited service lands on Vita

Sony's Music Unlimited service lands on Vita | Music business | Scoop.it
The PlayStation Vita gains access to 15 million songs from Sony's vast archives. Android devices get some love, too. Read this blog post by Christopher MacManus on Crave.
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Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there's room for another media service on iOS.
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8 Reasons Sony’s Digital Music Chief, Formerly of Apple, Exudes Optimism

8 Reasons Sony’s Digital Music Chief, Formerly of Apple, Exudes Optimism | Music business | Scoop.it

"Anyone paying attention to digital music over the past ten years might wonder why Sony would ever bother with digital music again."

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Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically

Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically | Music business | Scoop.it
With news of Dr.Luke heading a new Sony label, .Biz got in touch with the star producer's manager Mark Beaven about the new project.  While Luke has helmed hits by Katy...

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Best For Music: PS4 or Xbox One?

Best For Music: PS4 or Xbox One? | Music business | Scoop.it

"Let’s get one thing out of the way: Nobody buys a gaming console for music. Yes, modern consoles increasingly run all kinds of non-game apps — especially the entertainment kind — as the manufacturers of just about every type of consumer electronics aim to be the primary interface between people and their favorites 1s and 0s.

 

These are gaming machines, but they are also music machines, a fact that takes on a heightened importance because not every gamer has decided between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4."

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I don't play games at all ~ but i do like a quality sound system and have always gone for the top end stuff - which i believe would ultimately be the main factor how the sound is heard. But for you boys and grrl gamers out there ~ which would you choose?

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Streaming Music Video Service Vidzone Comes to PlayStation

Streaming Music Video Service Vidzone Comes to PlayStation | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony Computer Entertainment America is launching VidZone, an ad-supported streaming music video service now available on the PlayStation 3.
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Sony Entertainment Spinout ‘Inevitable,’ Despite Claims to Contrary

Sony Entertainment Spinout ‘Inevitable,’ Despite Claims to Contrary | Music business | Scoop.it

"The idea of spinning out Sony Corp’s entertainment assets isn’t a new one. It’s been in the air at 550 Madison Avenue for several years, as the once-proud electronics giant lost market and mind share in the consumer electronics market to Samsung, LG and Apple."

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Sony Music CEO Doug Morris Is Streaming Big

Sony Music CEO Doug Morris Is Streaming Big | Music business | Scoop.it
The case for the future of the music business, featuring a 74-year-old who's BFFs with Bono and Adele—and right at home in the age of Spotify and Pandora
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MizWalidah's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:38 AM

I'm glad someone's making money.:(  Anyway, what was interesting is that pop classic artist like Adele still makes the bulk of her revenue from physical sales. Where as an alternative artis like Goyte makes his money in downloads. Two different marketing cultures  for two different artists. Something to think about for the independent when ordering up your next shipment of CDs.

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Sony Introduces Inexpensive Tier for Music Unlimited Service

Sony Introduces Inexpensive Tier for Music Unlimited Service | Music business | Scoop.it
On Wednesday Sony Network Entertainment International announced a €4.99/US$4.99 per month tier, called “Access,” to its Music Unlimited subscription...
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Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March | Music business | Scoop.it
If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings, maybe they should have done so...
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Sony releases ‘Music Unlimited’ Spotify competitor as iOS app

Sony releases ‘Music Unlimited’ Spotify competitor as iOS app | Music business | Scoop.it
Looking to usurp rival competitors like Spotify and MOG, Sony today launched its Music Unlimited streaming service as an iOS app. We told you in January that it was coming, but today the free app o...
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Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future

Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future | Music business | Scoop.it
Emi boss Roger Faxon could soon be a free agent.
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Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force

Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force | Music business | Scoop.it
A report that Sony gave to investors this year calls for major job cuts at EMI, the music publishing company that it is buying.
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EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition

EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition | Music business | Scoop.it
The pair of deals to split EMI between Sony and Universal would give those music companies substantial advantages over Warner, the only other major player still in the market.
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Marty Bandier, Sony ATV CEO, Reveals Plans for EMI Music Publishing, Keeping Name: Report

Marty Bandier, Sony ATV CEO, Reveals Plans for EMI Music Publishing, Keeping Name: Report | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier has reveailed plans for EMI Publishing, including keeping the EMI name should Sony's acccepted bid for the second largest music publisher be...
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EMI's Deals With Universal, Sony Face Inevitable - But Different - Regulatory scrutiny

 Citibank’s sale of EMI -- its recorded-music division to Universal Music Group and its music publishing expected to go to Sony -- will need the approval of ...

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