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Mar 19, 2015 | Sony Music to purchase remaining interest in The Orchard, the world’s leading independent digital distributor
NEW YORK—March 19, 2015—Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Associates, LLC to acquire the remaining interest in The Orchard, the global independent music, video and film distribution co...
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Jan 23, 2014 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by Global Music Sensation Pitbull Featuring International Superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Own Claudia Leitte as FIFA World Cup 2014™ Official Song
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte on June 12, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 23, 2014 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announ...
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May 09, 2013 | Sony Music Entertainment Completes Purchase Of EMI’s European Stake In “Now That’s What I Call Music!” From Universal Music Group
LONDON/ NEW YORK -  Thursday, May 9th, 2013.  Sony Music Entertainment today announced that it has completed its purchase of EMI Recorded Music's European rights in NOW That's What I Call Music! from Universal Music Group (UMG). The purchase, which...
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Jun 04, 2012 | Kenny Chesney Extends Worldwide Recording Agreement with Sony Music Nashville
Chesney's Future Recordings To Release on Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville Historic Columbia Nashville Now Home to BNA Records Artists and Employees NASHVILLE, TN, June 4, 2012 -- Sony Music Nashville announces the extension of its exclusiv...
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Feb 02, 2012 | Sony Music Comments on the Passing of Whitney Houston
New York – February 12, 2012 – Sony Music Entertainment today issued the following statement regarding Whitney Houston:   “Whitney Houston was an icon and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who inspired a generation of singers and brought j...
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Aug 09, 2011 | Edgar Berger Named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment
New York, NY, August 9, 2011 - Edgar Berger has been named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Berger will be respon...
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Aug 08, 2011 | Peter Edge Named Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group
Tom Corson Named President & Chief Operating Officer, RCA Music Group New York, NY, August 8, 2011 - Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Mu...
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Jul 18, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment Names Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid Chairman & CEO, Epic Records
New York, NY, July 18, 2011 – Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Ent...
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May 19, 2011 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Select “Happiness” by Alexis Jordan as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ Official Song
NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 -- FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that "Happiness" (Dave Aude Remix) by 19-year-old singing sensation Alexis Jordan (Star Roc/Roc Nation/Columbia), has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming FIFA W...
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May 10, 2011 | Library of Congress Launches, With Sony Music Content, The “National Jukebox,” An Online Destination For Historical Sound Recordings
Largest Collection Of Historical Recordings Ever Made Publicly Available Online   The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment today unveiled a new website of over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for t...
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May 02, 2011 | Sony Names Doug Morris New Head Of Sony Music Entertainment
(New York, NY – March 2, 2011) -- Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011.  The announcement was made tod...
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Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Music Entertainment To Develop Dynamic Artist Apps Using Innovative Mobile Roadie Platform
New York, NY -- January 20, 2011 -- Sony Music Entertainment today announced plans to develop interactive mobile entertainment applications across its network of artists and labels using technology from Mobile Roadie, the premier self service platfo...
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Dec 21, 2010 | Remix Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Online Using the Original 4-Track Vocal, Guitar, Bass and Drum Recordings
“The Remix Project,” From Sony make.believe, Allows Fans to Re-imagine Dylan Classic Fan Contest, Also Featuring Collaborations from The Ting Tings, 2AM Club and Others, Will Award a Grand Prize Trip to South by Southwest Music Festival New...
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Dec 20, 2010 | Ariama.com Celebrates The Season!
An Ariama Christmas, Volume I ** Over Three Hours of Holiday Choral Music for $2.99 ** Free Shipping on all Titles and 20% off Holiday Titles NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2010  – To welcome the holiday season, Ariama.com, the groundbreaki...
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Dec 14, 2010 | Ariama.com Announces Partnership Agreements with Key Classical Institutions
Carnegie Hall, London Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, WQXR, and WFMT Join Current Site Partners Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2010 – Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music stor...
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Oct 05, 2010 | Sony Music Entertainment Launches Public Beta For Groundbreaking Classical Music Store Ariama.com
One-stop shopping solution for classical CDs and digital downloads from more than 50 major and independent labels  Enhanced search tools make buying music easier and more enjoyable New York, NY—October 5th, 2010—Sony Music Entertainment ...
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May 19, 2010 | Myxer Announces Agreement With Sony Music Entertainment
Content From Sony Music Artists Available To Myxer’s 35 Million Member Community Miami, FL (May 19, 2010) – Myxer, a leader in mobile entertainment, today announced an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to make Sony Music’s catalog of...
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Apr 26, 2010 | FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment select “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira featuring Freshlyground as FIFA World Cup 2010™ Official Song
The song will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Final by Shakira and South African artist Freshlyground on July 11, 2010. NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2010 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Waka Waka (This Time For Afri...
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Apr 10, 2010 | SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING AND SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE GROUND-BREAKING AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS IN ASIAN MARKET
April 11, 2008 — Sony/ATV Music Publishing and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that they have reached an agreement covering digital royalty collection for the music publisher across Asia. The agreement encompasses China, Hong Kong, Ind...
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Apr 08, 2010 | UNLIMITED MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE REDEFINES CHINA’S MOBILE DIGITAL MUSIC LANDSCAPE
NOKIA’S GLOBAL MOBILE MUSIC LEADERSHIP UNDERLINED WITH LAUNCH OF DRM-FREE COMES WITH MUSIC SERVICE FOR MILLIONS OF CONSUMERS IN CHINA Beijing, China & Espoo, Finland, April 8, 2010: Nokia today further increases its global footprint in the m...
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Nov 30, 2016 | 2CELLOS Release New Music Video "The Show Must Go On"
Track Available Now Via All Digital Music Outlets
Nov 23, 2016 | Sony Classical Releases the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Lion Available Digitally November 25 and on CD December 2
Featuring score music by Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka Plus the New and Exclusive Song "Never Give Up" by SIA, Produced by Greg Kurstin
Nov 18, 2016 | "NEVER GIVE UP" (From Lion Soundtrack) by SIA
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Nov 11, 2016 | Robert Randolph & The Family Band Premieres Fiery New Track "Got Soul" on Wall Street Journal
New Album Got Soul Available February 17, 2017
Nov 11, 2016 | A Street Cat Named Bob - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available November 11
Original Score by David Hirschfelder
Nov 11, 2016 | Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, Standard And Deluxe Edition CDs Set For Pre-Order On November 11; Available Worldwide December 16
COMPANION CD TO TONY'S NBC SPECIAL AIRING DECEMBER 20TH FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY LADY GAGA, STEVIE WONDER, ELTON JOHN, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, TONY BENNETT AND MANY MORE
Nov 02, 2016 | FOREIGNER Signs Brand Representation Deal With Artist Legacy Group
Legendary Rockers to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with New Licensing Partnerships Surrounding the Group's Best-Selling Catalog
Oct 24, 2016 | Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day's Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 25, 2016)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Titles by Bob Dylan, Run-D.M.C., Jimi Hendrix, Alice In Chains, My Little Pony and South Park
Oct 20, 2016 | Legacy Recordings and Octave Music Set to Release Critically-Acclaimed New Album Ready Take One on 2 LP 12" High Resolution 150-gram Vinyl on Friday November 25
14 Unreleased Studio Performances by Legendary American Jazz Pianist/Composer Erroll Garner Culled from Recently Discovered (recovered) 1967, 1969 and 1971 Recording Sessions
Oct 18, 2016 | ROB STRINGER PROMOTED TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Doug Morris To Take Chairman Position [New York, NY – October 18, 2016] Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, today announced that Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will transition from the operational management of Sony Music Entertai...
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Oct 07, 2016 | Columbia Records Releases Barry Gibb's 'In The Now' Album Today
GIBB SET TO MAKE RARE TV APPEARANCES INCLUDING TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON OCTOBER 12 AND THE TODAY SHOW ON OCTOBER 13
Sep 28, 2016 | DAVID BOWIE 'LEGACY' 11/11/16
A COLLECTION OF BOWIE'S FINEST SINGLES FROM LIFE ON MARS? TO LAZARUS TO LET'S DANCE
Sep 27, 2016 | Columbia/Legacy Set to Release Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, A Monumental Box Set featuring Every Known Recording from the Artist's Mythic and Controversial 1966 Tour of the US, UK, Europe and Australia
Highly Collectible 36CD Box Set Includes Previously Unreleased Soundboards, CBS Records Mobile Recordings and Audience Tapes Capturing Electrifying Performances and Combative Crowd Responses
Aug 26, 2016 | Columbia Records Releases Barbra Streisand's "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" Album Today
Pairings Feature International Movie Stars Including Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy And More
Aug 19, 2016 | Columbia Records Announces Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Producer Barry Gibb To Release First Solo Album Involving New Material 'In The Now' On October 7
ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY
Aug 10, 2016 | SONY MUSIC UK ACQUIRES MINISTRY OF SOUND RECORDINGS
New deal with UK’s leading dance label expands Sony Music’s world-class portfolio Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd. (“Sony Music UK”) today (08.10) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ministry of Sound Recordings (more…)...
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Aug 03, 2016 | Tony Bennett Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING HONORS HIS MUSICAL LEGACY WITH A "MUSIC TO LIGHT" SHOW AT 8:45PM ET
Apr 11, 2016 | DJ KHALED AND WE THE BEST MUSIC GROUP SIGNED TO EPIC RECORDS – ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, MAJOR KEY
MIAMI-BASED HIP-HOP AND R&B ICON REUNITES WITH EPIC CHAIRMAN LA REID “No one has mastered Snapchat – the outlet where publicly posted pictures and videos live for 24 hours, then disappear – like DJ Khaled  – But DJ Khaled - the hip-ho...
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Aug 25, 2015 | Sony Music Entertainment to Acquire Global Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Leader Century Group
  New York, NY – August 25, 2015 – Sony Music Entertainment today announced it has acquired the Century group of labels, one of the world’s largest independents. A global leader in rock, prog rock, heavy metal, alternative, post punk...
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Jul 08, 2015 | RANDY GOODMAN NAMED CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE
  Nashville, TN – July 8, 2015 – Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Randy Goodman has been appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville, effective immediately. In this role, Goodman will be responsi...
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