Sony Corporation

  1. Sony Names Nicole Seligman President of Entertainment Unit

    May 30, 2014 3:43 PM EDT The senior exec's appointment to the newly appointed role is part of a broader leadership shakeup, as the Japanese conglomerate seeks to return to profitability. In her new role, Seligman will report to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton. ...

  2. Sony Finds New Headquarters on Madison Square Park

    February 25, 2014 12:33 PM EST Sony Corporation has found a fresh home in New York, it was announced today. The company sold its iconic black tower on Manhattan's east side a little over a year ago for $1.1 billion . Related Bombshell 'American Idol' Lawsuit Brin ...

  3. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 12, 2013 6:30 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below each 5-day stock graph ...

  4. .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 05, 2013 1:15 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices (as of approximately 1:30 p.m. July 5) by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below ea ...

  5. Moody's Cuts Sony's Credit Rating Again, But Calls Music 'Generally Stable'

    November 09, 2012 1:08 PM EST Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the long-term senior unsecured bond ratings of Sony Corporation. A new report issued by Moody's on Friday moves a rating from "Baa2" to "Baa3" and gives a negative outlook for ...

  6. Marvin Hamlisch Funeral Attended by Liza Minnelli, Bill Clinton, Sir Howard Stringer, Joe Torre, More

    August 14, 2012 3:34 PM EDT The flowers in the hearse were a tribute to Hamlisch's song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows." (Photo: Dan Rys) Celebrities and luminaries of all types congregated at the Temple Emanu-EL in Manhattan Tuesday (August 14) to pay the ...

  7. Japanese Labels Relaxing Digital Rights Management Copyright Protections

    July 10, 2012 1:41 PM EDT The quickly evolving Japanese digital music market has taken another turn: Local labels are either removing or considering removing copy protection for digital downloads. According to reports, Victor Entertainment and Avex Group Holdings are plann ...

  8. Japan's Digital Music Services Leap Forward; Sony Music Unlimited Launches With All Four Majors

    July 03, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Sony Corporation announced the launch in Japan of Music Unlimited, a cloud-based music subscription service that will offer users over 10 million songs. The service will make tracks from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Universal Music LLC (Japan ...

  9. Sony's CD Manufacturing Plants in Japan Remain Closed

    March 14, 2011 12:18 PM EDT As a result of Friday's earthquake, operations have been suspended at Sony plants in Japan that manufacture CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition, the Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center has ceased work entirely due to earthquake damag ...

  10. Simon Cowell, Sony Music Sign Global Deal

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment have renewed their partnership, confirming details of a new long-term global venture to focus on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. The new venture will own all ...

  11. Japan Honors Industry Veteran Kei Ishizaka

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following a long and distinguished career in the music industry, Kei Ishizaka has been awarded the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon by the Japanese government. Ishizaka is currently the Chairman/CEO of trade body the Recording Industry Assoc. of Ja ...

  12. Control Room To Stage 2010 World Cup Concert

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth producer Kevin Wall and his company Control Room have been chosen to organize and produce a three-hour concert to kick off the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa on June 10, 2010. The concert at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium in J ...

  13. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  14. Impala Attacks EC's Sony BMG Ruling

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pan-European independent labels body Impala has blasted the European Commission's decision to allow Sony Corporation's acquisition of the Sony BMG joint venture as "incredible." In a statement, Impala railed against the ruling. ...

  15. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  16. Storm Kicks Up Over FIFA, Sony Soccer Partnership

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation's partnership with soccer's world governing body FIFA is causing a stir in South Africa ahead of the nation's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Creative Workers Union of South Africa (Cwusa) is taking issue, c ...

  17. Sony BMG Names Executive VP/COO For Asia Region

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kelvin Wadsworth has spent entire career with company. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Kelvin Wadsworth executive VP and COO, Asia Region. Wadsworth reports to Tim Bowen, COO of Sony BMG, and is based in the company’s regional offices in Ho ...

  18. iTunes Debuts In Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's second biggest recorded music market. Initially, one million titles are available from 15 labels, incl As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) ...

  19. iTunes Debuts In Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's second biggest recorded music market. As expected, Apple Computer today (Aug. 4) launched its iTunes Music Store in Japan, the world's secon ...

  20. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Daylong music/tech event set for Jan. 22. Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Kenn ...

  21. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will d ...