Sony Music Entertainment

  1. Sony Music Entertainment Begins Staff Cuts

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment began cutting staff today (Jan. 15), with the process expected to be completed tomorrow, sources tell Billboard.biz. At deadline, at least 30 people had been cut from the company's two distribution companies: Sony Glo ...

  2. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  3. SMEJ Financials On The Up

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), has reported healthy sales results for the year ended March 31, 2008, largely on the strength of solid performances by its core label and distribution businesses. Revenue for S ...

  4. Billboard Q&A: Strategic Artist Management's Peter Asher

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Asher has seen every side of the music business, as an artist (with '60s pop duo Peter & Gordon), as head of A&R for the Beatles' Apple Records, and as a producer for everyone from James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt to 10,000 ...

  5. EMI Japan Enters Management Unit

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label EMI Music Japan said Thursday (Nov. 29) that it is launching a management company to enhance and broaden the services it offers to artists. EMI Entertainment Japan will manage all areas of artists' careers, including music p ...

  6. Yahoo, iTunes Japan Link For One-Click Access

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Japan and iTunes Japan have entered into a deal that will give users one-click access from Yahoo Japan music-related sites to the iTunes music store, where they can preview and download music and videos. The deal, which is billed as a first, ...

  7. Sony Japan Reports Solid Full-Year Sales

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Friday reported healthy sales results for the year ended March 31, 2007, largely on the strength of a solid performance by its non-core businesses. Revenue for SMEJ and its 44 ...

  8. EC Confirm Sony BMG Investigation

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Commission formally revealed Thursday (March 1) a four-month indepth investigation into the 2004 merger between Sony and Bertelsmann's music units, as revealed yesterday on Billboard.biz . The Commission, the European Union' ...

  9. Vivendi Requests Commission Clear BMG Takeover

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST If approved publishing unit will have 22% market share. Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Publishing Group, Friday (Nov. 3) formally asked the Commission to clear its €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "We have ...

  10. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  11. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  12. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. EMI Group has dropped its ambitions to acquire and merge with Warner Music Group (WMG), following the recent decision by a European Union court to overturn the original approval for the Sony BMG ...

  13. International Music Feed Appoints Exec

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kaino previously creative exec at Napster. Glenn Kaino has been named executive VP of creative and online for Universal Music Group's International Music Feed (IMF). Kaino reports to IMF's president Andy Schuon and will be based in Santa ...

  14. Orange Range Juice Up SMEJ Revenue

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), on Friday (April 28) reported mixed results for the year ended March 31, 2006. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), on Friday (April 28) repor ...

  15. BMG Japan Pres Tashiro To Retire

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 in order to retire, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based label said Friday (Feb. 17). BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 ...

  16. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  17. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  18. SMEJ Reports Revenue Gains

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported increased sales for the year ending March 31, 2004. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported i ...

  19. SMEJ Reports Revenue Gains

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported increased sales for the year ending March 31, 2004. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported i ...

  20. Oz Watchdog Greenlights Sony-BMG Merger

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says it "will not interfere" in the merger of BMG Australia and Sony Music Entertainment (Australia). Australia's competition watchdog ...

  21. Oz Watchdog Greenlights Sony-BMG Merger

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says it "will not interfere" in the merger of BMG Australia and Sony Music Entertainment (Australia). Australia's competition watchdog ...

  22. FTC Clears Sony BMG

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its final regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today (July 28) announced that it has closed its investigation into the proposed deal. The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its ...

  23. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  24. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  25. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  26. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  27. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  28. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  29. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  30. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  31. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  32. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  33. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  34. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  35. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  36. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  37. Uni, Sony To Provide Content To T-Mobile Euro Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell downloads through cell phones. T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell down ...

  38. Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law I Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CE ...

  39. Sony Campaign To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack debuted a new program aimed to stem the tide of illegal downloading on college campuses during the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon on Friday (Fe Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew L ...

  40. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST À la carte service to launch alongside player device Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple' ...

  41. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST À la carte service to accompany launch of player device Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple&# ...

  42. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Storage device also to debut Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. The a ...

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