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iTunes finally goes DRM-free

iTunes finally goes DRM-free

By 6 January 2009

At the Apple keynote at Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide product marketing for Apple, followed absent Apple boss Steve Jobs' tradition of announcing "one last thing". Music fans will be pleased... >>

Sony BMG sued over online child privacy

Sony BMG sued over online child privacy

By 11 December 2008

Sony BMG is being sued by the US government for violating federal rules aimed at protecting the online privacy of children. It's reported that the music company improperly accepted registrations on its music websites from users who were under 13, without... >>

iTunes to get Sony BMG DRM-free music?

iTunes to get Sony BMG DRM-free music?

By 10 November 2008

Sony BMG will soon offer its music catalogue DRM-free on iTunes, reports suggest. Apple rumour site 9to5Mac states on a "hunch" that the Sony record label will offer its tracks in the iTunes Plus format in the next few weeks. iTunes Plus is Apple's way... >>

Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads

Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads

By 9 October 2008

Online retailer Play.com has announced that tracks and albums from all four major music labels are now available in MP3 DRM-Free format on their digital music service PlayDigital. With the claim of beating their major UK competitors Amazon, HMV and Tesco... >>

MySpace Music launches with DRM-free downloads from Amazon

MySpace Music launches with DRM-free downloads from Amazon

By 25 September 2008

MySpace, along with the big four record labels, EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group as well as Sony ATV/Music Publishing have unveiled the new, revamped "MySpace Music". Promising a host of new features for both users and artists,... >>

SanDisk and big four record labels launch slotMusic

SanDisk and big four record labels launch slotMusic

By 22 September 2008

A new physical music format has been launched by SanDisk and the big four record labels, EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Dubbed "slotMusic" the format is based on the microSD cards that are due to launch soon available... >>

O2 and Sony BMG launch "My Play"

O2 and Sony BMG launch "My Play"

By 7 August 2008

Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK and O2 have announced the launch of what they describe as the first operator-supported major label mobile music store. The store, called My Play, will offer a "full suite" of mobile music products including videos, full... >>

Sony buys out BMG stake of record label

Sony buys out BMG stake of record label

By 6 August 2008

Sony is buying Bertelsmann AG out of their 50-50 music venture Sony BMG for $900 million, giving the Japanese company full ownership. Analysts say the move will enable Sony to move more quickly as the number two player in the music industry, and will... >>

Amazon offers "disc on demand" service

Amazon offers "disc on demand" service

By 6 May 2008

Amazon.com, Sony BMG and EMI Music have announced that they will bring back the music of hundreds of "highly coveted" out-of-print albums on CD through CreateSpace's "Disc on Demand" service that will be offered via Amazon.com. Formerly out-of-print albums... >>

Comes with Music service to cripple Nokia?

Comes with Music service to cripple Nokia?

By 29 April 2008

Reports are suggesting that Nokia has bitten off more than it can chew with its coming later this year "Comes with Music" service. While the service has won the support of the big music labels including Universal Music and Sony BMG (and possibly EMI some... >>