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Apple signs Sony Music to iRadio, WWDC unveiling getting stronger all the time

Apple signs Sony Music to iRadio, WWDC unveiling getting stronger all the time

By 7 June 2013

After reports that Apple had signed Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group to its much-rumoured Spotify rival iRadio, it is now said to have added Sony Music to the list of major labels it needs to give its streaming service a great start in a busy... >>

X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment

X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment

By 3 June 2011

Before you rush to your PlayStations and check the PSN is still running, fear not, the latest Sony hack was targeted at their movies site. Attributed to notorious hacking outfit Lulzsec, Sony Pictures Entertainment has had its website interfered with... >>

Sony Music latest to sign up for Apple's cloudy days

Sony Music latest to sign up for Apple's cloudy days

By 20 May 2011

Like London buses, you can wait ages for one iCloud story to arrive and several appear at once. Reports are circulating that Sony Music Entertainment is the latest of the big four record labels to sign up to Apple's cloud media service. With Warner and... >>

Vevo launches in the USA

Vevo launches in the USA

By 9 December 2009

Universal Music's much-discussed music video service has finally been brought to life. The Hulu-like site, which was formed following major label dissatisfaction with YouTube, has gone live with content from Universal, Sony Music and EMI. Independent... >>

BT plans music subscription service

BT plans music subscription service

By 6 August 2009

BT is reportedly in early discussions with execs at all four major labels to try and build a legal music subscription service to rival the vague plans that Sky says it has about a similar initiative. Sky says that it's reached agreements with EMI and... >>

Sony Music joins Vevo - Universal's YouTube clone

Sony Music joins Vevo - Universal's YouTube clone

By 8 June 2009

Universal's premium music-video service, Vevo, looks to be getting a little more popular. Sony Music has announced that it will be joining the website, making it the second major label to join. Although it hasn't launched yet, Vevo purports to be a legitimized... >>

Backlash over eMusic major label deal

Backlash over eMusic major label deal

By 2 June 2009

In a not entirely unexpected development, eMusic subscribers have erupted in anger at the announcement of the deal with Sony, previously reported on Pocket-lint, that'll allow major label content on to the service. The deal has unfortunately meant a price... >>

eMusic adds older Sony catalogue

eMusic adds older Sony catalogue

By 1 June 2009

Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to allow MP3 store eMusic access to its back catalogue. It's the first of the four major labels to strike a deal with the website. However, there's a catch. Only tracks more than 2 years old will be added. That includes... >>

Vodafone goes DRM-free

Vodafone goes DRM-free

By 11 March 2009

Vodafone has announced that it has signed deals with Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI to offer their tracks and albums DRM-free across Vodafone markets for both mobile phones and PCs. Said to be the first deals of their kind for a mobile... >>

Sony Music sued over digital download payments

Sony Music sued over digital download payments

By 30 April 2006

Two bands in the US are suing Sony Music over fees earned from digital downloads. In a lawsuit filed earlier this week, the ageing rock bands Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick allege that they and other groups are being shortchanged by Sony Music because... >>