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Reservoir Media buys Century Media’s publishing catalog

Posted by on June 7, 2017

Less than two years ago in Asugust of 2025, Sony purchased Century Media. Now, according to Billboard, Reservoir Media has acquired it’s publishing catalog. Century Media recently received its first platinum album with In This Moment’s Blood and artists who are currently signed to their roster include Insomnium, Arch Enemy, Deicide, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, and more. […]

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Century Media officially purchased by Sony

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Rumblings that a Sony was potentially going to acquire Century Media have been percolating since February. Yesterday, Music Business Worldwide reported it happened, and last night, Billboard got some more information about the purchase. While it was initially stated that the company was bought for $17 million, Billboard reports that Sony bought the company for around $20 million. That’s […]

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Want to feel old? Here are some kids reacting to a Walkman

Posted by on April 15, 2014

There are many things kids today won’t know about, ranging from video rental stores to “Super Sizing” your McDonalds meal. Another thing they won’t understand? What people used before iPods, MP3’s, etc. came to exist. In the latest episode of the Youtube series of kids reacting to things by The Fine Bros, the children were […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 12/12 – What label will Slayer reign on next?

Posted by on December 12, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. While it’s not particularly new news that Slayer was between labels, we’d initially thought it was because American Recordings might be deciding which label group […]

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Good Luck Playing That Sword Cassette Now

Posted by on December 10, 2012

If you have a car from the early ’90s, a stereo system from the ’80s, or a boombox, you’re in luck. If not, then you might want to stock up on a portable cassette player to play that limited edition Sword cassette. Sony has announced that they’ll be discontinuing the production of their latest cassette […]

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Happy 30th Birthday To The CD

Posted by on October 1, 2012

30 years ago today, the first Compact Disc players became commercially available in Japan. At $1,000, they weren’t cheap, and they wouldn’t arrive in the United States for another six months. Developed jointly by Sony and Philips, the first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street. It took a while for […]

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Google Music Reportedly Inks Deals With Sony, EMI

Posted by on November 16, 2011

Ahead of their scheduled launch today, Google Music has apparently reached deals with Sony and EMI, leaving Warner Music Group the sole holdout, according to Bloomberg.

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Google Music Launching Wednesday With Limited Label Involvement?

Posted by on November 14, 2011

The cloud music store is still in its infancy stages, with Amazon the only service to have had a full-fledged launch so far. Look for Google Music to officially join the ranks this Wednesday. Invitations were sent out Friday for an event to be held this Wednesday (16) with the tag line “These Go To […]

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The Big Four Become The Big Three… Labels

Posted by on November 11, 2011

Oh, you thought we were talking about the bands? Nope, they’re still intact. However, EMI’s recorded music division has been sold to Vivendi, who owns the Universal Music Group. The $1.9 billion sale of the label group from Citigroup comes ahead of the expected sale of EMI’s more lucrative music publishing division to an investment group […]

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Citigroup Likely To Sell EMI In Two Parts, Bidding Starts To Heat Up

Posted by on October 27, 2011

Though the record industry as a whole is going through a rough time, EMI has especially experienced its fair share of trouble. That’s why it’s no surprise that Citigroup Bank is anxious to sell the famed label less than a year after acquiring it from equity firm Terra Firma. And while there were reports floating […]

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