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Tag Archives: Sony Music

Review: Unlocking the Truth find themselves in ‘Breaking a Monster’

Posted by on June 22, 2016

Last Friday, Unlocking the Truth’s debut album, Chaos, was released via Tunecore. “Wait,” you might be thinking, “didn’t they sign to Sony for $1.8 million?” Yes, but that was two years ago, and the band, all of whom aren’t even sixteen yet, wound up getting out of the contract before their debut album was recorded. Somewhere […]

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Steve Rennie’s Top 5: Crowdsourcing Tips

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Steve Rennie has over thirty years of experience in the music business, including having been a senior VP/GM at Epic Records and currently managing Incubus. His background in the industry led Rennie to develop Renman Music and Business as a web platform for the interactive web show Renman Live! Featuring interviews between Rennie and fellow managers […]

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Protest The Hero Teaming Up With Various Record Labels For Release of Crowdfunded Album

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Protest The Hero made waves in the metal music industry this year by opting to crowdfund their upcoming fourth release instead of going through the traditional means of producing music through a record label.  They not only hit their goal of $125, 000 practically overnight, but they currently have raised almost three times that amount. […]

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Apple Officially Set to Release Radio Service

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Confirming previous reports, Apple will indeed be releasing its own radio service, iTunesRadio. While similar in scope to Spotify and the recently-released Google Play Music All Access, it looks like it’s got Pandora set in its sites. While it was thought to be available as soon as this week, iTunesRadio will instead become available in the […]

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Apple’s Radio Service To Launch As Soon As Next Week?

Posted by on June 4, 2013

It hasn’t yet been a month since Google unveiled their online radio service, Google Play Music All Access, yet it looks like there’s another competitor entering the fray and battling for online streaming radio dominance. The New York Times reports that Apple is finally getting their ducks in a row to debut their own Internet radio […]

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Here’s A New Kvelertak Song

Posted by on January 22, 2013

Well, this is certainly the Tuesday morning shot of adrenaline everyone’s post-MLK Day needed. While it had already debuted online on BBC Radio, Kvelertak’s “Bruane Brenn” has made its way onto Spotify and iTunes in Scandanavia, even though it’s not available in the States yet. The song will be released in the rest of the word […]

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Sony Pays $8 Million To Settle Digital-Music Lawsuit With Cheap Trick And Others

Posted by on March 9, 2012

The remaining major labels have been finding themselves in court with musicians as of late over digital music revenue. While the battle about whether digital purchases constitute as “sales” or as a “license” continues on, Sony has made a settlement outside of court with one class action lawsuit. Sony BMG have made a settlement in […]

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Grooveshark In Deep Water As Label Groups, EMI Publishing Join Lawsuit

Posted by on January 9, 2012

Back in November, King Crimson and Relapse Records gave a glimpse behind the curtain of digital music streaming service Grooveshark, claiming that it was next to impossible to get their music, which was put on the service without permission, taken down. Universal Music Group was the first major label to sue Grooveshark, claiming that the […]

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Van Halen’s Deal With Interscope Records Could Be Finalized By Next Week

Posted by on November 14, 2011

Last Thursday, rumors started to spread that Van Halen was signing a new recording deal with Interscope Records. While there’s always a need to be cautious regarding Van Halen talk, the signing seems likely since the band’s “surprise” appearance at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live show is about two weeks away. Well, now The Hollywood […]

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Spotify Signs Deal With Universal, One Step Closer To U.S. Debut

Posted by on June 13, 2011

The European music service’s U.S. debut has been a work in progress for over two years now. While recently made upgrades and rumored partnerships have showed promise, Spotify’s headway in securing licensing deals is making its U.S. debut even more likely. The Wall Street Jounal’s All Things Digital is reporting that Spotify has secured a […]

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