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System Of A Down Add Two New U.S. Shows

Posted by on March 7, 2011

System Of A Down has announced the addition of shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA to their U.S. headlining run in May. Now only if they would start adding dates in the East Coast…

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Sony Music Sales Drop 14.5% In Last Quarter

Posted by on February 7, 2011

DigitalMusicNews.com is reporting that Sony Music’s sales experienced a huge 14.5% decrease during its last quarter, while revenue slipped to $1.72 billion for the three month period (which ended on December 31st). With illegal downloading still reigning supreme, this major drop isn’t as much of a shock, especially since the latest Susan Boyle album and […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/4: What’s Francis Ford Coppola Know About The Music Industry?

Posted by on February 4, 2011

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’sBram and Zach 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. Earlier this week, filmmaker and Sofia Coppola-maker Francis Ford Coppola gave an interview where he essentially spoke up in favor of […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Spotify’s U.S. Debut Derailed Again

Posted by on January 25, 2011

Last week, we reported that after two years of failed negotiations between record labels and the European music subscription service, Spotify was finally on track to make its’ U.S. debut. This came after news broke that Spotify was able to make a deal with Sony Music, building rumors that deals with other labels were also […]

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Columbia, Epic Lose Staffers In Consolidation

Posted by on March 26, 2010

According to Billboard, the Sony Music Label Group has cut staff at their labels, consolidating staff at Columbia, Epic  and their shared services department. Apparently, about 20 label staffers were let go yesterday. In the past few months, there were also cuts at RCA/Jive, and several other facets of the label. The cuts and consolidation […]

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US Music Purchases Rise In 2009

Posted by on January 8, 2010

US music purchases rose 2.1% in 2009 according to Nielsen SoundScan, including the sales of digital and physical albums, singles and videos. Overall album sales were still down, however, dropping 8.5% to 490 million, though digital album sales rose again to 16.1%, 76.4 million for the year. The study goes on to conclude digital now […]

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iTunes Concoting New Strategy To Push Digital Albums Over Singles

Posted by on July 29, 2009

Apple is reportedly discussing a new strategy with the four major labels to boost digital album sales by bundling a new type of interactive booklet, liner notes and other interactive features, hoping to buck the overwhelming trend of iTunes consumers limiting purchases to singles. EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music Group are working […]

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