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2014-03-31 08:25:17

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced that is has received the rights to represent more than 13,000 copyrights from Blue Pie Productions, one of the world's leading independent labels, publishers, and distributors. "We are honored to secure this representation agreement with Blue Pie Productions," said Christopher Sabec,...

2014-03-03 08:28:00

BURBANK, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- peermusic, the world's largest independent music publisher, has announced the promotion of Jerome Spence to the newly created position of Senior Creative Director, Film and Television. Jerome is based in peer's main headquarters in Burbank, California and prior to this worked as their Creative Director for Film and Television. In his new position, Jerome will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of sync licensing and promotion...

2014-02-25 12:24:58

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE MARCH 3, 2014 NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records - Lea Michele's highly anticipated debut album LOUDER is available today to stream in its entirety for one week exclusively on the iTunes Store and on iTunes Radio (iTunes.com/LeaMichele). Out on March 3(rd), one day earlier than previously announced, the album marks Michele stepping into her career as a solo artist with a vocally-driven record--exploring the breadth of...

2014-02-10 12:24:25

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Music Group (CMG) announced today the appointment of Geoff Harris as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to CMG Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett and Universal Music Group Executive Vice President and CFO, Boyd Muir, Mr. Harris will serve as a senior member of the company's management team and oversee all financial strategy and functions for the Group and each of its divisions. Mr. Harris will be relocating from London, England,...

2014-02-05 08:25:16

Approved copyrights represent significant top line growth potential SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp, Inc. (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of monetization services for artists and other holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced today that it has crossed the threshold of representing more than 1 million copyrights including music, movies, and other digital content. "The number of copyrights we represent continues to increase along...

2014-02-03 08:24:47

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation of America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation ("Sony"), today announced that it has closed on the sale of all of the shares of Gracenote, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, to Tribune Company for $170 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The sale was announced on December 23, 2013. As previously announced, Sony will record a gain within operating income of...

2013-12-23 12:23:29

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation of America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation ("Sony"), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell all of the shares of Gracenote, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, to Tribune Company for $170 million subject to standard adjustments. Sony expects to record a gain within operating income of approximately $60 million at the completion of the sale, based on...

2013-11-25 16:23:49

Proceeds from all-star album will be donated to Philippine Red Cross NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The global music community has come together for the worldwide release today of a new compilation that features the biggest names in music to raise money for those affected by supertyphoon Haiyan in The Philippines. "Songs for the Philippines," a unique collection of 39 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, is now available worldwide on iTunes (iTunes.com/Philippines). The artists,...

2013-09-26 12:25:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, named Michele Anthony, one of the music industry's most experienced and accomplished executives, to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, U.S. Recorded Music, effective November 1, 2013. Reporting to UMG Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, Anthony will also work closely with UMG Executive Vice President and CFO Boyd Muir, as well as the U.S. recorded music...

2013-09-24 08:26:07

MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group and Stingray Digital, a worldwide leading provider of multiplatform music services, have signed a content agreement that will give Stingray Digital access to Universal Music Group's (UMG) library of music and concert videos. This content will appear across the range of Stingray's products on a worldwide basis, on Digital Cable, IPTV, mobile, web and TV-Everywhere platforms. "We are very pleased to have concluded this...