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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...

2013-05-31 23:19:18

The eBooklets Piano Man and The Stranger take an initimate look at the musical legacy of Billy Joel. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Premier Digital Publishing, in partnership with Sony Reader Store and Sony Music Legacy Recordings, has today released a unique digital homage to Billy Joel´s history and the digital answer to print liner notes. Now, music lovers can download these “eBooklets”, which each contain two full tracks and the liner notes from Billy Joel´s...

2011-03-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011. The announcement was made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony Corporation. Mr. Morris, who became Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Music Group (UMG) in 1995, announced last year that he would...

2010-07-11 07:15:00

A Boston Ph.D. student, who was found guilty in 2009 of illegally downloading and sharing songs published by the world's top record companies, has had his penalty reduced by a US judge on Friday. Judge Nancy Gertner of the US District Court in Boston said the penalty a jury handed Joel Tenenbaum would violate his constitutional rights. The verdict was for Tenenbaum to pay $675,000 in penalties to five record companies that sued him. Judge Gertner said the sum was excessive. Instead, the...

2010-06-09 06:20:00

The founder of the popular file-sharing service LimeWire is being accused of fraudulently trying to escape hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright infringement damages, and lawyers for thirteen big record companies want to freeze assets of the service. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood last month found that Lime Wire LLC assisted users in pirating digital recordings, and that founder Mark Gorton directed and personally benefited from many of the activities. Lawyers for the record...

2010-06-02 11:55:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Consortium, LTD, d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets: UCSO), a full service production entertainment company, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Corazong Music Management, B.V. (Corazong Records), an international music publishing, licensing, production and career development company based in the Netherlands with U.S. operations in Nashville, Tennessee. Corazong Records was founded in 1999 by...

2009-06-19 09:50:00

On Thursday, a 32-year-old woman was found guilty by a U.S jury of illegally downloading 24 songs over the Internet in a high-profile piracy case. She was also ordered to pay nearly two million dollars in damages. The single mother of four from Brainerd Minnesota, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, was found legally responsible for the willful infringement of music copyrights when using the peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa to download songs. Taking a mere five hours to reach its verdict, the jury...

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