RS: Despite Deal With Sony, Spotify Unlikely to Launch in U.S. Anytime Soon

Spotify, the free streaming-radio service that has generated 10 million European listeners over the past two years, may be one step closer to a U.S. launch now that the Swedish company has signed a deal with Sony Music — but that still doesn’t mean a deal is imminent.


Posted by Ted • Friday, January 21, 2011 .

Wired: Sony’s RED Agrees to Price Music Reasonably: 15 Cents and Up

RED, Sony Music’s third-party distribution arm, has just become the first major-label division to price music at 15 cents on the AmieStreet online music store. As with other music sold there, RED’s tracks (from My Morning Jacket, Third Eye Blind and many others) will increase in price as demand increases to a maximum of 98 cents.


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, August 19, 2009 .

Times Online: Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI to launch CMX album download format

by Patrick Foster The world’s big four record companies are to go head-to-head with Apple with the launch of a new form of album download that will include a digitised version of a record sleeve. Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI are putting the finishing touches to an album format that will give music fans a […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, August 10, 2009 .