Sony Music: News

27 Jan 2022

Bob Dylan

Has Sony acquired Bob Dylan's entire recording catalog for $200mn?

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan sold his recorded music along with rights to future new releases to Sony Music Entertainment.

24 Jan 2022


#PlaylistAlert: Top 5 Hindi songs released in last two weeks

The Hindi language gets one of the largest number of song releases, including the launch of music videos, independent artists' tracks, and music for Hindi movies.

16 Nov 2021


Snap inks deal with Sony Music, launches AR Music Lenses

Social media app Snapchat's parent, Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat), has inked a licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment so the latter's artists' music can be added to Snap's Sounds Library.

17 Sep 2020


Kanye West up against Universal Group to end 'music slavery'

Rapper Kanye West has apparently taken a break from his Presidential campaign.

08 Jan 2020


TikTok's owner takes on Spotify, tests new music streaming service

TikTok's owner ByteDance has upped the ante against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and JioSaavn with its own music-streaming service - Resso.

18 Nov 2019


Now, TikTok's owner is planning to kill Spotify: Here's how

Despite dominating as the most loved music app, Spotify faces a lot of competition from players like Apple Music and JioSaavn.

21 Oct 2019

Bhumi Pednekar

'Don't Be Shy Again' credit row: Badshah, Sachin-Jigar respond

Amar Kaushik's Bala is staring at yet another controversy.

19 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAftermath: MNS wants radio-stations to stop playing Pakistani singers' songs

Days after a deadly terror attack in Pulwama shook the nation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has asked radio stations to stop playing songs of singers from Pakistan.

18 Feb 2019


Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.

17 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: T-Series removes Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel

In the wake of the horrific Pulwama attack that martyred 40 CRPF jawans, music and film production company T-Series has unlisted Pakistani singers' songs from its YouTube channel, which is YouTube's second-most followed channel.

23 Apr 2018


Javed Akhtar's IPRS company distributes Rs. 13cr royalty to members

Veteran film writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is the Chairman of the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), today distributed Rs. 13cr among its members as part of the royalty given by music companies.

04 Apr 2018


Spotify goes public, valued at $26.6 billion

In a unique IPO approach, Spotify is going the direct listing route instead of traditionally selling its shares on the stock market.

09 Dec 2017


Apple to acquire music recognition app Shazam for $400mn

If reports are to be believed, Apple is going to acquire music-identifying app Shazam for about $400 million.