Tag Archives: Sony Music

Springsteen Sells His Music Rights In $500M+ Deal

The New York Times reports: Bruce Springsteen has sold his music rights to Sony Music Entertainment in what may well be the biggest transaction ever struck for a single artist’s body of work, according to two people briefed on the deal. The arrangement, which has been gossiped about in music industry circles for weeks, includes both Springsteen’s recorded music catalog …

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Sony Kills The Walkman

After 30 years and 200 million units, Sony has announced the end of its iconic cassette Walkman. In other news, Sony was still making the Walkman. The Sony Discman, inexplicably, continues to live. I remember thinking the Walkman was overpriced and always getting cheapo knockoffs which would fall apart within a few months. I finally caved when that super-fly bright …

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Posthumous Pop: Largest Record Deal In History For Estate Of Michael Jackson

The estate of Michael Jackson has signed the biggest record industry deal in history, one that guarantees at least $200M from Sony Music over the next ten years. The record-breaking contract through 2017 could be worth up to $250 million if certain conditions are met. One of the albums will be of never-before-released Jackson recordings that will come out in …

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