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Sony Music Entertainment Restructures, Bolsters Asian and Middle Eastern Operations

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is restructuring and expanding its operations in Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East. In a formal announcement, the company indicated that Asia-Pacific exec Denis Handlin will shift his focus exclusively to Australia and New Zealand, having previously handled markets in those countries and in Asia. […]

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Beyoncé Also Rumored to Be Pulling Out of the Grammys Despite 4 Nominations — Sources

A Grammy Awards pre-event seating display featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z, originally teased by broadcasting network CBS but since pulled because it was ‘tentative’. As an ugly war inside the Recording Academy continues, mega-stars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are rumored to be backing out of the Grammy Awards event. The pullout, if confirmed, closely follows reports of […]

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Taylor Swift Reportedly Pulling Out of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards — Despite Receiving Three Nominations

Taylor Swift on her Red Tour with Ed Sheeran. Both were allegedly snubbed for previous Grammy Awards due to corrupt internal politics, according to accusations issued this week. Despite receiving three Grammy nominations (‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Pop Solo Performance,’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’), Taylor Swift is now reportedly exiting this year’s ceremony. […]

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Sonos CEO Issues a Half-Baked Apology, Continues Bricking Old Speakers and Sending Them to Landfills

Photo Credit: Sonos Sonos CEO Patrick Spence has publicly apologized for confusion around Sonos’ smart speaker plans. The company announced that older hardware would stop getting software updates in May. Those devices will continue to function, but any new equipment in systems with old devices will not receive updates. Sonos is working on a solution […]