Sony Music West Africa Launches “She Is…” Event to Empower and Connect Female Music Creators
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by Miko Marfori
4d ago
On March 26 and 27 in Lagos, Nigeria, Sony Music West Africa held its highly anticipated event “She Is…” in commemoration of International Women’s Month. The two-day summit was dedicated to empowering women across various fields, particularly in the music and creator economy, providing them with the knowledge, network, and resources necessary to thrive in the industry.  The event, which gathered creatives and music enthusiasts alike, served as a platform to glean insights from esteemed thought leaders in the industry. Day 1 commenced with engaging panel sessions, covering a spectrum of t ..read more
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How Sony Music, The Orchard, and 88rising Are Collaborating to Celebrate Japanese Music 
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by Miko Marfori
1w ago
This Sunday at Coachella, our partner 88rising will take over a stage with their stand-out set of performances called 88rising Futures. They will feature groundbreaking artistry from Japan that will include some surprise performances as well as from Sony Music Japan pop sensation YOASOBI; the genre-defying quartet ATARASHII GAKKO!; iconic supergroup Number_i; and queen of Japanese hip-hop Awich.  Today, Japanese music has more influence globally and in American culture than ever. The share of Japanese-language music in the global and U.S. stre ..read more
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Sony Music Entertainment Launches Season 2 of Shrink The Box, Where Psychology and Self-Help Meet Binge-Worthy TV
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by Miko Marfori
1w ago
Ben Bailey Smith and new co-host Nemone Metaxas will dive into the minds of the small screen’s most iconic fictional characters April 10, 2023 – Shrink The Box – the hit podcast that delves deep into the psyches of iconic TV characters – is back for a highly anticipated second season, launching on Tuesday 7th May 2024. The new series will see host Ben Bailey Smith, writer, actor and comedian, return to the mic, alongside a dynamic addition to the team: esteemed broadcaster and psychotherapist Nemone Metaxas. Nemone is b ..read more
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Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division Acquires Neon Hum Media 
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by Miko Marfori
2w ago
Jonathan Hirsch to Lead US Creative Business  New York and Los Angeles – April 8, 2024 – Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division today announced the acquisition of podcast production company Neon Hum, streamlining the company’s U.S. creative division and broadening its work for hire services under Neon Hum Founder/CEO Jonathan Hirsch.   In his new role as Vice President, Global Podcasts and Head of U.S. Creative, Hirsch will spearhead the U.S. creative business and report directly to Steve Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Podcasts at Sony Music. With the acquis ..read more
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Women’s History Month 2024: Highlighting Our Partners Empowering Women Worldwide 
Sony Music News
by Miko Marfori
2w ago
We remain committed to redefining connection and rediscovering belonging with the help of our partner organizations this Women’s History Month. Throughout Women’s History Month, we proudly amplified the unique voices, intersectional identities, and diverse backgrounds of women around the world. While we’ve reached the end of the month, our celebration of and advocacy for women continue through our Global Social Justice Fund.   Discover some of our partner organizations who are excelling in advocating for global women’s rights and gender equality:  Global Girl Media  Locati ..read more
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Black History Month 2024: Celebrating Our Partners Extending Support for the Black Community 
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by Miko Marfori
3w ago
Alongside our Global Social Justice Fund partners, we continue to redefine connection and rediscover belonging this Black History Month. Sony Music Group is embracing a singular, unifying theme for every heritage acknowledgement and celebration in 2024: Reimagining CommUNITY. Inspired by the art we create, music can help us strengthen our connections to the people and cultures around us, so everyone can belong and thrive.   While Black History Month has come to a close, we remain committed to reimagining commUNITY within and outside of our company through our Global Social Justice F ..read more
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Growing Together: How SMG Celebrated Black History Month
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by Miko Marfori
3w ago
Black culture is everywhere. From the arts to tech innovation and so much more, Black heritage and traditions influence our daily activities, such as the music we write and listen to. And as music continues to evolve globally, we’re shaping the next generation of artists and music industry experts while celebrating the growth of music genres created by Black creators, artists, songwriters, and communities across the globe. At Sony Music Group, we celebrate Black History Month during the month of February in Germany, Canada, and the U.S., and we’ll continue to support programs and initiatives ..read more
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Sony Honored as One of “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the Sixth Time
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by Andrea Fowler
1M ago
Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) today announced that it has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, the US-based global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This year’s list includes 136 companies from across 20 countries and regions, and 44 industries. These companies were evaluated across five categories: Ethics and Compliance Program, Corporate Governance, Culture of Ethics, Environmental and Social Impact, and Third Party Management. The Institute reviewed each company’s ethi ..read more
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Sony Music UK Celebrates Second Year of Beyond the Instrument Youth Initiative
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by Miko Marfori
1M ago
Beyond The Instrument – a Sony Music Group youth programme designed to promote music creativity, education, and career development in the industry – has celebrated its second year by donating DJ equipment, musical instruments, and PLAYvirtuoso access to the Walker Riverside Academy, in Newcastle upon Tyne. In partnership with grant-giving music charity Restore the Music, the co-educational secondary and sixth form school was selected for this year’s scheme due to its location in an area dealing with high levels of social deprivation and unemployment. The Beyond the Instrument packag ..read more
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Sony Music and Campside Media Launch The Anthrax Threat, New Season of Cover Up Exploring the Mysterious Deliveries of Poisonous Packages Across US in 2001
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by Miko Marfori
1M ago
New Season Dives Into the FBI’s Tumultuous Seven-year Investigation of the Deadliest Bioterrorism Attack in U.S. History   Listeners Can Subscribe to The Binge For The Full Season Now   New York, NY – March 1, 2024 – Sony Music and Campside Media today announced the season premiere of The Anthrax Threat, a new season of Cover Up that explores the FBI investigation of the first lethal act of bioterrorism in October 2001 when letters laced with the deadly powder anthrax began appearing in U.S. mail. The first episode is available today, and subscribers to The Binge can listen to all ep ..read more
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