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07/11/2011
Attention Humans of Earth: DC Universe Online Wants You For the Green Lantern Corps!

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced the first Downloadable Content (DLC) pack for DC Universe Online (DCUO), "Fight for the Light." Featuring DC Comics favorite The Green Lantern...

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07/11/2011
Incubus Releases Highly Anticipated New Album If Not Now, When? July 12th

Leading up to their long-awaited, sixth studio album, multi-platinum rock band Incubus has been asking their fans If Not Now, When?, and on July 12th fans will get the answers they have been...

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07/08/2011
Sony Online Entertainment Returns to Massive Warfare; Announces Next-Gen Sequel to Its Landmark First Person Shooter MMO With PlanetSide® 2

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced PlanetSide 2, the reimagining of the ever-popular massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS) game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide 2...

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07/08/2011
Adele's 21 the Fastest Selling Digital Album Surpassing 1 Million Units Sold

Columbia Records -- Adele's record breaking sophomore album 21 is the fastest digital selling album in the U.S. to surpass 1 million units. Released slightly over four months ago, Adele's 21 has...

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07/07/2011
Historic Final NASA Space Shuttle Launch to be Live-Streamed in PlayStation®Home

The historic final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program -- the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis -- will be live-streamed in a special social viewing event featured on Sony Computer...

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07/05/2011
Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment Announce Full Restoration of PlayStation®Network and Qriocity™ Services in Japan

Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network and Qriocity™...

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07/01/2011
Sony Serves Up Wimbledon in 3D

The 2011 Wimbledon Championships are coming down to the final rounds, and tennis fans will have a chance to see the matches in a way they've never seen it before: shot in 3D with the latest Sony...

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06/30/2011
Patti Smith's OUTSIDE SOCIETY is the First Single-CD Collection to Span Arista and Columbia Years from 1975 to 2007

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Patti Smith raises the curtain on OUTSIDE SOCIETY, a new collection of her signature songs on the Arista and Columbia labels. The landmark 18-song release marks...

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06/30/2011
Sony Creative Software Partners With America's State Parks to Promote Nationwide Park Visits and Outdoor Recreation Through Videos of Natural Treasures in New Online Contest

America's State Parks and Sony Creative Software, a leading developer of award-winning and easy-to-use video and audio editing applications, today announced a partnership to promote nationwide...

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06/29/2011
SCEI Announces New Management Team

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the appointment of Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, as Chairman, and Andrew House, President, CEO and Co-COO of Sony Computer...

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06/28/2011
Sony Wonder Technology Lab Unveils New Interactive Music Experience Featuring Grammy® Award-Winning Artist Alicia Keys

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab, a four-story interactive technology and entertainment experience in midtown Manhattan, today unveiled Music Mixer, its latest interactive exhibit featuring 14-time...

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06/28/2011
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY Announces Summer 2011 Releases

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, recently praised by the Wall Street Journal for its ongoing reissue campaign, continues to make good on its promise to open its vaults with three classic cast recordings...

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06/27/2011
Streisand's First Album of Songs Written by Her Longtime Collaborators, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, to Debut on Columbia Records August 23, 2011

The incomparable Barbra Streisand's long-cherished desire to release an album of music with lyrics exclusively written by her collaborators and friends, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, will be achieved...

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06/23/2011
Merlin Partnership Brings Its Top Global Indie Artists to Sony's "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™" Cloud-based Digital Music Service

Global rights agency Merlin has partnered with Sony Corporation ("Sony") to deliver Merlin's top global artists' music through Sony's cloud-based digital music service "Music Unlimited powered by...

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06/23/2011
An Inspired Focus on Musicianship and an Arsenal of Pop/Rock Hits, as SPIN DOCTORS Plan 20th Anniversary Double CD and Tour to Commemorate 10 Million+ Worldwide Smash Album, 'Pocket Full Of Kryptonite'

When top-class musicianship and great songwriting meet, the result can help to define an era. Such was the case with SPIN DOCTORS' Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, one of the biggest smashes of the...

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06/23/2011
Adele's North American Tour Rescheduled

British artist Adele is set to return to North America to resume touring in support of her breakthrough sophomore album 21. The 23 year old singer was forced to cancel her tour in early June due...

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06/23/2011
J.K. Rowling Announces Pottermore

J.K. Rowling today, Thursday 23rd June, answered mounting speculation about the nature of her new project and announced Pottermore, a unique and free-to-use website which builds an exciting online...

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06/22/2011
The Sing-Off Season 2 Winner "Committed" to Release Self-Titled Debut Album August 30th

On the heels of their triumphant win of season two of the hit NBC a cappella competition series The Sing-Off, Committed is getting ready to release their self-titled debut album on August 30th on...

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06/21/2011
"Weird Al" Yankovic Unleashes Alpocalypse in Stores

"Weird Al" Yankovic's highly anticipated 13th studio album, Alpocalypse (Jive Records), hits stores today, Tuesday, June 21st. The 3-time Grammy Award-winner's first album in nearly 5 years,...

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06/21/2011
Sony Online Entertainment Awards G.I.R.L. Scholarship for Excellence in Game Art Design

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that Alicia Crawford of La Quinta, Calif. has been named the winner of the 2011 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship. Now in its fourth...

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06/20/2011
"The Dr. Oz Show" Wins Two Emmy Awards at the 2011 Daytime Emmys

"The Dr. Oz Show" won two Emmy Awards last night for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning in all categories in which the show...

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06/20/2011
Incubus Celebrates the Release of New Album with Unique Live Interactive Experience "Incubus HQ Live" Kicking Off June 30th

Epic Records -- Multi-platinum rock band Incubus have announced today, that they will be celebrating the release of their new album If Not Now, When? with a series of intimate performances at a...

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06/17/2011
Britney Spears Teams Up With Bravo, VEVO and MTV to Launch Multi-Platform Premiere of Her Highly Anticipated "I Wanna Go" Video on June 22nd

Britney Spears is set to launch a multi-platform campaign of her eagerly awaited video, "I Wanna Go." This Sunday Spears will simultaneously air an exclusive 30-second teaser on Bravo's popular...

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06/16/2011
Update: An Angel and a Devil Battle it Out for #1

DREAM WITH ME, the debut album from the top selling debut artist of 2010, 11-year-old soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho, is a surprise top contender for the #1 slot on America's music charts next...

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06/16/2011
Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart After Anthemic Performance on Leno and Critical Acclaim

Tedeschi Trucks Band debuts big with their inaugural album Revelator, breaking into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #12 in their first week with 26k units sold. The highly anticipated and...

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