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02/12/2009
AC/DC Black Ice World Tour Hits Europe on February 18

AC/DC take their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour to Europe. Dates begin on February 18 in Oslo and conclude in Glasgow on June 30 (see below for full itinerary). AC/DC kicked off their...

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02/12/2009
Music From Presidential Inauguration Released by Sony Masterworks Exclusively on iTunes

Air and Simple Gifts , the classical work composed to celebrate the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States, has been released by Sony Masterworks exclusively via...

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02/11/2009
PoxNora Ancient Awakenings™ Adds Avatars

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE)'s Tucson studio, formerly the Octopi, LLC development team, announced the ninth PoxNora expansion, adding exciting new features like player avatars, 70 new...

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02/10/2009
Lift Every Voice Recording Celebrates Black History Month and Carnegie Hall's Honor! Festival

As Black History Month 2009 is being celebrated Sony Classical releases Lift Every Voice - Honoring The African American Musical Legacy, a newly compiled two-CD anthology of seminal performances...

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02/10/2009
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Icon Makes Its Rolling Return With LocoRoco™2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of LocoRoco™2, available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed by Sony...

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02/09/2009
Columbia Records Congratulates Its Artists: Adele, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Mary Mary, MGMT, John Legend and Miles Davis & Producer of the Year Rick Rubin for Their 2009 Grammy Award Wins

Columbia Records congratulates its artists Adele, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Mary Mary, MGMT and remixers Justice, John Legend, the late Miles Davis and album notes writer Francis Davis, as...

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02/09/2009
Columbia Records Set to Release 'Chris Botti In Boston,' the New Live CD & DVD Collections Capturing the Chart-Topping Jazz Trumpeter's Star-Studded Concerts at the Landmark Boston Symphony Hall

On Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 2008, American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, one of the world's top-selling instrumental artists, invited an extraordinary variety of musical...

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02/08/2009
Adele is Best New Artist at This Years Grammy Awards

20 year old British songstress Adele is the Best New Artist at this year's Grammy Awards, besting such competition as Jonas Brothers, Duffy, Jazmine Sullivan and Lady Antebellum. The London native...

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02/04/2009
Sony Pictures Animation and Platinum Studios, Inc. to Develop Animated Feature

Sony Pictures Animation has set a deal with Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTC: PDOS) (BULLETIN BOARD: PDOS) , an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters...

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02/04/2009
Winter 2009 Tour Dates Announced for Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Raphael Saadiq

Contemporary soul singer Raphael Saadiq has announced the initial dates on his heavily-anticipated 2009 Winter Tour, beginning February 28 at the House of Blues in San Diego (please see full...

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01/30/2009
Moviegoers and Football Viewers Can Get a Sneak Peek at Sony Pictures' 'Year One' at Crackle.com and Meet Their Ancestors in 'Year One' Sweepstakes

Viewers watching this Sunday's big game will get a first look at Sony Pictures' highly anticipated comedy Year One and then go to Crackle.com/YearOne to see more from the film. In addition,...

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01/30/2009
Legacy Recordings Celebrates the Eagerly-Awaited Reissue of 'Ten,' the Ground-Breaking Debut Album From Pearl Jam, With Four Special Edition Packages. Multi-Dimensional Campaign Includes Exclusives With Amazon.com & Verizon and the Release of a 'Ten'/Down

Legacy Recordings is celebrating its monumental re-issue of "Ten," the breakthrough debut album from Pearl Jam, with a multi-dimensional campaign designed to surprise and delight the band's...

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01/29/2009
Play Classic Casual Games Bejeweled®2, Zuma™, Heavy Weapon™, Peggle™ and Feeding Frenzy™, on the PlayStation®Network

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and PopCap Games Inc. announced an exclusive publishing agreement that will bring five hit titles to the PlayStation®Network, with the first, Bejeweled® 2,...

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01/28/2009
The Very Best Movie 2 Opening Tops Russian Box Office

"The Very Best Movie 2," a Russian comedy from Monumental Pictures, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Patton Media Group, and Comedy Club Production, is off to a very...

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01/28/2009
'What the Buck's' Michael Buckley to Host The Minisode Network's 'Minisode Maniac'

"What the Buck's" Michael Buckley will be hosting Sony Pictures Television's new online series "Minisode Maniac" for The Minisode Network beginning today on Crackle.com...

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01/27/2009
Nickelodeon/Columbia Records Set To Release 'About You Now,' the Debut Solo EP From Miranda Cosgrove, Star of Nickelodeon's Top-Rated Series iCarly

Nickelodeon/Columbia Records will release "About You Now," the avidly-awaited five-track debut solo EP from performing artist Miranda Cosgrove, star of the top-rated Nickelodeon television series...

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01/27/2009
'Pop Champagne,' By Jim Jones & Ron Browz (Featuring Juelz Santana), Is America's #1 Urban Single

"Pop Champagne," the celebratory new single by Jim Jones and Ron Browz (featuring Juelz Santana) is this week's #1 record on America's Urban Radio stations according to the Billboard Monitor Urban...

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01/25/2009
Beyonce Performs 'At Last' at the Request of Barack & Michelle Obama for Couple's First Dance as America's President & First Lady

Beyonce performed "At Last," her soul-stirring interpretation of the classic blues song made famous by Etta James, as the musical back-drop for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance together as...

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01/23/2009
Sony Works With OCLC NetLibrary to Offer Mobile Collections for the Reader Digital Book

American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting -- Libraries have a new alternative for providing access to compelling reading material. Starting today, OCLC's NetLibrary will offer libraries five...

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01/23/2009
Sony Offers Third Round of its Popular Online HD Technology Seminars for Production Professionals

Sony Electronics' Professional Media Group is conducting the third session in its annual series of online seminars on high-definition recording media and formats. These web-based courses, designed...

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01/21/2009
Glasvegas Announce Extensive New North American Tour Dates

UK act, Glasvegas, announce an extensive US tour beginning on March 23rd in New Orleans and ending on April 16th in San Francisco. The 19 date tour is the band's largest undertaking in America to...

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01/19/2009
Sony Online Entertainment Acquires PoxNora From Octopi, LLC

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) now owns the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed PoxNora online collectible strategy game and the other key assets for future game development from...

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01/19/2009
Gracenote's Content Partner Program Tops 2,000 Members Representing More Than 20,000 Labels Worldwide

MIDEM -- Gracenote® today announced its Content Partner Program now has more than 2,000 members from around the globe, from major labels such as Universal Music Group and Sony Music...

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01/16/2009
Singer Tony Bennett Recalls His Participation in Dr. King's March on Selma in Video to be Shown This Monday at Mayor Bloomberg's Annual Commemorative Breakfast

Mayor Bloomberg is hosting his annual breakfast reception to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have turned 80 years old in 2009, this Monday, January 19, 2009 at...

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01/16/2009
Sony Online Entertainment to Host Fundraising Drive for Child's Play Charity

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is making it easier for players of its popular online video games to support charity in its Child's Play 2009 Winter Charity Drive - and get cool new in-game...

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