Sony Entertainment boss: Albums are 'going to window'

Coral Williamson

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton thinks that windowing may become the music industry norm, following high-profile examples such as Adele’s withholding of 25 on streaming services.

“Going forward, you will see some version of windowing in the music industry,” Lynton said yesterday at the Code/Media conference. “

We all see the business is moving downhill; the download business is declining quarterly. The kind of a service that we would like to see, going forward, is a subscription service.”

On the subject ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...