Katy Perry's new single will feature Migos: “Bon Appétit”!

US pop queen Katy Perry has teamed-up with Latinos chartbusters Migos for her next single. The song is called “Bon Appétit” and is set to be out on…

Merlin announces 25% reduction in administration fees for members as team expands

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, has announced another significant reduction to its Administration…

Universal Music Group valued at $22bn

Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music label, is worth $22 billion, according to the French owner of the label, Vincent Bolloré…

Madonna unhappy about forthcoming biopic: “Only I can tell my story”

Madonna is not pleased by the news of a bopic about her being produced by Universal. Entitled "Blonde Ambition", the Elyse Hollander-penned…

iHeartMedia on the verge of collapsing under $20bn debt burden?

iHeartMedia , one of the US music business’s most important media partners has admitted that it may go bust before the end of 2017. The company has…

StubHub does great in Q1 2017

StubHub’s turnover grew 18% in the first three months of 2017: revenues topped US$210 million, aided by “strength in international markets with the…

Spotify is working its own hardware, inspired by Amazon’s Echo

Spotify is determined to launch its own music hardware and will be inspired by Amazon’s voice-activated Echo speaker. The news has been revealed in…

Google Play Music to be Samsung’s default music service

Samsung has tried and failed several times to get a successful digital-music service off the ground, despite the popularity of its smartphones. Now…

Apple Music debuts ‘Up Next’ scheme for emerging artists

Vevo has ‘Lift’, Deezer has ‘Next’, and Spotify used to have ‘Spotlight’ – all initiatives to promote emerging artists on those streaming services…

Spotify and Merlin sign new licensing deal

Earlier this month, Universal signed a long-awaited new global licensing deal with Spotify. Now, it's the turn of the indies. Merlin has confirmed…

The The debut first new single in 15 years featuring Johnny Marr - LISTEN

On Record Store Day 2017, English post-punk band The The will release its first new single in 15 years, a track called “We Can’t Stop What’s…

Prince: the new EP “Deliverance” features new songs

On April 21 a new EP of previously unreleased Prince material will be released. It is called "Deliverance" and it features six recordings the…

Sony/ATV Music Publishing: Guy Henderson is now President, International

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Guy Henderson to the position of President, International, based in the company’s London office. In the role…

Slacker has laid off a major portion of it's staff

Bad news for Slacker: the company, indeed, has laid off a major portion of it's staff, as reported by "Hypebot" A statement from the company's CEO…

Friends again? Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster launch bid to revamp Seattle Arena

Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster have been in a feud in the past - but, apparently, this won't prevent them to collaborate on the right projects. Indeed…

Lana Del Rey went to Coachella and wrote a new song about it - VIDEO

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is about to release her new album "Lust For Life"; she attended Coachell'as first weekend and she shared a video on…

Pandora plans to enlist private equity firm to fund expansion

Accordingf to "The New York Post", Pandora Media may team up with a private equity firm in exchange for cash to help expand the business. Sources…

Is Ticketmaster doing enough against touts?

Ticketmaster has been accused of not doing enough to stop professional ticket touts bypassing strict purchase limits imposed on ordinary fans. The…

Royal Blood release new single “Lights Out” - VIDEO

British duo Royal Blood announced that their long-awaited sophomore album, "How Did We Get So Dark?", is due out on June 16. They also appeared on…

Kendrick Lamar’s new album "DAMN." is out: the full credits

US rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped his new album "DAMN." (subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it in full) and its tracklist already…