RIAA and BASCA shoot down Lyor Cohen’s pro-YouTube blog

At the end of last week, YouTube music boss Lyor Cohen published a blog that outlined why YouTube was good for music and why the music business was…

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) perform rare show as a duo - VIDEO, SETLIST

On Sunday, August 20, Radiohead's frontman Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood offered a rare performance as a duo, during a benefit show in…

Goldman Sachs fund sells $75m Spotify shares ahead of direct listing

Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) has sold over $75m-worth of shares in Spotify in the past few weeks: it's less than half of GSIP’s total…

Foo Fighters announce new concert film recorded on the Acropolis of Athens

“Landmarks Live in Concert” is a music series from PBS, hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, in which artists perform at some of…

YouTube's Lyor Cohen: "The focus on copyright safe harbours is a distraction"

YouTube's head of music Lyor Cohen has admitted that "there’s still a disconnect between YouTube and the rest of the industry" but maintains that…

Queens of the Stone Age drop “The Way You Used to Do” video - WATCH

US rockers Queens of the Stone Age shared a new music video for their single “The Way You Used to Do”. The clip is directed by Jonas Åkerlund…

Pandora on smart speakers: "From head-scratcher to head-turner"

Streaming service Pandora explained its views on the growing importance of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo, including some figures on how Pandora…

SoundCloud secured new investments

SoundCloud has secured new investment from merchant bank The Raine Group and investment firm Temasek, with former Vimeo boss Kerry Trainor taking…

Because acquires former London Records' catalogue

The Because Group has just acquired Warner Music 90, which encompasses the majority of the catalogue formerly known as London Records, from Warner…

Liam Gallagher shares lyric video for new single "For What It’s Worth" - WATCH

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will release his debut solo album "As You Were" in October. After sharing  "Chinatown" and "Wall Of Glass…

Live Nation shares solid second-quarter earnings

The world’s largest live-entertainment company, Live Nation, released its Q2 2017 financial report on August 9. The document showed revenue…

R.I.P. Glen Campbell, dead at 81

Country music legend Glen Campbell has died, losing a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 81 years old and was diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease in…

Ex-Kobalt president Richard Sanders appointed new CEO of TIDAL

Former Kobalt Music Group President Richard Sanders is now CEO of streaming service TIDAL. He left Kobalt earlier this summer after more than five…

Eminem’s next album set to be out "this autumn"

Detroit rapper Eminem will likely release his ninth album later this year, after previously teasing that he was back in the studio. The follow-up to…

Apple getting closer to an acquisition of the film and music library of Eros Group

Apple is reportedly getting closer to a $1bn acquisition of the film and music library of Eros Group - the largest movie producer in India, counting…

Paul Rosenberg is the new CEO of Def Jam

Universal Music Group announced that Paul Rosenberg, the artist manager and record executive, has been named CEO of Def Jam Recordings, effective…

Is SESAC’s US radio deal a "historic benchmark" for new era of broadcast royalties?

SESAC announced that a decision had been made regarding the royalty rate paid to its members by commercial radio stations in the US: it's the end of…

Kanye West files $10 million lawsuit against insurers of canceled tour

Last November, rapper Kanye West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour. He was also involuntarily hospitalized for “temporary psychosis due…

Coldplay remember Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington with “Crawling” cover - VIDEO

British pop rockers Coldplay kicked-off their North American tour with a show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on August 1. During…

Spotify surpasses 60m subscribers

Streaming giant Spotify confirmed that it has surpassed 60m paying subscribers worldwide – and the growth rate faster than ever. In the first seven…