Mind Music Labs closed funding round of $220k for the Sensus smart guitar

Swedish startup Mind Music Labs successfully closed a seed-funding round of SEK 2m ($220k) for its first product, the Sensus "smart guitar". The…

Apple executive Jimmy Iovine hints at company expansion

A few days after the "Wall Street Journal" reported that Apple is planning to expand into original TV series and movies, company executive Jimmy…

Music M&A on the rise again: Ministry Of Sound and Century Media's pricetags unveiled, Live Nation buys BottleRock Napa Valley festival

As reported by "Music Business Worldwide", Sony Music bought Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd. for  £67m on August 9 last year. The figure…

Lady Gaga spotted in recording studio, teases upcoming tour

A few months after releasing "Joanne", pop queen Lady Gaga is back in the studio - this time for a session with producer Brian Kennedy and…

2017 BRIT Awards nominations: see the full list

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST – In association with Apple Music
Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta…

CEO of Sony Entertainment leaves to join Snap Inc - formerly known as Snapchat

Michael Lynton - CEO of Sony Entertainment - in charge of its Pictures and Music businesses - is leaving Sony Corp to join the business…

Rockol Awards 2016: Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Jovanotti, Pooh... the winners list

On Thursday, January 12, the Rockol Awards 2016 ceremony took place at the Fabrique, in Milan. During the event, Rockol awarded the best artists of…

Pandora lays off 7% of US workforce: over 100 jobs will go

Pandora Media has announced that a significant chunk of its US employees that is being laid off. The company is performing a "reduction in force…

Soundcloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss switches job and becomes Chief Product Officer

Yahoo! exec Artem Fishman is now Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud: co-founder Eric Wahlforss takes on…

The Flaming Lips drop new album Oczy Mlody - STREAM

 The Flaming Lips just dropped "Oczy Mlody", their 16th studio album and first full-length of original material since 2013’s "The Terror". It…

Ed Sheeran unveils new album ‘÷’ release date

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran unveiled that his new album "÷" will be released on March 3. The British singer-songwriter returned last…

Slowdive drop first new track in 22 years, “Star Roving” - LISTEN

Dreampop heroes and shoegazers Slowdive shared a brand new track called “Star Roving” - their first new song in the 22 years…

Queens of the Stone Age to drop new album in 2017

Josh Homme and Co. will be back in 2017 with the follow-up to 2013’s "…Like Clockwork". The news comes from Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, who is in Gone…

Future Publishing buys TeamRock’s classic magazines, websites and events

Future Publishing (owner of titles including Guitarist, Total Film and T3) has struck a bargain basement deal to buy TeamRock's magazines, events…

U2 joke about how they plan to release their next album

After the 2014 stunt of giving their album for free to iTunes users, U2 were heavily criticized and profusely apologized for the fact. Now, with a…

Golden Globes 2017: best original song and score unveiled

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Sunday, January 8, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Now in its 74th…

Pandora loses $120m in value and Sirius XM defines "not likely" a buyout

Pandora’s share price dropped by more than 4% on January 6 – after SiriusXM’s financial boss said a buyout is not a priority. Rumours about a Sirius…

Alexandre Deniot is the new Director of Midem

Alexandre Deniot is the new Director of Midem, the leading industry event for the international music ecosystem. He brings with him over 15 years of…

Google is interested in buying SoundCloud, according to rumours

According to "Music Business Worldwide", high-level rumors are now beginning to bubble that Google is very interested in acquiring Berlin-based…

SESAC acquired by The Blackstone Group

SESAC (which claims to be the only US-based music rights organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other…