Goldman Sachs predicts $41bn recorded-music industry by 2030

At Music Ally's NY:LON Connect conference in January this year, Dot Blockchain boss Benji Rogers made the confident prediction that “we’ll be at…

Gorillaz share new “Saturnz Barz” remix - LISTEN

To celebrate this year’s Notting Hill Carnival in London, supergroup Gorillaz unveiled a new remix of the track “Saturnz Barz”, taken from…

ACCC takes ticket reseller Viagogo to court

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against ticket reseller viagogo AG (Viagogo) alleging it breached the Australian Consumer…

Taylor Swift breaks all-time Spotify record with new single "Look What You Made Me Do"

Taylor Swift's new song "Look What You Made Me Do", which was released at 11.30pm ET on Thursday, August 24, broke the global day-one Spotify record…

2017 MTV VMAs: the winners list

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony took place at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. The big winner of the year is Kendrick…

Amazon and Ticketmaster negotiations grind to a halt

"Billboard" has an interesting piece on how Amazon’s move into ticketing in the US is not going quite as swimmingly as the retail giant would have…

Spotify and Warner reach a multi-year licensing deal

Finally, it's done: indeed, Spotify has now convinced all the major labels to sign up to new multi-year licensing deals. Music coloss Warner is the…

Amazon Music adds “activities” to Alexa in the UK

Amazon Music has added a range of new “activities” (their quote marks) in the UK for subscribers to Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited. This…

Spotify launches in Thailand with subscription price of less than $4 a month

Streaming music coloss Spotify has launched both its ad-funded and premium services in Thailand. As a result, it’s now available in some 61 markets…

Billy Corgan announces Rick Rubin-produced solo album, "Ogilala"

Rocker Billy Corgan has multiple projects in the works: a new Smashing Pumpkins album, several archival releases, a memoir and - possibly - a…

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…