SoundCloud has received $70 million in debt financing

The music service SoundCloud - which has been struggling for a while - has just received a $70 million loan from Kreos Capital (the Davidson…

Universal Music is ripping down all Facebook cover videos

Last year, Universal Music Publishing Group started asking for cover videos to be taken down by Facebook. The definition "cover video" refers to any…

WMG launches a new "streaming first" record label

Warner Music Group just launched a new imprint called Artists To Watch Records: its mission is that will identify singles with the potential to…

Sony Music has launched the label Weekday Records

Sony Music just launched its new California-based label Weekday Records, in partnership with Pure Noise founder Jake Round. The label will be…

James Grant Group is ready to expansd in US market

The UK-born firm James Grant Group has acquired well-respected Los Angeles management company Deckstar (home to the likes of Blink 182 and Steve…

Viagogo empty-chaired at UK select committee hearing no-show

Viagogo may be just one of four prominent secondary-ticketing services in the UK, but it’s become the focal point for anger around how its market…

Drake smashes Apple Music & Spotify streaming records with "More Life"

Great news for Drake. The singer’s "More Life" had a record-breaking start at Apple Music and Spotify. "More Life"’s songs collected an amazing…

Surprise! "Professional" sellers behind 50% of tickets on resale sites

As reported by "Financial Times", the increible figure of half the tickets on concert, theatre and sport resale websites are from bulk listings sold…

Is Spotify weeks away from signing new licensing deals with major labels?

About two years ago Spotify fell out of a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group. Since then, the service’s deals with UMG’s biggest…

Retailer FNAC to become Deezer shareholder and partner

Fresh from inking deals with football clubs Manchester United and FC Barcelona, Deezer has turned its partnership attentions back to the world of…

Pandora Premium $9.99 on demand streaming to launch very soon

Pandora announced that its $9.99 on-demand streaming tier (à la Spotify), Pandora Premium, will launch this week. Free trial invitations are being…

Amazon Tickets won't move into secondary ticketing

As reported by "Music Ally", Amazon will not be moving into the secondary ticketing market, according to Amazon Tickets general manager Geraldine…

7digital acquires 24-7 Entertainment and collects £3m from shareholders

7digital, as reported by Music Ally, just announced a new deal to acquire European rival 24-7 Entertainment from its current owner MediaMarktSaturn…

Believe CEO: "I don’t see a YouTube value gap"

Believe CEO Denis Ladegaillerie, in an in-depth interview with Music Business Worldwide, touched the topic of YouTube's value gap. His view is…

Google Play Music launches City Soundtracks podcast

Google Play Music launched an original podcast series called "City Soundtracks": here you can hear your favorite musicians talk about important…

Amazon and Airbnb prepare new live-music moves

Amazon is planning to have an on-the-ground presence at music festivals in the near future, according to a job advertisement spotted by MBW. The…

Spotify has acquired British music/tech startup Sonalytic

Spotify has acquired British music/tech startup Sonalytic for an undisclosed amount. The streaming service announced the deal on March 7…

Adele is Music Biz artist of the year

The Music Business Association (aka Music Biz) has announced that Adele is its Artist of the Year. The record-breaking British superstar will be…

PRS Foundation shares "Women Make Music" 5 year evaluation report - DOWNLOAD

PRS Foundation has released the Women Make Music evaluation report looking at the impact of the fund over the past five years. The report findings…

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards: the winners list

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards took place on Sunday, March 5, at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Who were the night's big winners? See the…